Friday, November 8, 2013

THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE COLLECTION by Lori Wilde-Review, Giveaway, & Special Cookie Recipe!





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The Christmas Cookie Collection
By: Lori Wilde
 

Blurb:

There’s a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.

Carrie, Raylene, Christine, and Flynn are all members of the Christmas Cookie Club. Each has a story to tell, and each discovers the miracles of the season and the power of love.
Carrie: Reconnects with her high school sweetheart . . .the only man she’s ever loved.

Raylene: Discovers that the daughter she gave away at birth is living right in Twilight . . .
Christine: Has given up on love . . . until the man ofher dreams walks through her shop door.
Grace: It’s Christmas Eve and Flynn and Jesse Calloway are thrilled to be expecting a new baby. Then Flynn’s car hits a patchof ice, and Jesse must move earth . . . and heaven . . .to save her and their unborn child.

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Review:

The Christmas Cookie Collection is a book containing a few of the most heart-warming, sweet, feel-good stories that I have ever read! I want to move to Twilight, Texas and share in all the goodwill celebrations this community has during the Holiday season! Halloween isn't here yet & I want to get out all 35 of my containers of Christmas decorations and have at it with the celebration!

You will absolutely love this book and all the thoughtfulness and love it contains you will not be able to help yourself as you smile all the way through it. Ok I will admit I teared up at the end but they were happy tears...I promise!


                                 



Author Info:

LORI WILDE is the New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty books. A former RITA finalist, Lori has received the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers’ Choice, and numerous other honors. She lives in Texas, with her husband and a wide assortment of pets. Lori teaches Romance Writing Secrets via the internet through colleges and universities worldwide at www.ed2g.com. Visit her at www.loriwilde.comor @LoriWilde on Twitter.

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A special cookie recipe just for you
from the author of Torn
 Monica Murphy:


Here's my cookie recipe. My grandma and I made cut-out frosted sugar cookies for Christmas when I was a kid and now I do the same with my children. I love carrying on the tradition plus frosting cookies is just plain fun (and messy LOL).

Sugar cookie recipe:

1 1/2 cups softened butter           
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 
5 cups flour
 
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight (which is best!).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter (though metal is best in my opinion). Place cookies one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake six to eight minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely. Then FROST!

Frosting recipe:
One pound box of powdered sugar
 
1/2 cup (one stick) softened butter
1/4 cup milk
One teaspoon vanilla extract
 
Splash of coffee <--- Grandma's secret ingredient!
**My personal directions: I put the softened stick of butter in a large bowl first, then dump powdered sugar over it (but not the entire box). Add milk (but not all!), vanilla and coffee and start stirring by hand. If too runny, add more sugar. If too dry, add more milk until you get the perfect consistency. Stir until smooth. Divide into three or four bowls and add food coloring so you can have a variety of frostings to use! The kids (young and old!) will love it.



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5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me and for the lovely review! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the book! :)

    Lori

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  2. This looks wonderful! My favorite 'cookie' recipe is actually my OREO BALLS RECIPE.

    One package of oreos crushed.
    One package of creame cheese softned.

    Combine the two in to a thick dough and create 1 inch balls by rolling them in the palm of your hand. Next, dip them in almonds park or white chocolate. Allow it to harden, and tah-dah! You have a scrumptious truffle!!! They are always a HUGE HIT no matter where I go with them! They are very rich so usually 1 or 2 is all you can handle at the time.

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    1. oh this sounds so yummy!!! I have to try it!

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  3. Oh love Christmas collections. Looks really cute :)

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