In Which We Have a Rather Scrumptious Sort of Contest….
Look what I found when I moved earlier this year?
Two original ARCs of The Masque of the Black Tulip!
But they looked rather lonely by themselves, so I decided to pair them with a few friends: the section of the Pink series I tend to think of as “Henrietta and Co”, Pink III up through Pink VI.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a pile of books must be in want of a reader, which means… it’s time for our first Black Tulip Anniversary Month contest!
When I decided to hold a series of contests to celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Masque of the Black Tulip, one contest idea leaped out at me. (No, not you, Turnip– you’re a character, not a contest. And, please, take off that tulip costume!)
If there’s one thing anyone thinks of when they think of the hero of The Masque of the Black Tulip, it is….
“My manly physique? My floppy lock of hair?”
Okay, Miles. I know it’s your anniversary and all that, but you’re meant to stay in the book, remember? Ix-nay on the commentary.
As I was going to say, before I was so rudely interrupted, the one thing I associate most with Miles Dorrington is….
“His utterly brilliant and beautiful wife who really does far more to thwart French spies than some flower-named siblings one could mention?”
Has my book sprung a leak? Now it’s Henrietta playing peanut gallery. I knew I should have booked them on that tenth anniversary cruise….
In any event, when I think of The Masque of the Black Tulip, I think of… ginger biscuits. (Also French spies, but they’re less scrumptiously delicious.)
So, for your first anniversary month contest, here’s your question:
— What’s your favorite kind of cookie?
Also, if you feel like contributing a ginger biscuit recipe, please do! I’ll do a biscuit recipe round-up on the website later this month, including the one contributed by Christine for her Pink Carnation Cookery series last year.
One winner will be chosen at random to receive a vintage 2004 advance review copy of The Masque of the Black Tulip, plus copies of The Deception of the Emerald Ring, The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, The Temptation of the Night Jasmine, and The Betrayal of the Blood Lily.
I’ll also be running this same contest on my author Facebook page for an identical pile of books– so feel free to double your chances by entering both places!
My mom’s molasses cookies – you melt the butter first so they’re chewy and delicious, not cakey like normal molasses cookies!
It is really hard to beat a warm, soft tollhouse cookie straight from the oven. I have a gingerbread cookie recipe but it is a hush-hush family secret. Congratulations on the 10th anniversary.
Nothing is better than my grandmas homemade cookies with homemade frosting.
Sparkling toffee sugar cookies! I make them every Christmas!
I love iced sugar cookies and warm chocolate chip cookies!!
Chocolate chip are my favorite.
I love Sugar Cookies!
Carla from Utah
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal. They have become my favorite. Happy to share the recipe. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful books. Historical fiction fan.
I can’t resist a leaf cookie! 🙂
Hands down, my Dad’s oatmeal raisin cookies.
Sunflower seed cookies!
Absolutely have to go with a tried and true, classic cookie: oatmeal raisin! It’s a comfort cookie and the smell they emulate through the house while baking is awesome. A cup of Lady Grey tea to pair with them and you have heaven!
I love snickerdoodle cookies!
Chocolate mint chip…yum!
Chewy ginger chocolate chunk cookies. To.Die.For.
Oatmeal-apple-raisin. But, um, I’m not that picky, I’ve met few, if any, cookies I didn’t like.
Oatmeal raisin and gingersnaps!!!
Lemon cookies! ? The best!
Snicker doodles ?
Sugar cookies! I just love sugar cookies accompanied with a sweet pink lemonade
My favorite kind of cookie is a sugar cookie with sprinkles.
Chocolate chip cookies!
Chocolate chip cookies
Gingersnaps are my favorite!
Either snickerdoodles or simple shortbread – both are perfect with a strong cup of tea! ❤
Warm chocolate chip craisin cookies!
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are by far my favourite kind, chocolate base covered in icing sugar that makes you and your friends look like they are covered in crack. Perfect for that afternoon tea with women you don’t like and women you do!
