Welcome Jo-Ann Carson author of A Highland Ghost for Christmas. She is sharing a great recipe!
Many years ago a Scottish lady gave me this recipe and I've been using it to bake shortbread every Christmas since then. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Unfortunately Cullen couldn't eat it, but he said it smelled “perfect.”
1 lb. butter
1 cup fruit sugar (though to be honest I usually use regular)
4 cups white flour
1. Cream butter and sugar together.
2. Gradually add flour and knead it into the dough.
3. Put the dough in a flat tray. I like to use pie plates.
4. Roll (And here is the secret to good shortbread. The term "roll" means to beat the top of the batter with the back of a spoon.)
5. Cut into pieces
6. Prick the top with a fork.
7. Bake one hour (or until edges brown) at 350 degrees.
8. Sprinkle with sugar.
Jilted by her fiancé, librarian Maddy Jacobson is nursing a broken heart, when her best friend gives her an early Christmas present. Intended to be a fun, psychic reading in a spooky, tea house, the gift turns out to be life changing. Maddy becomes haunted by a mischievous, Highland ghost.
Ruggedly handsome, Cullen Macfie, the Highlander, has been dead for over three centuries, and never in all those years has he been as attracted to a woman, as he is to Maddy. He falls hopelessly in love and decides to woo her.
Can there be a future for a librarian and a naughty, Highland ghost?
A Highland Ghost for Christmas is a sweet, romantic comedy guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart, make you laugh out loud and leave you craving a man in a kilt … and shortbread, of course.
Thank you Jo-Ann for sharing your yummy recipe with us. I will be trying this for our Christmas party!