Star Wars Day Cookies (and Skywalker Memories) from author Cleo Coyle

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A special post for Star Wars Day (aka) 
May the Fourth Be with You Day!

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A long time ago (in a galaxy not so far away), I served as editorial director for a line of Lucasfilm children's books. As a lifelong Star Wars fan, this was a dream come true. Although I was based in New York, I visited Skywalker Ranch enough times to point out the particulars of Mr. Lucas's stunning, sprawling Victorian Main House, pictured above. (Over the fireplace you'll find the Norman Rockwell, and in that glass case Indiana Jones's leather whip.)

To say I enjoyed my work would be a galactic understatement. I was reading top secret scripts; seeing raw footage in George Lucas's own screening room; and brainstorming tie-in book ideas right there at Skywalker. Even eating in the gorgeous Ranch dining room was a trip (OMG, there's George!). I learned so much in that realm of storytelling magic. I'll never forget it.


Crispy on the outside, CHEWY on the inside.
Out of this world cookies for Star Wars Day
Now that I'm a culinary mystery writer, murder is my business and so is food, which is why I'm sharing an out of this world cookie recipe for Star Wars Day, one that's crispy on the outside and delightfully Chewy on the inside. (Yes, puns are my business, too.) 









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May the Force Be with You (Always!)

Cleo Coyle
New York Times bestselling author of
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Cleo Coyle's Silver Dollar 

Chocolate Chip Cookies


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The rich flavor notes of buttery caramel and sea salt along with the adorable silver dollar size make for a light yet blissfully satisfying snack, perfect when sharing afternoon coffee breaks or late-night secrets. The latter is why my amateur sleuth, coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi, served these to an after-hours visitor in Once Upon a Grind, a man with a mysterious business card and a shocking story of a cold-case, Cold War murder. May you read (and bake) with joy...





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Silver Dollar
Chocolate Chip Cookies


Makes about 75 mini cookies

INGREDIENTS:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 tablespoons brewed coffee or espresso (or milk)
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (be sure to use
   mini chips or you can chop standard chips into smaller pieces)

DIRECTIONS:


Step 1—Mix the dough. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Do not brown or burn. Allow to cool a bit and transfer to a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, blend in the white and brown sugars, coffee, egg, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour and blend again, but do not over-mix. The dough will be loose and sticky. Gently fold in the mini chips. (For the small cookie size to work, be sure to use mini chips or chop standard chips into bits.)



Step 2—Bake. Preheat the oven well to 375°F. Drop dough by half-teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet (or line pan with parchment paper). Allow room between cookies for spreading. For these small cookies, only bake 6 to 6 and 1/2 minutes. Cookies should come out of the oven a little under-baked. Allow them to continue cooking and cooling on the hot baking sheet for 10 minutes before handling.




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Eat with galactic joy!

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
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