It’s the Historical Romance Cookie Hop!! 

I’m SO excited we brought back the Historical Romance Cookie Hop again this year 🙂 What does that mean? Well, in addition to hopping from delicious recipe to delicious recipe, collect the names of the desserts featured by each author for a chance to win a $150 gift card to the online store of your choice*! Think of how many books THAT can buy!!

Each of the 30 authors is giving away an individual prize! So drop on by to hop 12/9 – 12/13

This year, I’m giving away a signed copy of Marin’s Promise, the first book of my Borderland Ladies (for a chance to win, please either send me a message from my website here, or e-mail me at And if you just want to buy the ebook, Marin’s Promise is only .99 this week!

My cookie to share this year is a fun holiday cookie recipe I love making with my minions – the spritz cookie where half the fun is in the gun! #SecretAngentMinion

One of the things I love about baking for the holidays is how it brings us all together. Even with the fights – which is inevitable with two daughters #SisterLife LOL

In the Borderland Ladies, I could totally see the ladies having a fresh batch of cookies from Nan while they laugh (and fight) amongst one another. You can read some fun free stories about the supporting characters for the Borderland Ladies here:

If you’re interested in making some yummy spritz cookies like I make with the girls, you can follow this fast, easy and fun recipe 🙂


1 Cup butter – softened at room temperature

1/2 Cup sugar

1 Egg

1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/4 Cup flour

A LOT of sprinkles (Spoiler alert: this is the magic ingredient)

(optional) Food Coloring

Wine (it helps – trust me)

^ YoungestMinion adding ALL the sprinkles!!!


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Pour a glass of wine and start working on it as you cook
  3. Pick out super awesome spritz token designs (wreaths, trees, snowmen and stars are our favorites)
  4. Mix Butter and sugar (preferably in an electronic mixer so it’s easier!)
  5. Beat in egg, vanilla extract and salt until well-mixed and creamy.
  6. Slowly add flour on ‘low’ until its folded in without making a mess.
  7. Add food coloring if you’re feeling crazy (we love our green trees – pictured below)
  8. Roll dough into a tube to stuff into your spritz cookie gun (read directions on your spritzer)
  9. Make sure you have your fun token at the base of your spritz gun and start firing them onto an uncreased cookie sheet.
  10. Go CRAZY with sprinkles. Like it’s snowing sprinkles and happiness from the heavens ALL over your spritz cookies. (*Wine helps with this)
  11. Pop in oven for 6-8 minutes or until ‘straw-colored’ or less if you like them softer (like me).
  12. Pour a glass of wine to enjoy more. Cheers!
  13. Take out of oven and let cool on a separate spot on our counter while you cycle out more. This is a production line and you have wine!
  14. Enjoy!!!

^ What our real life spritz cookies look like


^ What the ShutterStock fancy photo looks like (spoiler alert: ours probably taste better with all that extra sugar LOL)

*Please hop by each stop below and e-mail your completed list of author names, with their treat names, to with the heading: “Historical Romance Authors are Sweet” to be entered into the $150 gift card grand prize random drawing.

Alanna Lucas
Amalie Howard
Amanda Mariel
Ava Stone
Christina Britton
Collette Cameron
Deb Marlowe
Diana Lloyd
E. Elizabeth Watson
Elizabeth Essex
Elizabeth Langston
Eliza Knight
Emma Prince
Heather McCollum
Jane Charles
Jennifer Trethewey
Jerrica Knight-Catania
Katherine Bone
Liana De la Rosa
Lori Ann Bailey
Michelle McLean
Pam Mingle
Renee Ann Miller
Samantha Grace
Susanna Craig
Tara Kingston
Tina Gabrielle
Vanessa Riley
Victoria Vane https://


Check out more information on Marin’s Promise here:

Happy Holidays from me and mine to you and yours!