Holiday cookies and contest: a gift from Rebecca

My friend Karolyn made these cookies one year and they were not only delicious, but gorgeous! Dr. Rebecca Butterman samples them in PREACHING TO THE CORPSE and now passes them on to you!

If you’d like to have your name entered in a contest for a copy of the new advice column mystery, please add a comment to this post describing your favorite holiday treat. Good luck! (Contest ends December 3) Meanwhile, with this recipe, everyone’s a winner…

Karolyn’s meltaways

These are fragile cookies and need to be handled with care.

Oven 375′
3/4 C & 1 Tbs. flour
1 Cup corn starch
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1 C butter ( 2 sticks at room temperature)
1 tsp. vanilla
Semi sweet chocolate

In medium bowl mix flour, cornstarch, & salt, set aside. Cut butter into powdered sugar, whip until creamy and smooth. Add vanilla & mix well. Add flour slowly. Refrigerate at least two hours. Divide into two. Roll on floured surface into 1/2″ rope. Create individual crescents, approximately 3″ long. Bake 10-12 minutes on greased cookie sheet. Cool. Shake powdered sugar over cooled cookies. Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave. Dip one end of cookie into chocolate, cool on wax paper. Store in airtight container with powdered sugar.

And please join me on the star-studded PREACHING TO THE CORPSE blog tour beginning Sunday, December 2:

12/02/07: The Little Blog of Murder

12/03/07: Jungle Red Writers

12/04/07: The Dark Phantom

12/05/07: Don’t Tell the Stones in the Road

And more coming soon!

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