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Cozy Mystery and a Recipe * Chocolate Cream Pie Murder



Not even Lake Eden’s nosiest residents suspected Hannah Swensen would go from idealistic newlywed to betrayed wife in a matter of weeks. But as a deadly mystery unfolds in town, the proof is in the pudding . . .

When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery—not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores’s penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that’s messier than an upended chocolate cream pie. As suspects emerge and secrets hit close to home, Hannah must serve a hefty helping of justice to an unnamed killer prowling around Lake Eden . . . before someone takes a slice out of her!

My Recipe : 


  • 24 Oreo cookie/Crushed
  • 5 T butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter , chopped into pieces
  • 8 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate , chopped (I like Ghirardelli’s)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar , or granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Make  the Crust with Cookies and butter -press in pie shell Bake at 35o for 10 minutes let cool.

  1. To a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the sugar, and milk and whisk well to combine. Bring mixture to a simmer, whisking frequently.

  2. Meanwhile, add the egg yolks and cornstarch to a bowl and whisk until smooth.

  3. Once the saucepan mixture is simmering, add a few spoonfuls of the hot liquid into the egg yolks and whisk to temper the eggs. Add a few more spoonfuls of the hot liquid into the egg yolks. Then slowly whisk the egg yolk mixture into the remaining mixture in the saucepan. Whisk constantly until the mixture begins to thicken and comes to a very gently boil (big bubbles begin to break the surface).

  4. Remove pan from the heat and whisk in the butter, chopped chocolate, and vanilla extract. Stir well until completely smooth.

  5. Pour filling into the cooled cookie crust and smooth into an even layer.

Make whipped cream.

  1. cream to a mixing bowl. Mix with electric mixers on high speed for 1-2 minutes.

  2. Add the sugar and vanilla extract. Continue mixing until soft peaks form, about 2-3 minutes.

    My Book Review from Net Galley : 

    Book 24 and still gong with a great fun mystery and recipes. In this one we finally see Hannah find love and get married . If you are a fan dont miss this one.  Lisa

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