Annnd . . . what do I think so far? Do you have some time to kill and want to have a fun read? This series might be worth a look. This the is 4th book in the Vamped series (maybe I should say 4th installment--since there is no end in sight.) Gina is the main character and although she is undead her fashion sense is still very much alive. There is a lot of action in Salem, MA when she and her group settle into the community. Also enter ghosts, witches, FBI agents, and TV celebrity Ghost (or paranormal) Hunters. She has to fly under their radar and solve a two-hundred year old mystery.
Don't these look yummy?
I made these for Valentine's Day, but there's a secret in the recipe that makes them adapt to other special occasions too. I'll give that tip at the end of the recipe:
White Chocolate Sugar Cookies
2 cups softened butter
4 cups sugar
3 teaspoons white vanilla
Mix together until smooth
Add 3 packages white chocolate pudding and mix again.
10 cups flour (I know this is a large recipe--it makes 4 dozen large cookies)
2 teaspoons baking soda
Add to wet mixture alternately with 1 cup of sour cream
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (at least an hour) overnight.
Roll dough and cut. Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened (but not melted!) Ideal texture should be like ice cream.
3-4 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar, SIFTED
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 tablespoon vanilla (I used raspberry this time) extract
up to 4 tablespoons milk (I use heavy cream)
1 large jar marshmallow cream
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
Mix together first 4 ingredients alternately with cream as needed to soften. When smooth add marshmallow cream and food coloring
•Change the flavor of the sugar cookie by changing the pudding mix you use. Want lemon? Easy! How about pistachio? Okay.
•If you half the recipe, use 2 boxes of pudding.