Nothing better to accompany all of our cocktails than a batch of delicious home made cookies…
Hannah’s Three Day Holiday Cookies
4 1/3 cups of flour
2/3 cups of corn starch
1 1/2 t salt
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t nutmeg
2/3 cups butter, softened
2 1/3 cups sugar
8 oz sour cream
2 t vanilla
MIXING – Sift dry ingredients (except sugar) together, then set aside. Beat butter & sugar till fluffy, then add eggs one at a time. Add sour cream and vanilla, stir until completely mixed. Add dry ingredients in stages, stirring well after each addition (the dough will be stiff and a little hard to turn by the time you’re through). Cover bowl and refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight
ROLLING, CUTTING & BAKING – Remove dough from fridge and divide into quarters (just easier to handle that way). Roll dough out on floured surface so that it’s about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick (the thicker the dough, the fluffier the cookies – I like ’em fluffy). Dip cookie cutters in flour, then cut and place on greased cookie sheet (parchment paper works, as does cooking spray – just make sure to wipe sheet clean and re spray after each batch to avoid getting that burnt tasteBe sure to dip cutters in flour before each use to avoid sticking.
Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes, until just golden on the bottom. Transfer to wire rack to cool
DECORATE – at will!
- I call them 3 Day Cookies because I usually take a day for each step – mixing, baking, decorating
- Choose cookie cutters that don’t have a lot of detail, as the cookies will puff up a lot and obliterate any fine details – or roll the dough very thin
- I haven’t frozen these at the dough stage, but when they’re baked, they freeze beautifully
- A stand mixer is the most painless way to do these, but they’re not hard to do by hand
If you’ve been very good this year, you might want to check out Hanna’s book, Santa Daddy, to give you a glimpse of what it’s like to be naughty!
Nicholas Saint’s assistant just quit. Rebecca has been with him for three years, keeping his office organized and his libido raging. She’d been both the best assistant he’d ever had and the star of all his late-night fantasies, but he knew better than to dip his quill in the company ink. Whenever the urge to bend her over the desk and see if he could make her ass glow like Rudolph’s nose became unbearable, he’d taken his urges to the BDSM club and worked those kinks out. Now she’s gone, leaving him pissed off, turned on, and more than a little regretful that he’d never got to hear “yes, Daddy” spill from her red lips. Good thing the club’s Christmas party is tonight; he needs a sweet submissive and a hard scene to get Rebecca out of his head.
Rebecca McBride spent the last three years in a state of unrequited lust for her handsome, grumpy boss. She scheduled his meetings, answered his phone, and fetched his coffee, all the while imagining what he would feel like on top of her, pinning her down, his voice a dark whisper in her ear, urging her to be a good girl for Daddy. Talk about an uncomfortable working environment. It’s time to put her unattainable fantasies aside and find a new job, and a new man. Someone who can give her the love she needs—and the kink she craves.
That club she’s been meaning to try is having a Christmas party…