Monday, November 2, 2015

Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbreads from Victoria Hamilton!


A very warm welcome to our friend Victoria Hamilton. Victoria writes the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, the Merry Muffin Mysteries, and the Teapot Collector Mysteries. 

WHITE COLANDER CRIME, her most recent book, will be in bookstores everywhere tomorrow! Perfectly timed for the holidays, it takes place during a Dickens Days Festival!

Don't miss out on another one of Victoria's amazing giveaways. It includes books and a tote! Scroll to the bottom for the super easy instructions to enter.

I was raised in a working class home by a assistant nurse mother and welder/philosopher father. We never went without, but life wasn’t lavish. When I moved out, working in retail and then a factory, I was quite poor, just getting by most of the time. It was a gift, really. Some difficult years made me appreciate the relative comfort of today, and I never forget it.

Baking supplies were seldom on the grocery list. Who can afford real butter and chocolate chips on a barely-scraping-by budget? However… I always had brown sugar and flour in the house. One day we had company, an older acquaintance. I made brown sugar cookies; not shortbread, I’m sure, because I would have used margarine, not butter. He raved about them! They reminded him, he said, of the cookies of his childhood. It made me feel so good that he liked them, and I’ve never forgotten that sometimes, simple is… simply wonderful.  

These are not the same recipe, but they’re close, and perhaps even better for the addition of pecans. These, then, are my Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbreads. They are buttery and crisp, good with tea and great for every day, or the holiday season!


Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
½ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup finely chopped pecans (you’ll need almost 2/3 cup whole for ½ cup chopped)
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (I added this, though it is not necessary, but the hint of spice is nice!)
½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Coarse Sugar for decorating (optional)

Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350
2 – Line cookie sheet with baking parchment.
3 – Stir flour with salt and pumpkin spice in medium bowl.
4 – Chop pecans quite fine.
5 – Beat butter with sugar in large bowl with electric beater until blended.
6 – Gradually stir in half flour mixture until well blended, then add remaining flour and knead lightly with hands until blended… do not over knead!
7 – Roll out on a floured surface until ¼ inch thick.
8 – Use cookie cutter, or cut into diamonds or rectangles with sharp knife. You can make fork indentations on them if you like, so they look like classic shortbread cookies. Lift carefully onto baking sheet
9 - Bake for 12 – 14 minutes – don’t over bake! They should be a light golden brown. Cool slightly and move to plate.

Cookies will keep well in an airtight container for up to a week, and can be frozen.


Shortbread ingredients.

Mixing shortbread.

Cutting shortbread.

Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbreads

Photos: the cookie cutter is vintage, the teapot is new red transferware, and the cookie plate is vintage unmarked red transferware, just like in the book and on the cover of White Colander Crime. The teacup, part of my collection, is vintage Wedgwood, Covent Garden pattern, though I’ve never seen one with this particular style of saucer.


About the book:
In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of No Mallets Intended, the Heritage Society is re-creating a perfect Victorian Christmas—until good tidings go bad...

Queensville has great expectations for their Dickens Days festival. A tourist-trade boom means a big turnout for the opening of Queensville Historic Manor and for Jaymie Leighton, food columnist and vintage cookware collector, a chance to promote the manor and give away homemade goodies.  At the end of a long day of festival fun, Jaymie discovers the battered body of local woman Shelby Fretter.

Shelby predicted her own murder in journal entries—and all clues point to Cody Wainwright, the troubled son of Jaymie’s beleaguered newspaper editor. But considering the entire Fretter family had its share of dirty secrets, Jaymie’s not convinced  by the case against Cody. With twists all over, she’s going to have to work like the Dickens to wrap up this investigation before Christmas—especially with the real killer ready to kill again.

INCLUDES A SHORTCUT FRUITCAKE RECIPE!

You can find Victoria online:
Victoria Hamilton Mysteries: http://www.victoriahamiltonmysteries.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MysteryVictoria - or - @MysteryVictoria

Giveaway!

Comment for a chance to win this (pictured) super prize package including:
Books… White Colander Crime, Death of an English Muffin and Shadow of a Spout!
A Cozy up to a good mystery! book tote, watercolor pencils, tea and more!

