If you eat all the Iced Sugar Cookies…it could result in A Second Chance for Murder. Or Maybe I’m thinking that because it’s the name of the book of my lovely guest today, Ann Lacey.
Although it’s possible it could be considered just cause…eating all the cookies, that is. Because my girls and I make these almost every year, well, I should say we start out making them together. The girls run out of interest and energy half-way through and I often end up finishing them solo. The task may be a bit daunting, and your floor may be covered with multi-colored sprinkles…but these cookies are to die for.
(Right here you can picture how delicious they look- if I’d gotten the chance to make them yet. I’d better get baking- cause this is the Christmas countdown!)
Iced Sugar Cookies
1 cup softened butter 2 t cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups sugar 1 t baking soda
3 eggs 1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla 3 1/2 cups flour
Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients. Add and mix well. Refrigerate in a covered bowl for several hours or overnight. Heat oven to 400. Flour board and cut into small portions of the dough to desired thickness then cut with a cookie cut and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 6-8 minutes. Cool and Ice.
1/2 cup softened butter 1 t vanilla
8 oz package of softened cream cheese 1 pound powdered sugar (3 1/2 to 4 cups)
(can use food coloring)
Combine all ingredients: Mix well. Can keep icing refrigerated.
A Second Chance for Murder by Ann Lacey
When a young woman is murdered during a party at the family estate and local authorities are unable to find the culprit, Lady Thora Mannington decides to take matters into her own hands and sets out to find the killer herself!
Fearing for his impulsive sister’s safety, her brother, Nyle turns to his friend Lord Garren Huntscliff for help. Though his investigating days are over, Garren cannot refuse his troubled friend. No sooner does he take on the case than two more deaths occur and he soon discovers that he is matching wits against a dangerous and clever killer. Complicating his effort is the lovely Lady Thora, who insists on joining forces with him yet refuses to adhere to his cautions, continually places herself at risk and is so disarmingly enchanting that he finds himself falling for her. Now Garren has two things on his mind, find a crafty and elusive killer and keep the reckless Lady Thora from becoming a victim herself!
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About the Author
I spent much of my life in New Jersey but have also lived in Florida and Wyoming. I currently reside in the lake region of central North Carolina. Living close to water, there are days when fog rolls in off the lake and creates an eerie mist. I love it but my dog, Molly, takes one look and refuses to leave the house.
When I’m not writing I read (lately with the help of a powerful pair of readers). For me there’s nothing better than a good who-done- it or a steamy romance! On rainy days, I enjoy watching old movies especially film noir and I can spend hours in an antique store.
I have recently moved to North Carolina and I’m delighted to say that southern hospitality truly exists!