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Friday Feast | A Holiday Treat from The Wild Rose Press

Welcome back to Friday Feast. Each year, my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, puts out a Holiday Garden Gourmet booklet. It's a collection of recipes gathered from their writers and staff. I've been a contributor since the first year I became a published author in 2014 and always look forward to sharing this special holiday treat with you.

What makes this extra special is the digital booklet is FREE! There are many delicious and tempting recipes! In addition, if you would like to purchase the spiral-bound booklet (which I will be doing), the cost is $12.99 (includes shipping for US only). These make lovely stocking stuffers, so grab a couple today!

Click HERE to purchase your spiral bound copy.

Click HERE for your FREE digital copy.

Here's the recipe I've shared for this year. It was given to me by my dear mother-in-law many years ago.


Marie’s No Bake Chocolate Cookies


2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

½ cup unsalted butter

½ cup whole milk

A pinch of salt

3 cups quick-cooking oats

½ cup creamy or nutty peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Place sugar, unsweetened cocoa, butter, milk, and salt into a large pot. Bring to a boil.

Quickly add oats, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Mix well.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper.

Freeze or place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

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