Thanks so much to Crystal for hosting me here today to participate in this fun holiday event! I’ve realized I tend to give my characters something of a sweet tooth, so since I’m sharing a recipe for my iced sugar cookies (down below), I thought I’d share a short excerpt from some of my favorite food-related scenes:
Laura’s Iced Sugar Cookies
2/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg—beat until light and fluffy
4 teaspoons milk
2 cups sifted flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
For Icing: confectioner (powdered) sugar, milk, vanilla, food coloring—ratio of sugar to milk will vary depending on desired consistency
Cream shortening and sugar together thoroughly in medium bowl. In separate large bowl, stir together vanilla, egg, and milk; sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and then blend in. Add sugared shortening mixture to flour mixture. Mix thoroughly. Divide dough in half, cover with wet paper towel, and chill for one hour. If dough seems dry when you remove from refrigerator, you can add a little milk before rolling. Roll 1/8” to 1/4” thick, cut into shapes, and bake. Cool completely and then decorate with icing or sprinkles or both. Allow icing to dry/harden completely before stacking cookies or they will stick. Makes 3-5 dozen depending on size of cookie cutters.
Bake/cook time and temperature: 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes
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About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
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