Monday Mayhem – Reader & Cookie Appreciation Month

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for me. I had three novels release, changed positions at the day job, flirted with empty nest syndrome, discovered I’m going to be a grandma next year, and by the end of December, will have tracked over 400k words written.

In other words…I’m tired.

So I know we’re all busy in December, so I thought I’d dedicate this month to two things very close to my heart. You, my dear friends, and cookies.

Notice how I put you first? I’m feeling schmoopy today.

I will have a couple of guest bloggers this month, and I’m really excited to have them here. Big things are happening for these ladies, and I think you’ll enjoy getting to know them.

Wanted to share a new holiday cookie recipe, too. These are not just yummy things I snagged off Pintrest, either. These are tried and true family favorites that I’ve been baking for years. If you missed last year’s Lime Cooler recipe, you can get it HERE.

Everyone who comments and shares a favorite holiday recipe/craft/tradition on my post will be entered into a drawing. Each Sunday, I will draw the name of one winner for a $5 Amazon gift card and their choice of one of the books from my digital backlist (a great gift for a friend!). I’ll also be picking names in the weeks when my guest bloggers post, so be sure to comments on their posts as well.

I know it’s not much, but I want to do something to show how much I appreciate you and the support you have given me and my authory friends throughout the year.

Sooooo. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Today’s cookie of choice are these delicious Almond Butter Cookies. I discovered this recipe in one of those checkout stand books Land ‘O Lakes butter put out about fifteen years ago. I still have the book, and I still make these melt-in-your-mouth cookies every year.


Almond butter cookies

Mmmm. Enjoy!

Oh! And happy book birthday to my pal, Renee Vincent! The Temperate Warrior releases today from Turquoise Morning Press!

6 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – Reader & Cookie Appreciation Month”

  1. You’re feeling schmoopy? *pounces all over that* I can’t even begin to imagine how exhausted you must be after a year filled with such excitement. As an author, I am in awe of you, and as a reader I’m grateful for every glorious word that trips from your fingers. You are immensely talented and I know the best is yet to come…and won’t that be fiiiiine. 😀

    One of my favourite Christmas traditions is our morning clementines, homemade fudge, hot chocolate with marshmallows, and almond bark that accompanies the present-opening portion of the day. All the food has to be in place before we begin doling out the gifts. You see where our priorities are. 😉

    1. Evelyn, I want to come to your house on Christmas morning. It sounds so much more civilized than mine. Thanks, doll. I could not have done it without you. Literally. 😀

  2. What a year for you!

    Ok here is my recipe. Enter grocery store and go to nearest cooler that contains Pillsbury dough boy tube. Grab the one with the seasonal cookies. Take home. Give to 12 r old son. He slices and places on cookie sheet and cooks in oven for maybe 10 mins.
    Take out of oven and guaranteed in 10 mins, they are gone! AND that’s not pinterest either.

    1. I love you and your fancy holiday traditions, Michelle! I think you need to make a video. You can put it on YouTube, then I’ll pin it on Pintrest. 🙂

  3. Wow, you are blazing up the keyboards! Congratulations to you, my friend. 🙂

    My favorite recipe is one that my mom and I used to make together when I was a kid, now I still make them myself every year. They are called English Toffee Bars. I’m not sure how English they actually are, but there you go.

    Here’s the link to them –,1910,158181-253196,00.html

    And I was so enamored with your Holiday Lime Coolers last year, that I’m going to be making them again this year for a cookie exchange party. I’m a sucker for lime. 🙂

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