Makes about 60 cookies.
1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose white flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup dark raisins
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, and salt, and mix well.
4. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture. Stir in raisins. (And 1 cup pecan pieces, if desired.)
5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake in center of oven 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are puffed and begin to brown around the edges.
6. With a metal spatula, transfer cookies to cooling racks, and repeat with additional batches. When cool, store tightly covered. Cookies will keep up to 2 weeks.
In Rebecca York's White Christmas, when her heroine gets hit by a car and goes into a coma, she ends up at Santa's workshop. One of the interesting characters she meets is Mrs. Santa, who spends the busy season making cookies to feed the workshop staff. (Yes at Santa's workshop, cookies and hot chocolate are a nourishing meal.) Rebecca also loves baking cookies, so she's given you one of Mrs. Santa's favorite recipes--spice cookies called Rocks.
REBECCA YORK BIO: A master of paranormal romantic suspense, Rebecca York is the author of over 150 books. A New York Times and USA
Today best-seller, she has written paranormal romantic thrillers for Berkley and romantic thrillers for Harlequin Intrigue. Her romantic-suspense series, Decorah Security, is set at a detective agency where agents have paranormal powers or work paranormal cases. She also writes an Off-World series where each story is a science fiction romance taking place on a distant planet in the far future.
The first of her Berkley Sensation paranormal romantic suspense novels, KILLING MOON, was a launch book for the imprint.
She also wrote the popular 43 Light Street series for Harlequin Intrigue. In addition, as Ruth Glick, she has authored or co-authored 15 cookbooks.
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Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing your delicious recipe. White Christmas looks great, I think I better pick up a copy. Follow my blog with Bloglovin