Saturday, December 12, 2015

Katherine Bone, Gingerbread-men Cookies

I am loving this series of cookie recipes---today I have the gracious Katherine Bone, she writes historical romance, (Pirates! You have to check out her facebook or twitter--she talks pirate speak) . Welcome her and have fun with this cookie recipe!

Gingerbread-men Cookies

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 darki molasses
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. double-acting baking powder
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Royal Icing

Into a large bowl, measure all ingredients, except the frosting. With mixer, beat ingredients until well blended. On lightly floured surface, roll dough 1/8" thick. With cookie cutters, cut out gingerbread men. Place cutouts 1/2" apart on cookie sheets. Reroll trimmings and continue cutting out cookies.

Bake for about 8 minutes in preheated oven at 350 degrees. Remove cookies to rack and cool.

Royal Icing

5 Tbsp. Meringue powder
1 pound Confectioner's sugar
Scant 1/2 cup water

Using an electric mixer on low speed, beat the meringue powder, confectioner's sugar and scant 1/2 cup water for about 10 minutes. If the icing is too thick, add an additional teaspoon of water; if icing is too thin, continue beating it for 2 to 3 minutes to achieve thicker consistency.

Ice cookies. Let stand for at least 3-4 hours then add to storage container.

 Katherine has a new book coming out the first of the year--in a boxed set (I always love more than one book to read! Lots of great authors--check it out!)

Once Upon a True Love's Kiss Box Set ~ Release January 4, 2016

USA Today Bestselling author, Julie Johnstone, joins bestselling, award-winning authors Katherine Bone, Collette Cameron, Jillian Chantal, Samantha Grace, Alanna Lucas, Lauren Smith, and Victoria Vane in this delightful limited edition, containing eight tantalizing kiss-and-tell stories. Meet dashing, wildly charming rogues, spies, pirates, rakes and their extraordinary, intrepid heroines as they whisk you along on sweet to sizzling romantic romps in these wickedly entertaining historical romances.

AFTER FOREVER by JULIE JOHNSTONE, USA Today bestselling author. Lady Julia is hired to turn a rogue into a gentleman and receives lessons in love and desire.

THE PIRATE'S DUCHESS by KATHERINE BONE, National bestselling author. A duke masquerading as a pirate to "rob from the rich and give to the poor" sheds his darkest-kept secrets to keep from losing the duchess his wife has become.

HER SCANDALOUS WISH by COLLETTE CAMERON, National bestselling and Award-winning author. A marriage offer obligated by duty . . . an acceptance compelled by desperation.

MILADY AND HER SPY by JILLIAN CHANTAL, 2015 RONE Finalist. A lady, a spy, a traitor... a battle of wills.

KISSED BY A SCOTTISH ROUGE by SAMANTHA GRACE, Acclaimed, RITA-nominated author. Scottish land steward Fergus McTaggert calls a temporary truce with his employer's companion only to discover their passionate battles have been masking their hidden desires.

STOLEN KISSES FROM THE VISCOUNT by ALANNA LUCAS, National bestselling author. A rake, an heiress, and stolen kisses...this seduction could be his last.

TEMPTED BY A ROGUE by LAUREN SMITH, National bestselling, Award-winning author. Gemma never planned on falling in love with her childhood sweetheart's best friend, Jasper, when he returns home, but she can't resist the naval officer's brooding charm.

THE REDEMPTION OF JULIAN PRICE by VICTORIA VANE, National bestselling and award-winning author. She gave him a chance to bury his past...but the price would be his heart.

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Thanks so much for being here and sharing a delightful cookie recipe! Looks like fun to make!


  1. Thanks for hosting me on Paperbacks n' Papercuts today, Lady MV!!! It's been a pleasure sharin' me gingerbread men with you and your readers!

    1. Always a pleasure to have you. :) This is a delightful recipe.

  2. Those cookies sound amazeballs! Can't wait to try them :)