From Julie Arduini:
Merry Christmas from Julie Arduini! As I type this we are 85% decorated and our shopping is well underway. We’re excited because our entire Wisconsin family (we’re a blended family so we have two adult children there, their spouses, and our three grandchildren) driving before Christmas to kick off the week. I’ll also be seeing my Upstate NY family. I look forward to lots of food, board games, and laughs!
I can’t think of a better way to get into the Christmas mood than Christmas romances AND cookies! Today Nancy Naigle is here sharing not only her newest release, Christmas Angels, but also a recipe for Snickerdoodles. Yum! Thanks, Nancy, for stopping by! Update: I could not get the link to work, so the recipe is within the post. Enjoy, and thanks for your patience!
From Nancy Naigle:
I’m so excited about how much readers are enjoying my latest novel, Christmas Angels. Thank you so much for telling your friends about this story. I’m so grateful for your help. I thought y’all might enjoy the delicious Snickerdoodle recipe from the book. Nothing like some warm cookies to nibble on while you read.
USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle’s Snickerdoodle recipe:
Christmas Angels Snickerdoodles
Recipe from Nancy Naigle, author of CHRISTMAS ANGELS (2019)
This recipe makes about 18-24 cookies. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
1 cup butter (softened, not melted) 1 tsp cream of tartar
½ cup brown sugar ½ tsp kosher salt
1 egg, plus 1 yolk 1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp allspice
¼ tsp nutmeg
2 ¾ cup flour
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of allspice
1. Preheat oven. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Mix butter, sugar, and brown sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2-
3 minutes. Add in the egg, the extra yolk, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt,
cinnamon and allspice. Mix for 1 minute, scraping the sides as you go.
3. Turn mixer to low and add in flour a little at a time, mixing until just combined. Do
4. In a separate small bowl make your Cinnamon Sugar by combining cinnamon, allspice
5. Make dough balls about 2 tablespoons. Then roll each cookie dough ball into the
cinnamon sugar mixture until coated.
6. Place on baking sheet about 2-inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, turning cookie
sheet halfway through baking.
Bake only until the edges are slightly golden, the middle may seem soft. If
you want a crunchier version, then cook 1-2 minutes longer.
7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a
wire rack to cool completely.
Psst ~ Remember, the best part is sharing
About Christmas Angels:A heartwarming Christmas story filled with the magic and miracles of the holiday season by USA Today Bestselling author, Nancy Naigle. Growing up, Liz Westmoreland dreamed of taking over her grandparents inn located in the small mountain town of Antler Creek only for it to be sold before she ever got the chance. While browsing the internet, she stumbles upon a listing for what looks to be the picturesque inn and it’s set to go to auction. Liz places a bid, and by a miracle, wins the auction. But when she gets there she finds the property in significant disrepair. When Matt Hardy narrowly lost the inn and property that butted his land, he just hoped it wasn’t another city slicker coming to make matters worse after the previous owners gutted the place for an art gallery. But the minute he recognized the sweet, freckle-faced girl from his childhood and heard her plans to reopen the inn, he jumps at the chance to help his childhood crush restore a place where he made so many fond memories. While working on repairs, Liz and Matt discover her grandmother’s collection of angels in one of the cabins. When the angels start mysteriously showing up all over the inn, she begins to look at them as reassurance—that restoring the inn is what she’s meant to do. But when an accident leaves Liz feeling like she made a mistake, will Matt—and the residents of Antler Creek—be able to show Liz that she’s found a home? And possibly true love as well?
What Readers are Saying:“This book is just like a great Hallmark Christmas movie, even down to town light shows, snickerdoodles and hot chocolate!” —Deborah K. “Another superbly crafted and thoroughly entertaining novel by a master of narrative driven storytelling, Nancy Naigle’s Christmas Angels is certain to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to community library collections.” –Midwest Book Reviews “This is a Christmas story with the theme of sharing one’s gifts being the best gift of all. Perfect for fans of Hallmark movies and all things Christmas.” —Mary H.
Available in print, digital and audio!
USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle writes small-town love stories and women’s fiction. Having published over twenty-five novels, in 2018 two of her novels, Christmas Joy and Hope at Christmas, became Hallmark Original Movies. Nancy also wrote the two novelizations of the Christmas in Evergreen Hallmark Originals. This year Nancy released Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa, The Christmas Shop and on October 15th Christmas Angels will make it to bookstore and e-tailers everywhere. A native of Virginia Beach, she now calls North Carolina home.
Download a free series checklist from Nancy’s website, www.NancyNaigle.com, and visit her on social media.
Thanks, Nancy, for sharing your recipe! Okay, who’s ready to eat cookies and read? I know I am. But first, what’s your favorite Christmas cookie? I love a cookie I grew up with called Crinkles. Leave a comment and have a very Merry Christmas! See you in 2020!