Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sweetness on Sunday featuring Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck: Recipe & Giveaway!!

I have a very special Sweetness on Sunday for you today!!
Thanks to Colleen Houck and Katie at Sterling Publishing, I have a wonderful recipe from the story and a copy of the newly released paperback version of Tiger's Curse to give away!!

Here we go!So, of course, I had to make these for myself. And I am telling you--these are delightfully yummy! So rich and chocolatey with a yummy peanut butter center. Especially good fresh from the oven (ok, well, wait a few minutes so as not to burn your mouth, I guess lol) when they are still very warm and gooey. And the tall glass of milk pictured next to it is almost a must! :D

Ren's Cookies

2 sticks of butter
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup dark coco powder
2 cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 bag of chocolate chips
¾ cup smooth peanut butter
½ cup brown sugar

Cream the butter then add sugars. When it’s light and fluffy, add eggs and vanilla. Sift the next 5 dry ingredients and mix with the wet until thoroughly combined. Add one package of chocolate chips (or as many as you like!) to the dough. Mix together the next 2 ingredients to make the peanut butter filling. Then place a spoonful of the chocolate dough on a baking sheet, top with some peanut butter filling, and cover with some more chocolate dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-20 minutes depending on cookie size.

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So to celebrate the paperback release, I have one brand new paperback copy to give to one luck reader!! Just fill out the form below and the winner will be chosen with!
• open to US/CAN
•must be 13 or older
•Contest closes June 3rd, 2013

If you simply can't wait to get yourself a copy of Tiger's Curse in paperback, it's now available at:

Until next time,


  1. Thank you for the contest and the recipe! i really want to read this!!

  2. I am SO making those. Chocolate/chocolate/peanut butter cookies are my favorite! Thanks for the recipe & the giveaway! I loved the book but haven't been able to purchase it yet...blasted lack of a job... :P


  3. I always thought it was so funny how much Ren LOVES peanut butter! I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks for the post.

  4. They sound lovely :) fun! Thanks for sharing.

  5. YAY recipes. I am addicted to baking. I actually work in a bakery/cafe lol ^_^ thanks for the recipe.

  6. I made these yesterday, and they are seriously the best ever! I have a new favorite!!! :]

  7. Has anyone made these with regular chocolate cocoa powder and not dark chocolate cocoa powder?