Canadian and US entries welcome. Contest runs November 2nd to Midnight, November 5th. Please comment with your email address, eg: yournname (at) yourserver (dot) com.


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  2. These look fantastic! And I'm in the fruitcake recipe. I adore fruitcake. :D

    kadiebleu (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Shortbread cookies...my favorite! Wonderful set of books! All of them on my must-read list. kat8762@aol.com

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  4. The cookies look yummy! Thank you for the recipe and a chance to win.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. This recipe sounds scrumptious and the book sounds great! Thank you for sharing and for the chance at this awesome giveaway!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  6. What a wonderful flavor of cookie for fall in our run up to Thanksgiving. I love the idea of nibbling though a plate of these, pot of tea on the table and good book in hand.
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  7. I'd love to try the fruitcake! I have this book on my wish list. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  8. Thank you for the Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread Cookie recipe ... sounds delicious!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  9. What a lovely reminder that the hard times make us appreciate the good times, Victoria. I love this cover! I would snatch it right off the shelf!

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  10. I like shortbread but have never made it.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  11. I am excited to continue reading this wonderful series. And the recipe shared today sounds delicious. I am very excited to see the fruitcake recipe in the book!

    breannaherron(at)icloud(dot)com

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  12. The cookies look great. The books look even better. Thank you for the chance!
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  13. The recipe sounds as great as the book.
    michaela_strauch@yahoo.com

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  14. Thank you for the give away. I'd like to try the recipe also. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  15. I've always enjoy your books and always eagerly awaiting new ones.

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  16. Gracious I love the sound of these cookies , and I already love your books , so win , win ! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  17. I'm always looking for good cookie recipes--and ones that aren't chocolate. This recipe sounds just perfect. I'd like to nibble on the cookies while reading your good cozies.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  18. I pinned the recipe to my Pinterest page for future use. The books in your giveaway are making me drool as badly as the shortbread did. I'd love to add them and the bookbag to my collection.

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  19. I love shortbread cookies so I am definitely trying these. they sound perfect to snack on while curled up with a good mystery.

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  20. I adore shortbread cookies and will make these to take to work (if I keep them at home, I'll eat all of them myself !). Looking forward to this new book. The library has it on order. hharra (at) bsu (dot) edu.

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  21. I love cozies, love giveaways, and shortbread cookies. These sound like the ones my grandmother used to make every holiday, and I'm 73 so that was eons ago. BTW, this series is wonderful and I'm awaiting my copy of WHITE COLANDER CRIME. Thanks for the great series.

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  22. I need to try the shortbread recipe. I love cookies! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  23. Hello Victoria, I always look forward to reading all of your books, thanks for writing them! Have a wonderful November Maureen

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  24. Hi, Victoria! LOL the Vintage Kitchen series has inspired me to love my own vintage (okay, old) kitchen. I used to want to remodel it, Now I just want to furnish it with vintage items and brands! I suppose it's a little cheaper, LOL! Love shortbread - I can't make pie crust to save myself, but I can make shortbread. Odd, hmm? My email is phenomshel at live dot com.

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  25. Buttery shortbread with pecans? I think I'm in heaven.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  26. Great prize package!! This cookie recipe makes my mouth water it sounds so yummy. jawdance@yahoo.com

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  27. Thanks for the recipe! I love brown sugar, pecans, and shortbread. I'm planning to make them for the man I love and his front office staff. They should be a hit. White Colander Crime on my wish list.

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  28. Even after too much Halloween candy, these cookies made me really hungry. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  29. Would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

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  30. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Can't wait to try the cookies.

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  31. I love a nice shortbread and this recipe looks divine. I can't wait to try it.
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  32. I love this series and would love to win this wonderful prize package. The recipe looks amazing too!! Than k you for the chance.

