Hello from TINA GABRIELLE! I love cookies but I’m not a baker. I’m a cook. Early in the season, I was invited to a holiday cookie exchange for a group of mothers. I stressed about this until I found a recipe for chocolate crinkle cookies. With help from my youngest teenage daughter, we prepared the dough and refrigerated it overnight. The dough is very sticky, so you don’t want to skip this step. The next day, we formed the dough into cookie sized balls and then rolled them first in sugar, then confectioners’ sugar. The baked cookies came out fudgy and delicious. I was proud to offer them for the cookie exchange!
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup white granulated sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
In a mixing bowl, mix cocoa powder, granulated sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and mix. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until a dough forms. Make sure you do not over beat the dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Add confectioners’ sugar to a small bowl. Add granulated sugar to a separate small bowl. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball. Coat each ball of dough in granulated sugar, then in confectioners’ sugar. Place on the cookie sheet.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. Place on cooling racks. The cookies will come out of the oven soft, but they will harden as they cool.
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Ana Gardner is determined to lose her virginity before her thirtieth birthday. She’s no stranger to fake identities, having posed as a chaperone since the scandal that destroyed her titled family. So she dons a mask, changes into a low-cut red gown, and attends the city’s most elite brothel, the Silver Chalice.
Oliver Bedford, the imposing Earl of Drake, is only at the Silver Chalice to appease his debauched friends—until he spots Lady Scarlet. She’s refreshing…and a complete mystery. Certain she’s a lady in disguise, Oliver is determined to learn her identity, but she eludes him at every turn.
Their night together is unforgettable—until Ana discovers just who her mystery lover truly is: the Earl of Drake. The same earl whose family is responsible for her father’s death and her family’s ruin. But Oliver is not one to give up when he finds something he wants. And he wants Ana. In his bed, and in his life. But first, he must persuade her to trust him…and that one wild, passionate night can turn into forever.
Best-selling author Tina Gabrielle is an attorney and mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She often picked up a romance and let her fantasies of knights in shining armor and lords and ladies carry her away. She is the author of adventurous Regency historical romances for Entangled Publishing and Kensington Books. Tina also writes best-selling cozy mysteries as Tina Kashian for Kensington Books.
Publisher’s Weekly calls her Regency Barrister’s series, “Well-matched lovers…witty comradely repartee.” Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, Lady Of Scandal, was nominated as best first historical by Romantic Times Book Reviews. Tina grew up in the restaurant business, as her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. She lives in New Jersey and is married to her own hero and is blessed with two daughters. She loves to hear from readers. Visit her website to learn about upcoming releases, join her newsletter, and enter free monthly contests at www.tinagabrielle.com
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