Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces the start of production on its latest mystery movie series debut, "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery," a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere Sunday, May 10. The mouthwatering new mystery stars actress and TV host Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives"), alongside Daytime Emmy nominated star Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") and "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" darling Barbara Niven.

The film centers on free spirit Hannah Swensen, an expert baker who becomes a culinary detective when her shop, the Cookie Jar, becomes the scene of a crime, just as she is caught in a romantic mystery of her own. "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery," is based on the New York Times bestselling book Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke.

"Viewers are going to love this sweet new mystery series that brings together romance, intrigue, family fun and an all-star, talented cast," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. "Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison and Barbara Niven are an unbeatable combination who will expertly bring Joanne Fluke's great mysteries to life."