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  33. Have to try the pecan shortbread cookies! I love most anything with pecans as I grew up on a pecan grove.
    Gatorgirl56 at gmail dot com

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  34. This would be awesome to win! moriah93ohio(at)yahoo(dot).com

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  35. Your cookies sound good. I can't wait to try them. My mom made icebox cookies. Another simple cookie made with ingredients most have in their kitchens other than the nuts. I'd love to win your prize package. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Linda... icebox cookies! The kind with candied fruit in them? I had forgotten about them. Maybe I'll make them to give away this Christmas to friends.

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  36. I love shortbread, and your cookies sound amazing. Your china is lovely--I especially like the Covet Garden cup and saucer. Thank you for such a great giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. I love teacups and saucers! This was a thrift store find... Wedgwood for $3.99!!

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  37. Thank you so much for the recipe I am going to try that. I am looking forward to reading this, thanks for the review, Penney
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  38. What a fabulous prize! Thanks for the chance to win! And thanks for the recipe.

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  39. I cannot wait to read this book because I LOVE holiday cozies. I'm also looking forward to trying this delicious sounding recipe, and appreciated knowing a little about the elements in your photo (vintage cookie cutter, transferware, etc.). You're a woman after my own heart. Pattie.tierney@gmail.com

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  40. What an amazing prize package and the wonderful cozy's included. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  41. I have read all of your books and I absolutely love them. Thank you for offering such a lovely prize package. maryk0306@gmail.com

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  42. I am getting a new oven this week. For the pass year my cooking was terrible! Come to find out my oven was having stress. So I will be cooking what I am reading about in your books.

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  43. Cookies look great, can't wait to read the book!!!

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  44. Cannot wait to make the yummy sounding cookies. Cyndyb@comcast.net

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  45. This looks like a great series. I can't wait to read it!! The cookies look yummy. I am going to have to make them. I think my kids will love them!

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  46. This looks like a great series. I can't wait to read it!! The cookies look yummy. I am going to have to make them. I think my kids will love them!

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  47. How nice! Thank you for the chance!!
    tami.norman@gmail.com

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  48. What a wonderful series and great feature which would be greatly enjoyed. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. Lovely recipe and awesome giveaway!
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  50. The cookies are delectable as is this great giveaway. Thanks for your delightful post today. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. Such a lovely giveaway...keeping my fingers crossed! Kuzlin at AOL.com

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  52. Love this series! Looking forward to the fruitcake recipe. My grandmother used to send us fruitcakes for Christmas and birthdays. Best I ever tasted but I lost her recipe about 50 years ago. I've eaten and enjoyed many fruitcakes but nothing can compare to hers. Perhaps it was all the love that went into them?!?
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  53. So funny only the women in my family love fruitcake. I haven't had any in a long time though so I look forward in seeing the recipe. Thank you for the chance.

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    1. This is a VERY different kind of fruitcake, one my mom made once when I was a kid, and I never forgot it. It's no bake!!

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  54. I can't wait to try the shortbread recipe. Thank you for sharing it! I'm very excited for the giveaway - thanks for the opportunity!!! muddyshoesmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. This book is definitely on my "to read" list, and the recipe sounds delightful. Thanks so much for the fun chance to win! rencw@verizon.net

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  57. Those cookies look yummy. Thanks for the chance to win such great goodies. Karenlalsip@gmail.com

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  58. Hi Victoria! What a fun giveaway! I always enjoy your recipes and looking at your vintage items. :-)
    Nicole

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  59. Great recipe! Love the teapot!
    Would love to win!

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  60. Victoria, those cookies sound wonderful! I'll have to try them out - we like shortbread at our house. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Lisa bunkielisa at gmail dot com

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  61. Wonderful reading ahead for someone. I hope it is me. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  62. Wow! That cookie recipe is awesome! I definitely have to try it out. Love your books and would love to win your giveaway. Thanx for the opportunity to enter jax0219@gmail.com

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  63. Thank you for the chance!
    jenne.turner@unt.edu

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  64. Thank you so much for the recipe -- looks so good -- going to make it with my granddaughter, she loves to bake with me. Would love to win your awesome prize package -- thanks for the chance. jody.714@hotmail.com

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  65. What a fun giveaway! I'd love to win.
    Karlene
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  66. I also love red transferware china and have a teapot in it. I fell in love with it while working in a Museum which had a collection. Wedgewood and cookies are perfect together as is tea anytime. I would love to win the Books and thank you for the chance...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  67. I adore this series. You set me on my own path of collecting vintage kitchen items. I have some vintage Pyrex and a collection of vintage rolling pins. Thank you for the opportunity. Seascapelife (at) gmail dot com

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    1. LOL... I have a Hoosier style rolling pin I never use... clear glass with a screw on end cap so you can put ice water in it, to make rolling dough easier.

