12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

8 Dec

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Blog Hop:  12 Days of Christmas

Event Date:  December 1st  – 12th 2013

Hosted by: As You Wish Reviews & Confessions of the Paranormal
Sponsors: As You Wish Tours & Book Dragon Designs

 cookies

It’s my turn to share my fave cookies recipe as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.

BEST Sugar Cookies Ever! (stollen from all receipes.com)

Ingredients 

Original recipe makes 4 dozen

  •  3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 cup margarine, softened
  •  1 1/2 cups white sugar
  •  2 eggs
  •  2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
  2.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Now that you enjoyed some sweets, let’s get to another fun part. For this blog hop I’m giving away one e-copy of my contemporary military romance A WORLD APART.

AWA-FINAL Barnes

Blurb:

Lieutenant Cassandra Toma, trauma surgeon in the Romanian National Army starts her deployment at a joint-unit air base on a wrong foot, clashing on her first day with her new commander, Major David Hunt. Her rebellious nature and sassiness rival her excellent performance in the operating room—the only reason why she’s not reprimanded, or maybe not the only reason.

They meet. They clash. A forbidden passion consumes them with the intensity of an erupting volcano, leaving her heartbroken and him with tarnished honor and pride as an officer. The only way out for David is disappearing into the dangerous warzone in Iraq. Their flame was supposed to be over when destiny brings them back under the same roof, this time with a common goal—to find Cassandra’s brother, Maj. Robert Toma, kidnapped by insurgents while on patrol. 

To rescue Robert, Cassandra and David put aside their resentments, uniting forces against a common enemy. Trying to forget the painful past, Cassandra opens up to give David—and their love—another chance. What she doesn’t realize is that her anguish is the result of David’s impetuous action—one reckless choice he made for which she may never forgive him.

His mistake, his secret, could cost them both the love they’ve finally found. 

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Grand Prize: $150 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
First Prize: One (1) eBook from Every Participating Author

A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

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3 Responses to “12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop”

  1. Cindy C Bennett December 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Those cookies look yummy! I’ll have to try them. And of course, your book is pretty yummy, too :o)

  2. Tamar December 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    That’s a crazy list of bloggers to follow on Twitter. How are you going to verify that I’m following each of them? I hope Twitter doesn’t ban me for that… you guys should break it up next time.

  3. Beverly Metcalf December 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I love to decorate the sugar cookies for the holidays. This recipe sounds really good, too. Winning a $150.00 gift card would be a dream come true. Thanks for having this contest!

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