Romance Cooks

White Chocolate Ginger Cookies – Shelley Monro

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Charlotte Dixon, the heroine of One Night of Misbehavior, is in charge of household management. She is, after all, the Cinderella in this modern fairy tale. She bakes bread, cupcakes and cookies for her stepmother and stepsisters. Today I’m sharing her recipe for White Chocolate & Ginger Cookies.

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White Chocolate & Ginger Cookies

125g/4 oz butter, softened

125g/4 oz caster sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

125g/4 oz porridge oats (oatmeal in US)

150g/5 oz plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

175g/6 oz white chocolate, chopped into small pieces

Handful crystallized ginger diced

Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until creamy. Add the egg, vanilla, oats, chocolate and ginger then add the flour and baking powder. Combine together.

Place dessertspoonfuls of mixture on a greased baking tray and flatten slightly. Bake in a pre-heated oven 180C (350F) Gas Mark 4 for about 15 minutes until risen and golden. Leave to cool on the tray for five minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Shelley’s notes:

1. I vary the contents and add dried cranberries, raisins, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds as the mood strikes.

2. If you prefer milk or dark chocolate use that instead of the white chocolate.

One Night

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He wears his scars on the outside. She keeps hers safe inside.

Charlotte Dixon ignores her stepmother’s edict and, in an act of disobedience, attends one of the social events of the year—a masquerade costume ball. Charlotte’s naughtiness escalates when she dances and smooches with a sexy mystery man. The night of anonymous passion that follows makes her yearn for a different life, but the next day she’s back to her dull routine of household management.

Advertising tycoon, Ash Marlborough is about to set a private investigator on the trail of his nameless princess when she waltzes right into his place of work. Charlotte is shocked to meet her masked man in the flesh, and even more perturbed when he asks her out on a date. Despite craving another night of sexy loving, she doesn’t have time for a man, not when she wants to reinvent herself and grasp a new, improved life with both hands. But Ash knows what he wants, and he’s determined to win the heart of his princess. Let the dance of seduction commence.

Warning: Contains a conniving stepmother, selfish stepsisters, a grandmother with fairy godmother tendencies and a sexy masked man who is willing to face them all for the love of a good woman.

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