Romance Cooks

Chocolate Chip Shortbread – Josephine Myles

Choc Chip Shortbread

I make a batch of these shortbread biscuits every week, and my family can’t get enough of them! Guaranteed to please just about everyone, and simple enough for my daughter to be able to do most of the mixing.

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Makes 40 cookies at 100kcal each.

2 cups (225g) plain flour

½ tsp baking powder

2 sticks (225g) salted butter

½ cup (100g) caster sugar

½ cup (100g) chocolate chips

¾ cup (75g) rolled oats

½ cup (60g) chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 300 ºF (150ºC)

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, then set aside.

In a different bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

Add the flour a little at a time and gradually mix together with a wooden spoon to make a stiff dough.

Stir in the chocolate chips, rolled oats and half the nuts. Mix by hand if the dough is too stiff for a spoon.

Roll into walnut sized balls, and space evenly on ungreased baking sheets. Press down on top to flatten slightly. Sprinkle on the remaining nuts and press down lightly.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Leave on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.



Two plus one equals scorching hot fun.

Freshly dumped and living in a grotty bedsit, Josh Carpenter lives only for his job as a glassblower…and occasional glimpses of his sexy downstairs neighbors, Rai Nakmura and Evan Truman.

Every time he overhears the diminutive academic and the hunky plumber having loud and obviously kinky sex, Josh is overwhelmed with lust…and a longing for a fraction of what they have.

To his amazement, Rai and Evan find his embarrassing tendency to blush utterly charming, and the three men grow closer over the course of the long, hot summer.

On the night a naked Josh falls—quite literally—into the middle one of Rai and Evan’s marathon sex sessions, the force of their mutual attraction takes control. But just as Josh dares to hope, he senses a change. Leaving him to wonder if the winds of love are about to blow his way at last…or if history is about to repeat itself.

Warning: Contains one well-endowed stud with a sexy accent, one improbably toppy bottom boy with an unfortunate owl obsession, and one blushing naïf who can’t believe his luck. Also, the occasional indulgence in mathematical spanking and some shameless armpit sex.

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