Romance Cooks

Chocolate Thumbprints – Tara Nina


Chocolate Thumbprints are my daughter’s favorite cookie for us to make. It’s messy but fun and we love working on these together.

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KC’s Favorite Cookie

Chocolate Thumbprints


½ cup of butter

2/3 cup of sugar

1 egg, separated

2 tablespoons of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 cup self-rising flour

1/3 cup of baking cocoa

1 cup of chopped walnuts

Creamy center:

½ confectioner’s sugar

1 tablespoon of softened butter

2 teaspoons of milk

¼ teaspoon of vanilla

1 bag of chocolate kisses



Butter, sugar, egg yolk, mild & vanilla until creamy in a mixing bowl. Gradually add flour and cocoa to the mixture. Blend well into a stiff batter. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove from fridge. Roll into balls. Place chopped walnuts on a paper plate.

Creamy Center:

Combine confectioner’s sugar, butter, milk and vanilla and stir until smooth.

Whip the egg white with a fork in a small bowl. Roll the chocolate balls in the egg white. Roll the dipped balls in the walnuts, coating it well. Place on cookie sheet. Press thumb in center. Spoon a little of the creamy mixture into indention. Place Chocolate kiss in center.


350 degrees for about 12 minutes or until done.



Book four in the Cursed MacKinnons series.

Lynn’s ghost-hunting trip in Scotland takes an unpleasant turn when she’s kidnapped from her camp by a group of men rambling about curses and a brotherhood. In a daring escape, Lynn falls over a cliff and awakens in a cave being guarded by a ghost, who insists she’s the key to freeing a man who has been cast in stone by an evil curse. And what a man he is…

Padon has been imprisoned for over two centuries, frozen in stone. He is awoken when a sexy siren recites the anti-curse, but he is only partially free. Stone by day, man by night. Passion ignites between him and his savior immediately, which makes falling to the curse each morning that much harder. He and Lynn seek a resolution by making the trek to Padon’s family castle. But the kidnappers have other plans and will do whatever they must to make sure this couple never makes it to their destination.

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