Before Christmas, my sister held a cookie exchange party and I made espresso cookies – basically coffee, chocolate chips and lots of dark chocolate!! They were delicious! My mouth is watering a little right now remembering them…?
Chocolate chip cookies just barely cool enough to eat. Though the chewy ginger chocolate chunk cookies sound interesting.
Mine and my family’s favorite cookie is a Creme cheese butter cut out with frosting, Vtey time consuming but soooo good.
By far, and unfortunately for me, my favorite cookie is the limitedly (is that a word?) available Girl Scout Thin Mint. I get about 10 boxes of them every year and always seem to run out just before Christmas when I want them the most! And none of the wannabe ones will do in their absence! Thin Mints invoke memories of me sneaking into my grandfather’s nightstand drawer and stealing his Andes Candies when I was a child! I realized when I was older he probably specially stocked this drawer for the grandkids…. 🙂 Hen and her friends are such a fun group – I love Lottie and have a big soft spot for Penelope, especially 🙂
I love those peanut butter chocolate no bake cookies!
My grandmothers pink cookies (an Italian shortbread type cookie ) and no bakes!!
Pumpkin chocolate chip! Thanks for the chance!
Cucidati (Sicilian Fig filled cookie)
My second favorite cookie is my Apricot Kipferl. Again , very time consuming 😉
Pignoli cookies. Italian cookies make with pine nuts
My grandmother made killer peanut butter cookies.
Pignoli cookies. Italian cookie made with pine nuts
Oatmeal chocolate chip.
I will always and forever be devoted to snickerdoodles. The more cinnamon, the better. Good luck, everyone!
Mom’s oatmeal raisin cookies ? are the best…
I love home made ginger snaps!
Cranberry dark chocolate
Jammie Dodgers for the win!
I like those peanut butter Hershey Kiss cookies that are rolled in sugar and give you diabetes.
Peanut butter cookies like my mom made! With the crisscross fork marks in the top. And a gallon of milk to drink.
Toffee Bar Cookies!~ From the Maida Heatter chocolate dessert cookbook~ Fast, easy, with dark chocolate 60 % chips and lots of extra walnuts, or even other kinds of nuts~!
ere is Maida’s recipe for Dolly’s Crisp Toffee Bars, which combines ALL ingredients for an easy to make bar cookie. I have added more nuts, and often use all or much of the flour as whole wheat pastry flour. It can be tricky to spread in the jelly roll pan. If you have trouble, sprinkle a bit more white flour on top, as you spread the dough out evenly to the edges of the pan. I often leave out the vanilla, and have tried replacing it with water. Sometimes I just want the butterscotch-ey flavor, with no vanilla overtone. I tend to use Ghirardelli’s 60 % chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream together~ 2 sticks softened butter (salted is alright here if you prefer)
1/2 cup brown sugar.
When light and fluffy, add 1 t. vanilla or water
Quickly add ~
2 cups flour
1-2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips/morsels
The dough will be stiff. Place clumps of it around the unbuttered 10.5 x 15.5 x 1 inch jelly roll pan. With floured fingertips spread it out to make thin even layer.
Bake for 25 minutes, reversing pan in the middle.
I like to cook this until a nice golden brown. But it can be easy to overcook them too. So be careful near the end.
Cool for just a minute, in pan. Then cut into bar, any size you like!
My mom’s snickerdoodles. And recently she started making pumpkin snickerdoodles and those are amazing!! Thanks for this opportunity 😀
Chocolate chip cookies are classic 🙂
Peanut butter cookies are my favorite!
Snickerdoodle!! Or, a cranberry oatmeal if I am feeling healthy!
I an a cookie kind of gal! Usually chocolate chip but really anything having to do with chocolate is good with me!
Today I’ll say peanut butter. Tomorrow it will be something else!
I love homemade tollhouse chocolate chip cookies! Especially fresh from the oven!