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  68. The cookies sound so good! Perfect for the Holidays or anytime! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize package!
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  69. My mom and I just love your books. Jo
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  70. This book looks great and so do those cookies! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize pack!
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  71. Great giveaway, great recipes. l(dot)bergh(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  72. I must admit that I have, unfortunately, not read any of your series. However, they sound wonderful and I would love to start reading. :) Mfg20A@aol.com

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  73. What a great giveaway! I am going to try the shortbread recipe.

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  74. I love shortbread cookies. Thank you for a chance to win! Would love to read this series. Patty Ward
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  75. Tea, shortbread and a new mystery. How perfect! casmith79@aol.com

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  76. As usual, a terrific giveaway and yummy recipe. I love shortbread and the addition of brown sugar and pecans has me (well, should I say drooling??) hungry this morning. We didn't have many extras when I was growing up, but we always had real butter. Kept us from feeling poor, I guess.

    And that teapot is just lovely. I love red transferware. Reminds me of a work trip to England years ago when all the meals in our hotel were served on it. My adult daughter is staying with us for a long visit for health reasons and brought a sampling of her vintage things to feel at home. I am especially enjoying the red transferware and have lobbied for a cup and saucer of my own!
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    1. I, too, am in the market for a red transferware teacup. Or green. Or blue. Any transferware!

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  77. What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win. kimberlygayheart@ymail.com

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  78. Leslie:
    The shortbread recipe looks delicious. I am going to try it today.
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  79. The shortbread cookie look amazing! And I love your photos.

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  80. What a beautiful giveaway thanks for the chance.to win colissaladoux@yahoo.com

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  81. What a beautiful giveaway thanks for the chance.to win colissaladoux@yahoo.com

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  82. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)November 2, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    I will definitely make these cookies! I love shortbread and I have pecans in the freezer.

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  84. Not sure if the first post went through, forgot my email. Have saved the shortbread recipe, I love baking. Also, love the Vintage Kitchen series, My dream style house. My house is currently up for sale and hopefully I will get one to display my collection of Blue FireKing and the utensils I have picked up here and there.
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  85. These sound delicious! They are going on my Christmas baking list.
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  86. I come from Scottish blood (my father was all Scot, born in Cruden Bay) so shortbread is a verra common treat ;-) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. Thanks for the great recipe. pp92596 at outlook dot com

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  88. I love shortbread, especially with pecans! marionb@sc.rr.com

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  90. This book and recipes look amazing! Hope I win them!
    Echolodge5@gmail.com

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  91. Wow, you've outdone yourself on this giveaway! Someone will be very lucky indeed. Thank you. jr_dj_gantt@juno.com

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  92. Your book sounds like a wonderful mystery and the cookies look great.
    Theresa N
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  93. Copied your recipe, Victoria. The cookies and new book sound terrific! Thanks.

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  94. I was just telling my friends about this book series this morning! Would love to win! Nstolldorf@gmail.com

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  95. What a great prize package. I hope I win! pattymarsh31@gmail.com

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  96. The cookies sound wonderful! I can't wait to read the book. It's becoming perfect weather to curl up with a cup of tea and a book. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!
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  97. I usually don't get Christmas gifts but if I won this I would wrap it up and put it under the tree because this would be such a wonderful gift. You could be my Santa Angel.
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  98. I am excited for the next book in this series. I'm looking forward to reading Jaymie's next adventure.
    tiggernelsie@yahoo.com

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  99. Wow, thank you for the give away! Fingers crossed dawnsmedley69@gmail.com

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  100. I love shortbread cookies. The recipe looks easy to follow. I am excited about this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win. crossxjo (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  101. The recipe sounds delicious as well as the book
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  102. I have never ad fruitcake before, but this sounds delicious, and the other tecipes sound delicious too and I love to bake!!!!!!!!

