I’m organising a Murder, She Wrote Watch Party on Sunday – everyone is welcome, wherever you are in the world!
All the details are in this Substack post if you’d like to join in, it’s going to be loads of fun. The episode we are watching features the fabulous Rue McClanahan.
Is she the murderer? I cannot possibly say you’ll have to watch to find out!
but I thought that some cookies to munch on would be perfect for a watch party. Rue was in Columbo, too, so this recipe is pulled from the Cooking With Columbo book rather than the Murder, She Cooked book.
If you want a glimpse into the Silver Screen Suppers kitchen, I’ve made a little demo video to show how I make these, with a few recipe tips and a bit of chat about Murder, She Wrote and The Golden Girls.
Hoping to see you at the watch party – with cookies!
Rue McClanahan’s Wonder Women
½ cup / 65g non-fat dry milk/milk powder
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda/bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup / 90g whole wheat/wholemeal flour
⅓ cup / 37g wheat germ
¾ cup / 180g butter or margarine
¼ cup / 56g peanut butter
1 cup / 180g brown sugar, packed
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup / 90g oats, uncooked
½ cup / 75g chopped pecans
⅓ cup / 46g sunflower seeds (optional)
1 cup / 150g seedless raisins, light or dark
1 cup / 190g dried apricots, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C / gas mark 5.
Mix and sift together dry milk, baking powder, baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir in whole wheat flour and wheat germ. In a separate bowl, cream butter until the consistency of mayonnaise, then blend in peanut butter. Add brown sugar to the butter mixture and mix until fluffy. Then add egg, honey, and vanilla; mixing well. Add the flour mixture alternately with milk. Stir in oats, nuts and sunflower seeds; then work in fruits. Drop by heaping teaspoons on a greased baking sheet (allow room for cookies to spread). Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
“These cookies are good for you,” claims Rue. “You might try different fruits and nuts – dates, chopped apple, or shredded carrots might be good – but to me, it’s the apricots that make it happen!”
Makes about 36 cookies
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