Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Andes Mint Cookies #Recipe with Tonya Burrow of VISION OF DARKNESS (#Giveaway)

A psychic DEA agent works to unravel the mystery of a cursed lighthouse and falls in love with it’s keeper. VISION OF DARKNESS is the first in the brand new D.I.E. Squadron romantic suspense series and will be released December 1, 2014. Fans of Christine Feehan's Ghost Walker series, or Rebecca Zanetti's FORGOTTEN SINS, will love this new series from Tonya Burrows! VISION OF DARKNESS is now available at Amazon.

It’s no secret I have a sweet tooth and I love cookies. (I mean, I even named my cat Nabisco!) Every year, my family has a “cookie day” and for me, the holidays mean it’s cookie time. My favorite cookie to make mixes two of the best things ever: mint and chocolate. And not just any mint, but Andes mints! 

Here’s my recipe for Andes Mint Cookies.


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 48 Andes mints


  • Melt together the butter, brown sugar, and water, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted. Let stand 10 minutes to cool. Add the remaining ingredients and combine to form dough. 
  • Chill the dough at least 1 hour. 
  • Roll the dough into balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, leaving enough space between the dough balls for them to expand. 
  • Bake at 350°F for 8 to 9 minutes. 
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place an Andes mint on top of each cookie. Allow it to melt and then swirl the mint over the cookie with a toothpick. 

Yum! Now my palate isn’t particularly refined, but I think Pru, my former chef heroine in Vision of Darkness, would approve of this recipe!

23441596Vision of Darkness
(D.I.E. Squadron #1)
by Tonya Burrows
Paperback, 1, 400 pages
Published December 1st 2014 by Tonya Burrows
A beacon of light...

Undercover DEA agent Alex Brennan doesn’t believe in the paranormal, despite the exhausting nightmares that reveal things he shouldn’t know. When sleep deprivation causes him to make a horrible mistake on the job, he is driven to find answers. Dreams guide him to a lighthouse in Three Churches, Maine, where he finds an inexplicable and comforting familiarity in the arms of the lighthouse’s beautiful keeper, Pru Maddox.

A whisper of memory…

Deadly misfortune has long plagued Pru’s family, the result of a curse “The Green Lady” placed on the lighthouse. Skeptical, Alex searches for less ghostly explanations, though he can’t deny that the town has had more than its fair share of disappearances, suicides, and accidents. As their passion simmers, Alex digs deeper, and his dreams turn violent, frightening, and very real.

A vision of darkness...

To keep Pru safe, Alex must embrace his abilities and unravel the lighthouse’s mystery. Except someone—or something—wants the past to stay buried...and will do anything to keep it that way.

Tonya Burrows
Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance in 8th grade and hasn't put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she’s currently soaking up the sun as a Florida girl. She suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, her two dogs and ginormous cat are excellent travel buddies.

When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can be found at a bookstore or the dog park. She also enjoys painting, watching movies, and her daily barre workouts. A geek at heart, she pledges her TV fandom to Supernatural and Dr. Who.

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1 comment:

  1. I don'tt have tweitter so thaat locks me out except for the one. The locket is really pretty. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.
    Carol L


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