Shannon here: Laura V. Hilton shares a yummy recipe and her Christmas Novella, Christmas Mittens. The novella is on sale for 99 cents through Christmas. Comment or answer the question at the end of this post to enter Mon. and Weds. drawings. Deadline: Dec 19th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:
Gracia’s Mom’s Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 ½ cups all-purposed flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 10-ounces package miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10 x 15 rimmed baking sheet.
Cream together butter, sugar, and cocoa in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add flour, salt, and vanilla and mix well. Spread on prepared baking sheets. Bake 22 – 25 mines. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and over entire top with marshmallows. Return to oven for 3 minutes, until marshmallows are soft and puffy. Cool and frost, if desired.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen brownies.
½ cup butter
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
Beat ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth. Add more powdered sugar or milk until you reach desired consistency.
About Laura: Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.
Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.
She has self-published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens.
Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer and blogs for Putting on the New and Seriously Write. Learn more and connect:
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About the book – Christmas Mittens: Gracia Dykstra enjoys her job at the Senior Center, especially at Christmas time. The seniors have an annual craft shop. Desperate to raise funds Gracia asks for donations of Christmas trees to sell in order to raise much-needed funds, but Christmas tree donations are scarce. Jake Trivett has quit his job in California to come home and help his dad. A friendship with Gracia, who he’s always admired, intrigues him. Gracia’s heart flutters with more than Christmas spirit when Jake, an old flame, whose father runs a struggling tree farm answers the phone. Will Gracia receive more than Christmas trees this year?
Question for readers: Frosting on brownies? Or not? If so, what flavor?
Come back Dec 14th for Laura’s interview Gracia!