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Friday, August 29, 2014

Last Friday of the Month Recipe ~ Sweet & Spicy Chocolate Crinkles from Katya Armock




This recipe is perfect for the Labor Day Weekend! Cayenne powder is the spice, blended with chocolate, it sounds like my kind of cookie

From Katya Armock. Enjoy

I’m a foodie, so you’re going to find that food factors into all of my books. Baking has been a hobby as long as I’ve been writing—which means pretty much my whole life since I could hold a pen and/or measuring cup.

These days, I like my desserts like I like my romance: mostly sweet but with some hot spice to keep things interesting. So today I’m sharing a family favorite recipe that I altered a bit to have some bite.

Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Crinkles
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • powdered sugar to coat
Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Add cocoa, oil, cinnamon and cayenne and blend. Alternate flour and baking powder with milk. Form into 1 to 1.5 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.


Short Book Blurb:
She just wants to make it through her whirlwind wedding. Too bad life isn’t cooperating.
Chloe thinks her life is just about perfect. She’s finally got her psychic abilities under control, her relationship with her father has never been better, and she’s finally marrying her shape-shifter boyfriend Jorge. But when a teenage shape-shifter in need of help leads Jorge’s rival to their door, Chloe’s perfect life deserts her. 

Chloe’s mother and grandmother find themselves in a psychic feud that leaves Chloe caught in the wake, and a woman with suspect motives insinuates herself into Chloe’s life. Throw in a shocking revelation about the origins of her family’s extrasensory abilities, and she’s not sure she’ll make it down the aisle in one piece, let alone live long enough for a happily ever after…

And she thought meeting her in-laws was tough.

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I like books that are funny and fun to read (and hot!) but also make me think or look at the world in a new way. These days you’ll find me writing, pet sitting, juggling a number of freelance gigs, and reigning as my home’s domestic goddess. I live in the Midwestern U.S. with my husband, dog and cats. Alas, I have, as of yet, been unable to teach my husband how to purr. I love to hear from readers. 

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