Jan 312018

Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!

I am thrilled to have Sofie drop by today to share a recipe!

Guest Post
by Sofie Ryan
(Provided by Publicist)


The characters in the Second Chance Cat mysteries like to eat. Although Sarah is still working on her cooking skills, Rose Jackson is a talented cook and thanks to her there’s always something sweet in the break room at the library. My own mother didn’t like to cook. But she had a good friend, Mrs. V., who did, and who encouraged my early baking efforts. This is about as close as I’ve been able to come to her molasses oatmeal cookie recipe, adapted from a recipe in an old Betty Crocker cookbook.


Mrs. V.’s Molasses Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/3 cup molasses

2 eggs

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup raisins*

Heat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, butter, molasses and eggs until smooth and creamy. Stir in remaining ingredients except for raisins until well blended. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets lined with parchment. (Batter will spread as they bake.)

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set. Cool for one to two minutes; remove from cookie sheets to a rack.

This makes between 36 and 42 dark, chewy cookies. What can I say? I never seem to make tiny cookies. These are about two and a half inches in diameter.

*Note: I have some people in my house who don’t like raisins in their molasses cookies. (That makes no sense to me.) So I bake half the cookies and then add raisins to the remaining batter.



Thank you, Sofie, these sound delicious!

Sofie’s new Second Chance Cat MysteryThe Fast and the Furriest comes out on Tuesday!
Let me tell you all about it!

The Fast and the Furriest (Second Chance Cat Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Release Date – February 6, 2018
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1101991220
Kindle ASIN: B071L5BZMK

Sarah Grayson and her trusty companion, Elvis, race to tail the right suspects in the fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries.

Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance, a shop that sells lovingly refurbished items, in the charming town of North Harbor, Maine. But she couldn’t run the store without the help of her right-hand man, Mac–or her dashing rescue cat, Elvis.

Mac’s life before North Harbor has always been a little bit mysterious, but it becomes a lot more intriguing when a woman from his past shows up in town, and then turns up dead. Suspicion falls on Mac, but Sarah–and Elvis–know he can’t be the killer, and they hope they can prove his innocence quick as a whisker.

About The Author

Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of author and mixed-media artist, Darlene Ryan. Sofie/Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores.


Written as Sofie Kelly

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  25 Responses to “Cozy Wednesday with Sofie Ryan – Author of The Fast and the Furriest – #GuestPost / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery”

  1. I’d love to win a copy of “The Fast and the Furriest”.. Thanks for the review, recipe, and chance to win!!

  2. The cookies look delicious and I am looking forward to the new book!

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  5. Cozy mysteries involving pets are amongst my favorite kinds of books. Also, I’m looking forward to trying the oatmeal molasses cookies.

  6. This cozy is delightful and sweet.

  7. Absolutely love the cover of “The Fast and the Furriest” and can’t wait to read the book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. <3
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  8. I love molasses cookies but have never tried them with oatmeal. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  9. I’m looking forward to reading all about how Sarah and Elvis help Mac out of this pickle!

  10. Love the cover and love the recipe as those are great cookies !

  11. Nice recipe, I miss my Grandma’s molasses cookies! The book covers of Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly are awesome! I don’t judge, but am drawn to a book by it’s cover!

  12. This series sounds great. I haven’t gotten into it yet but I’d love to!

  13. Sounds good all around

  14. Love this series. I’m looking forward to reading the newest book.

  15. Yummy! Thank you for the recipe.

  16. The cookies sound tasty and they would be the perfect treat for eating while reading your book.

  17. This sounds like a ‘tasty’ cozy, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  18. This looks so cute–I’d love to read it!

  19. That’s one of the funnier (punnier?) titles I’ve seen! Congratulations to the author!

  20. This looks like a good series.

  21. Love me some Sofie Ryan / Kelly kitchen cozy mysteries! Fingers crossed!

  22. Sometimes it’s really difficult to duplicate those recipes we love from others. They seem to make it their own in some unique way. This series sounds good!

  23. Love this series and can’t wait to read the new one!

  24. I’m one of those no-raisins-in-my-cookies people. This looks like a fun series.

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