Friday, December 14, 2012

Satin Sheets Romance Stop on Holiday Gift of Love Event

Welcome to Satin Sheets Romance's Stop 
The Holiday Gift of Love Blog Hop!

I love the holidays! Christmas in particular. The cooking, the shopping, the parties!

Every year I make gingerbread men and this is my favorite recipe to use -- 
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 t. ground ginger
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. ground allspice
1/4 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
1 T. cider vinegar
--Stir together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, allspice, and salt. --Beat butter and brown sugar in bowl with mixer until well blended. Beat in egg, molasses, and vinegar. --blend at low speed, gradually beat in flour mix. Divide dough into four parts. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or until firm enough to handle. --Warm oven to 350 --grease baking sheets --On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough at a time to 1/4 inch thickness. Dip cookie cutters in flour and cut cookies -- Bake 5-8 minutes, until edges feel firm -- cool on wire rack and store in airtight container --Decorate with icing once cooled.

I hope you enjoy the cookies. 
Krystal Shannan

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  1. Favorite holiday tradition is baking Greek Christmas Cookies with my Mom and kids.

  2. One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

  3. Great blog hop. Thanks.

  4. Favorite Christmas tradition...letting the kids play with their new games as long as they want after they have opened them.


  5. My favorite traditions are decorating, baking, & spending time with the family :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. favorite tradition: gingerbread house with my daughter

  7. Christmas dinner with my family :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  8. Favourite holiday tradition: Baking fruit cake and spending time with family.

  9. Yummy gingerbread men, thanks for the recipe. Favorite tradition is just being with the whole family.

    Rafflecopter name; Dawna Newman


  10. I love decorating the house and baking Christmas goodies. Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  11. Cooking with my dad!

    Beccaboo97200 at att dot net

  12. Baking cookies.

    Thanks for the hop!

    mslasha at gmail dot com

  13. Prime rib roast on christmas

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  14. Baking cookies with my Mom and my niece and going to look at the lights and then home for Hot cocoa and cookies Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  15. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  16. Putting up the tree and holiday decorations! Love this time of year where i can spend time with my family and friends!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  17. Favorite tradition... hubby and I putting up the tree and letting our sons go wild decorating it. It's fun watching them flit all over the place putting ornaments up

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  18. Love decorating the tree!
    Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. I love good cookie recipes and this sounds like a good one.

  20. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    My fav thing about the holidays are the awesome sparkly lights! We always drive around on Christmas Eve to see them and sing carols with the radio!

  21. i love watching christmas movies and putting up the christmas tree

  22. I love decorating the Christmas tree, driving around to look at the sparkly lights, and eating my mom's ham dinner.


  23. Gingerbread is my eldest son's favorite... I always look for new recipes thank you. Thank you for being part of the hop and merry christmas

  24. Hello, thanks for the giveaway! I love everything about the Christmas holiday!

  25. Merry Christmas and may your new year be filled with books. I love the children on Christmas.

    flip at ida dot net

  26. opening one present with the kids on christmas eve
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  27. We don't have many traditions left now that my daughter is out and about and an almost grown up (lol). We still watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation every year on Thanksgiving night to start our holiday with a smile.

    Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway and being a part of this great hop.

    Merry Christmas,

  28. Every Christmas eve we go out to dinner and come home to watch the movie Elf.
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!

  29. Spending time and eating Christmas dinner with my family.
    my1lulabug at yahoo dot com
    Merry Christmas!

  30. No traditions anymore. We have all split up.

  31. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway! Spending time with my family is our tradition. listed as April B in rafflecopter


  32. I love Christmas Eve. We go to our church candal light service and eat tamales.


  33. I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Thanks for being on the Holiday Blog Hop. Great blog.

  34. My family tradition that I started with my daughters is that we take turns reading the Polar Express together on Christmas Eve.
    Happy Holidays

  35. Baking with the kids:)
    Happy Holidays!

  36. Thanks for the recipe! I enjoy the Christmas Eve program at church!

  37. Spending it with family :D Having meatloaf for
    Happy Holidays, Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524@netzero .com

  38. I love the family time, especially baking cookies with the kids..we give them out as gifts each year.

    Merry Christmas !

  39. decorating the house

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  40. My favorite holiday tradition is watching A Christmas Story on tv when they broadcast it for 24 straight hours on Christmas. I entered on the rafflecopter as Stacey Brucale.


  41. We open the gifts on Christmas Eve.


  42. Spending time with family.

  43. I love baking with my nephew.


  44. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Im spending time with my family. We're watching movies, eating junk food, listening to music and playing games. Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  45. Love the recipes. Love meeting new authors and being introduced to new books.

    Love the Blog Hops. Thank you for the chance to win goodies!


  46. My favorite thing about this season is cookies; I love making and eating them. Everyone is so willing to share.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  47. My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with my family. I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

  48. I love getting together with family and friends and having a big dinner together! Then we exchange our gifts :)

  49. Great website! My favorite tradition is opening one gift on christmas eve. hthurmeier @ gmail . com

  50. Baking with my girls :)