Day 5 in the 12 Days of Kissmas brings us to Aimee Nicole Walker, who I had the extreme joy of meeting at GRL in October. I’m so glad I got to hang out with this smart, sassy and oh so sweet lady. I know now where Josh gets his sassyness. Even if you aren’t a baker, you have to read Josh’s recipe below, it is…enlightening shall we say? Laughing so hard! Thank you and welcome to the blog, Aimee.
Hello everyone. I’m so happy to stop by the Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy blog to celebrate the holidays with you. This time of year is so hectic with all the hustle and bustle of trying to find the right gifts and planning the perfect meal for your company that we often lose sight of what the season truly means. It’s about family, friendship, and faith—whatever your beliefs may be. It’s a time to believe in miracles again.
Recently, I published A Dye Hard Holiday, which happens to by my first holiday book. It’s the fifth installment in my Curl Up and Dye Mysteries. If you’ve read any of my series, you know that family, friends, and faith in ourselves and each other are common themes in my books. There’s another F word that I’m known for in my writing: food. Get your minds out of the gutter! (TCO note to insert here: hahahaha) Food and family go together for me. I can’t think of one without the other, so I incorporate that into my books.
In A Dye Hard Holiday, I shared a few of Josh Roman-Wyatt’s favorite recipes. Fans of the series loved them so much that we (Josh and I) decided to release one more. This is his Snickerdoodle recipe, so I’ll let Josh take it from here.
1 cup of shortening
1-1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of sugar (You can use colored sugar if you want to jazz them up)
Sift together the dry ingredients, which includes cream of tartar. I don’t know why they call a powder a cream, but just toss that shit in the sifter with the rest of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. You don’t have to add one egg at a time like those fancy cooking shows. Just crack those bitches and add them to the sugar and shortening. Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Chill dough for 30 to 60 minutes.
Roll into balls—the size is up to you. My recipe calls for walnut size. Pretty sure they mean unshelled walnuts because otherwise that’s a damn big cookie. Size queens, keep in mind that the bigger your balls the longer they’ll take to bake. I think mine are around an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. Cookie balls, folks! My man berries are considerably larger than an inch, thank you very much. Where was I? Oh, yes! Roll your balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture then place them about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Josh tip: I like to line my cookie sheets with parchment paper for even baking and easy cleanup. Bake in a 400F degree oven until the cookies are lightly brown but still soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. If you’ve chosen to make big balls like Gabe’s, you’ll need to bake them a little longer. Just keep an eye on them. I hope you enjoy my cookies!
Thank you, Josh! Sorry about him. He can be quite a handful sometimes. *wicked laughter in the background* Okay, he’s a handful all the time. We hope you enjoy this recipe for many years to come! Its one of our favorites.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year for Gabe and Josh Roman-Wyatt as they celebrate their first holidays as fathers, but someone’s war on St. Nick threatens to ruin their holly jolly Christmas.
The Norman Rockwell holiday they had envisioned implodes and shenanigans ensue in true Josh and Gabe style, but that only makes the couple more determined to rejoice in the love and joy they have found in one another. A Black Friday showdown, two foul-mouthed birds, one lumbersexual, ugly Christmas sweaters aplenty, four invading grandparents, and a sexy twist on an advent calendar lead up to oh, holy nights. Catch up with your favorite characters and meet some new faces in a tale that is sure to make you feel as warm as Josh’s creamy, hot-buttered rum concoction.
A Dye Hard Holiday is a funny story about two fathers trying to hold it all together as they juggle busy careers and family life while planning the perfect holiday season. Will they be rocking around the Christmas tree or will it be a blue Christmas? The book is approximately 50,000 words long and is not intended as a standalone book. This supplements the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series, which should be read in order. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and over.