Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Yummy New Dessert for the Holidays!

Hello Everyone! I hope all is well with you! My name is Lisa Orchard and I'm the guest today at the GRRWG Blog! With the Holidays coming up I thought I'd share my famous dessert with everyone. It's great for Thanksgiving if you're a chocolate lover and don't want to go the traditional route with pumpkin pie! :)

It's also great for those Christmas parties that are coming up in December! So, check it out and let me know what you think!



1 package Lorna Doone Cookies (or any shortbread cookies will do)

Add melted butter to cookies (approximately ¼  to ½ cup)

1 7 oz package of chocolate chips

2 Tablespoons of Sugar

2 ½ Tablespoons of water

4 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 egg whites


Crush the Lorna Doone cookies and add melted butter to the crust. Put crust in 10” baking dish and bake at 350 degrees until crust starts to brown. Remove from heat and cool.


Combine chocolate chips, sugar, and water in double boiler until blended. Remove from heat and add egg yolks, beat after each one. Add vanilla and chill slightly. (I usually stick it in the refrigerator until the pan feels cool approximately 10 to 15 minutes.)


Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into chocolate mixture. Spread over cookie crust and top with whip cream.


I usually double this and put it in a 9x13 dish.


This dessert is the BOMB! And speaking of BOMBS, check out the second book in the Super Spies series, “The Super Spies and the High School Bomber.”
Check out the blurb and the cover below:


This book opens in a small town in Michigan where Sarah and her sister Lacey are now living with their Aunt and Uncle. Still reeling from the fact her parents have disappeared, Sarah starts the school year with her new friend Jackie Jenkins. When Sarah learns the school has been bombed, she’s filled with dread. Uncle Walt is a teacher, and he was in the school when the bomb exploded. Taking matters into her own hands, Sarah decides to search for him. The rest of the Super Spies are right behind her. When a fireman chases them away from the school, Sarah becomes suspicious. She decides to investigate. The FBI arrives on the scene. Sarah realizes this bombing could have even bigger implications. Searching for the bombers, Sarah is introduced to the world of terrorism. She fears that the bombing and her parents’ disappearance are connected and terrorists are involved. To make matters worse, the bombers are determined to finish the job. Can the Super Spies find the bombers before it’s too late?

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Here's the first book in the series, and it's now available in Paperback! :) This is a great new series for your tween/teen!
This book opens in a small town in Michigan where fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman. One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death. Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own fact-finding mission.  The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the inquest. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. To make matters worse, the police don’t even believe them. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer, or die trying…

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the dessert as much as I do! :)


Sharon Ledwith said...

Lisa - you da BOMB! This recipe sounds wicked awesome - any chance you've removed the calores? Best wishes on all your publishing ventures! Cheers!

Lisa Orchard said...

Hey Sharon thanks for stopping by. I have to say this is an awesome dessert. It's requested every holiday so I don't have to learn to make something else! LOL! :) And everyone thinks I'm an awesome cook.:)

Patricia Kiyono said...

Awesome sounding dessert. I have to bring something to a cookie exchange, so I make make a few of these and cut them up into pieces. IF I can manage to not eat it all! Congrats on your releases.

Lisa Orchard said...

Thanks for stopping by Patty! This is an awesome dessert! And I know you love chocolate!