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  103. I can't wait to read White Colander Crime! Your covers depict places I want to visit! I'm always ready for a new shortbread recipe as well. Than you! Jenlang@optonline.net

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  104. Wow, your recipes and books sound scrumptious < i would love to read your books.

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  105. I am so excited to have this recipe! I've always loved commercially made pecan shortbread cookies, and I know these will be even better! I'm also excited to have an introduction to your series of books, with Cleo Coyle's recommendation, I know I will enjoy yours also. Can't wait to discover all the twists, turns, and introductions to new recipes!

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  106. What an awesome giveaway! I love cozies.

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  107. The cookies sound good. The book sounds good too. ;)
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  108. I know I would enjoy both the cooks and your book! They both look good! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  109. Shortbread is my favorite type of cookie and this recipe sounds scrumptious! I would also love to read your cozies - another favorite!

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  110. I love shortbread cookies. One of my favorites!

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  111. Recipe sounds great, what's better than brown sugar and pecans? Can't wait to try them and read the book.
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  112. Recipe sounds delicious. Will put it on my list for Christmas Cookies this year. Would love to read your book. Thanks for the chance to win and for all your recipies.

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  113. Forgot to leave my email ...jchizmar01@windstream.net Thanks again for the chance to win.

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  114. What a great combination for a cool Fall afternoon shortbread cookies, a cozy mystery, & a cup of hot cocoa while snuggled on my sofa under a fuzzy blanket.

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  115. Whoops! Forgot to include my email address: frogsrmoag@gmail.com

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  116. This is an amazing prize package. Perfect for this cooler weather.
    My email is landerson0626@hotmail.com Thanks!!!

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  117. Thanks for having great giveaway. Looks like great cozy mystery.

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  118. Ohhh what a gorgeous teapot and cup and saucer!! I have an English set in red with a beautiful sailing ship on it that my 87 year old mama gave me! Ahe bought it at the Annual Jane Austen Society Of North America festival my husband took us to... Yes he drove his wife and his mother in law 12 hours to a weekend long festival celebrating Jane Austen...he is a keeper!
    Can't wait to try the shortbread pecan cookies!! I love shortbread! I have a great recipe for cream scones that I'll be happy to share!
    Also can't wait to read White Colander Crime! Thank you for such great books and thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize! I am so excited for the chance!! Awesome!! My email is pucsbride13@gmail.com.

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  119. Love shortbread cookies. Fantastic series! And, absolutely a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  120. great give away, thanks. Also look forward to your books and the shortbread recipe.

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  121. great give away, thanks. Also look forward to your books and the shortbread recipe.

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  122. What a great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I am looking forward to trying some of the great recipes on the blog for the holidays as well as reading the new book. prancilio(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  123. Oh, what a prize -- I collect teapots and LOVE shortbread cookies --
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  124. Oh, what a prize -- I collect teapots and LOVE shortbread cookies --
    pamelattfn@yahoo.com.

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  125. Sounds like another great book and I love cookies!

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  126. Whoa! I've got to try these for the Holidays, they look and sound so delicious! I've also got to pick up this book to read. All of these recipes are drawing me in. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a terrific prize pkg. Thank you Cleo for leading me to this wonderful website. lizbailey2@me.com

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  127. Thank you for the chance to win this. I love this website.
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  128. Great fun!! Thanks not only for the recipe but the wonderful opportunity to win a super gift pack!! kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  129. Della deepotter@peoplepc.comThe cookies look good. Got to do. Books and bag to carry them in? can't beat. Thanks for this chance

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  130. This recipe sounds absolutely wonderful. I will try it for Christmas! The goodies sound just as good as the cookies!
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  131. Wow, what a stupendous giveaway!
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    Connie

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  132. thank you for the giveaway chance. the cookies look delicious.
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  133. Love shortbread. I'll be looking for a new book to read soon so I'll look for your books.
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  134. Love shortbread. I'll be looking for a new book to read soon so I'll look for your books.
    tish(dot)parral(at)gmail(dot)com

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  135. Looking forward to reading your new book.

