Bon Appetit and a Book with Shirlee McCoy

There's something warm and homey about a couple of yummy cookies and a cup of hot tea. Add a good book, and it's the perfect way to spend a dreary afternoon or a cold night. My all-time favorite cookie is as easy to make as it is delicious. Even better, it's a six ingredient cookie! Quick, simple and delicious! 

If you can't, grab your book, your tea or coffee, find a comfy chair and enjoy!

Mexican Tea Cake Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp . vanilla 
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cups finely chopped pecans
extra powdered sugar 

Mix butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt. Stir in pecans.

Chill dough for an hour.

Preheat oven to 350. 

Roll dough into one inch balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.

While cookies are still warm, roll them in the extra powdered sugar. 

If you can, let them cool before eating.

If you can't, grab your book, your tea or coffee, find a comfy chair and enjoy!

About Protection Detail

After a prominent senator’s son is murdered, Captain Gavin McCord of the Capitol K-9 Unit wants answers. The senator was a mentor to Gavin, and Gavin will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice in Protection Detail. (Harlequin $5.99) 

With his team of elite K-9 cops and his loyal dog, Glory, at his side, Gavin discovers that a child at Cassie Danvers’ nearby foster home may have witnessed the murder. 

He’s drawn to the determined and beautiful woman, but she doesn’t want him interviewing her traumatized charges. Yet trusting Gavin is the only way to stay one step ahead of the deadly gunman when Cassie becomes a target.