Well, I’m a huge fan the author Joanne Flukes.  I started reading her books 3 years ago…and the first book I read of hers was The Lake Eden Cookbook.  I think the reason why I like her books so much is because they all have something to do with baking.  The Lake Eden Cookbook had page after page of recipes from appetizers, cookies right thru to frosting & icings. And I was in HEAVEN!!!!

The Gingerbread Cookie Murder had a total of three (3) writers (Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine and Leslie Meier) with 3 different murder mysteries and believe me they were all good. And these Gingerbread Cookies were in Joanne Fluke’s part of the book; and I can’t wait to make them because these cookies are made with hot strong coffee mixed into the cookie.

There are other recipes in the book, too, so maybe Santa can leave a couple of her books in your Christmas stocking this year!! Happy reading!!  Tell Santa you would like to have the books Sugar Cookie Murder, Candy Cane Murder and Plum Pudding Murder…they will definitely get you in the holiday spirit!

As for these gingerbread cookies tho, here’s what you need:

1 cup (2 sticks) softened, salted butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup hot strong coffee
2/3 cup dark molasses
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2  1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 3/4 cups flour (DON’T SIFT IT — pack it down in the cup when you measure it)
Cookie Icing
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
1/8 tea. salt
1/2 tea. vanilla (or other flavoring)
1/4 cup cream

This awesome holiday recipe is coming to you today from Annette’s Sweet Treats. This is one amazing recipe from one very unlikely source. This is NOT your average gingerbread cookie! And besides, who’s ever heard of a gingerbread cookie made with COFFEE before? If you are like me, and are just dying to know what that tastes like, then be sure to head on over to Annette’s Sweet Treats now for the full instructions. Enjoy!