Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Chai Tea Shortbread #Cookie - a #Holiday #Recipe from the Cat Café sweet #romance #MFRWorg

My Furrever Friends Cat Café sweet romance series is set around a cat café. (Cat cafés are crosses between coffee shops and pet adoption centers. Learn more about cat cafés here.)
Since the series  involves a café, I mention delectable baked goods and include a recipe at the end of each book. Here's one from the free novella, Lions and Love at the Cat Café. This sweet romance novella, complete at 35 pages, is free as a PDF, MOBI (Kindle), or ePub when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

If you prefer not to sign up for the newsletter, Lions and Love at the Cat Café is also on sale for 99 cents. Find it on Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. For B&N (Nook), Kobo, and other retailers, check here.

Chai Tea Shortbread Cookies

If using loose-leaf tea, grind the tea into a rough powder first. If using tea bags, cut open the tea bags (4-6) and measure. Tea bags usually have a more powdered mix, so you don't have to grind it. Mix the ingredients in a food processor for ease. You can also press the dough into a shortbread pan and bake for about 30 minutes

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons chai tea (ground fine)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Blend the flour, sugar, chai, and salt.

Mix in the butter and vanilla. Press the mixture into a ball of dough.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/3-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter and place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets. Bake until the edges are golden, 8-12 minutes depending on size. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool to room temperature.

You can also get 13 of the recipes mentioned in the novella and books 1, 2, and 3. Get it here as a direct download in PDF, mobi (Kindle) or ePub.

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series by Kris Bock features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat.

The latest is 
Christmas Cookies atthe Cat Café: Christmas isn’t the same since Diane’s kids grew up and her husband died – so when her high school sweetheart comes back to town, maybe it’s time for some cozy new holiday traditions.

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