So this recipe comes from a novel that I once read, by Joanne Fluke. I chose it from the library based entirely on the fact that the cover was bright yellow and it was called 'The Lemon Meringue Pie Murder'.
I love it when novels have recipes in them. This one is part of a series of murder mysteries that are solved by a cookie-baking cafe owner. To be brutally honest, the books aren't really that good (or at least, the single one that I have read). But the recipes seem to be good. Except that they make huge quantities. These mystery cookies are the only recipe that I've actually tried yet from that novel, but they are really, really good. I have posted a similar recipe on here before, but that is my own version of this recipe, to which I added oats and wholemeal flour, and will be trying again very soon just to make sure that the recipe is perfect. This one below is definitely perfect, these cookies are so yummy that I could have eaten an entire tray-full as I was baking them last night. They were best just out of the oven, of course. They are soft and chewy and full of flavour. Just don't tell anybody the secret ingredient until after they have all been eaten!