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  136. Fantastic giveaway and a yummy recipe! Thank you for the chance!! bskts4unme@hotmail.com

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  137. Thank you for the recipe and giveaway!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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  138. I love shortbread cookies. Thanks for the recipe. The giveaway looks awesome. Thanks for the opportunity.
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  139. Love this take on Shortbread cookies, thank you for the recipe and giveaway! Erika

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  140. Oh my, those shortbread cookies look scrumptious. Thank you for the recipe which I will try during the holiday month of December. I would love to win in your give-a-way Victoria...thank you for the chance!
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  141. Okay...this is spooky! I thought we just did this yesterday. Guess it's a re-run. Thanks again for the chance to win Victoria! And congratulations on this newest release.
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  142. What an awesome recipe. Thanks for the chance to win your latest book!

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  143. What an awesome recipe. Thanks for the chance to win your latest book!

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  144. Recipe and giveaway are terrific! stitchkat at gmail dot com.

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  145. I love your Vintage Kitchen and Muffin Mysteries! The other is new to me. love_pixies@Yahoo.com

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  146. Wow, what an awesome prize package and great way to kick off the upcoming holidays! :) vgeslak@yahoo.com

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  147. The book and recipe look great!

    koster@bellsouth.net

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  148. The shortbread sounds great - I'll have to add to my Christmas baking! Thanks for sharing and for the contest. dpet1964@msn.com

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  149. Great giveaway. Love the books.
    lhallson@shaw.ca

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  150. l(dot)bergh(at)sbcglobal(dot)net. I love shortbread and baking.

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  151. I love your books I can't wait to read it. Recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for the giveaway offer.

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  153. I love the Vintage Kitchen mysteries and I'd love to win this! Profjpl@gmail.com. Thanks for the chance!

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  154. I love pecans and shortbread, so I know I will be trying this, The book sounds great, and this is a terrific giveaway. I thank-you for the chance to win it.

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  155. I love your books I can't wait to read it. Recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for the giveaway offer. My email is musiqmom@yahoo.com

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  156. What a Fabulous Giveaway, love your Mysteries, thanks form this awesome chance, I do appreciate it. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  157. I love shortbread but have never made it. This recipe sounds great, I'm going to give it a try. I can't wait to read Jaymie's latest adventure!

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  158. I love shortbread but have never made it. This recipe sounds great, I'm going to give it a try. I can't wait to read Jaymie's latest adventure!

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  159. Can't wait to make these and start this story

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  160. I truly enjoy your vintage kitchen stories, I can hardly wait to read the latest one. I didn't know you had a teapot series! The merry muffin books are fun to read. I will make your cookies, they sound delicious. This prize you have offered is awesome!

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  161. Sorry, I didn't say my email, Donamaekutska7@gmail.com thanks for the chance for the lovely awesome prizes!

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  162. Amasing be it's and fantastic recipes. Yummy. Fabulous author. palr20071110 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  163. I'm Welsh so shortbread and Welsh cookies are always a staple in our house at the holidays. I was introduced to Cozy Mysteries less than a year ago and I'm still finding new authors. I have loved all of the books I've read so far. You are another new author to me. Can't wait to read your books. bonniejdavis@ptd.net

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  164. Those shortbread cooies look wonderful. I do love them. I also love the books

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  165. Thanks for the chance to win!!! Your recipe looks fantastic and the book, even more so, which says a lot as I love cookies! grin!
    kristin409 at comcast dot not

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  166. I love your books and the recipes, thanks for the giveaway!!!
    Lisa, hseaside5@aim.com

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  167. Just bought some unsalted butter today! The cookies look delicious. Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  168. What a great gift package! I am drooling over that shortbread recipe and I am going to make it for Thanksgiving. I can't wait to read these cozy mysteries and I am adding them to my queue NOW. P.S. What a cute teapot!
    eeyore722@gmail.com

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