Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Christmas Treat That Even Santa Won't Pass Up (Even if he's full!)

I  love holiday baking!
The delicious cookie recipe I'm sharing below is guaranteed to make everyone in your household smile.


The recipe is mentioned in my sweet romance holiday read,

Candleglow and Mistletoe.

Butter Ball Cookies Recipe:
Yield 3-4 dozen cookies
A small number of simple ingredients result in a flavorful, delicious cookie!
1 cup butter (2 sticks) Leave butter on counter at least 2 hours beforehand
(Do not use margarine or light butter.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
½  cup powdered confectioner’s sugar
2 ½ cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Cream butter and sugar until well blended. Add vanilla, flour, and nuts if desired. Mix thoroughly. Shape into small balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Watch closely as they will burn if left in too long. Oven times and temperatures may vary.
Note: Dough is very crumbly, but the warmth of your hands will make them easier to shape.
While still warm, roll in a a small amount of additional confectioner’s sugar.

Do you have a favorite cookie you enjoy baking during the holidays? Please leave your comments below. One lucky random winner will receive a free ebook copy of my sweet romance novella,
A Snowy White Christmas! Check back to our blog on Monday for winner announcement.

What's in your holiday stocking?
Enjoy the holiday season with my sweet holiday romances!

A Snowy White Christmas

Candleglow and Mistletoe

Wishing you a season so happy you’ll remember it for always. Happy holidays!

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband.They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

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  1. Warm chocolate chip with a glass of milk

  2. my favorite Christmas recipe is my grandmother's Christmas cake

  3. My favorite cookie is sugar cookies

    1. One of my husband's (many) favorites, Tina!

  4. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip or Tollhouse Pan cookies.

    1. Those are my absolute favorites, also, Alison.

  5. Replies
    1. I bake those every year, Connie. The name of my recipe is peanutty choco surprises.

  6. No bake chocolate oatmeal cookies or rum Balls.

    1. Would love the rum balls recipe, Charlene. :)

  7. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies are one of my family's favorites. I roll them in colored sugars, non-pariels, etc.

  8. Tina Carlson, you've won a free ebook copy of my sweet romance holiday novella, A Snowy White Christmas! Please email me at

    Thanks, everyone!