I love snickerdoodle cookies, they are so delicious! 🙂
Black and whites
Snickerdoodles! But I wouldn’t say no to a white chocolate chip/macadamia nut or an oatmeal raisin cookie. OH, who am I kidding? I never say no to cookies!
Homemade chocolate chip cookies!
My favorite is Pistachio Cherry Meltaways, but I don’t make them often since they are a Christmas cookie. But man do I love cookies!!! Thanks so much for the chance!!
Italian vanilla cookies with glaze & sprinkles
Snickerdoodles! They’re my favorite. But I’d like to try Miles’ favorite ginger biscuits.
Oatmeal chocolate chip made with coconut oil instead of butter – they are moist for days!!
I adore a simple sugar cookie. If you want to make it really pop my eyes out, put some homemade buttercream frosting on top. Oh my!!
Chocolate chip cookies. Hands down.
Snickerdoodles are my all time favorite. Best ones are from a recipe in the Mrs. Field’s Cookie Cookbook.
Aunt Mary’s chocolate chunk cookies
Here lately it’s been, no bake cookies! 🙂
OMG! How could I have forgotten the Scandinavian rosette cookies my mother used to make every Christmas. Light crispy and delicious! I made them last Christmas with her angel and snowflake iron. I was a great memory. Miss her a lot!
Here lately it’s been, no bake cookies! 🙂 can’t burn them
Chocolate chip cookies ??
I love crumbly, buttery, not too sweet shortbread.
Iced gingerbread and a cup of hot tea 🙂
My favorite cookies are galette and its from an old family recipie. We make them every year at Christmas and very occasionaly for special family occasions.
Oh how can one choose?!? There are some many good ones. But if we’re talking Girl Scout cookies then Samoas, but other than that then either homemade chocolate chip or white chocolate macadamia nut!!
Generally, anything chocolate. But in honor of Miles, I did find a ginger sandwich cookie filled with lemon cream that was yummy!
Chocolate chip, though I’m making sugar cookies with a Dove Chocolate heart on top for my students tonight..
Vanilla Rosemary Shortbread with Vanilla Glaze!
I call them Chrismadoodles: snickerdoodles coated in cinnamon, clove, ginger, and sugar. Super yum yum time.
Oatmeal Raisin are my fav!! Especially warm out of the oven 🙂
Oatmeal raisin are my favorite… yum!
I have to go for my grandma Magnan’s oatmeal raisin cookies. They are so good!
Home made pecan sandies!! ???
My favourite cookie is my grandmother’s mirzafchiki, it looks like a tiny crescent roll of cream cheese cookie dough with Turkish Delight inside. Mmmmmm.
I love peanut butter ginger snaps so soft and yummy
Chocolate Chip cookies or oatmeal spice either are wonderful.
All cookies are wonderful, but you can’t go wrong with a good chocolate chip cookie. Sweet, buttery, and you can never have enough!
I love a good peanut butter cookie or a snickerdoodle cookie. Something about hearty cookies!
All Girl Scout cookies. Especially Tagalongs and Samoas!! Ok, now I’m hungry.
Soft gingerbread, it’s the best!
White chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey kiss!
Oatmeal cookies with M&Ms have always been my weakness. Allrecipes has a crazy good ginger cookie recipe (look up “big soft ginger cookies”). It’s always been a hit during the holidays!
All of them!! Lol
Molasses crinkles, or toll house chocolate chip made with butter and the original amount of salt
Chocolate chip cookies! I can’t resist a good chocolate chip cookie, or really any cookie.
Keebler’s Fudge Wafers. Thanks for this chance.
Chocolate chip cookies 🙂
Snickerdoodles, from Bird-in-Hand Bakery, Lancaster County PA
My favorite has always been espresso chocolate chip yum!
Another Pink contest!! Yay!!!
My favorite is home made chocolate chip cookies made with sweet butter, excellent-quality vanilla, and a double dose of bittersweet chips.
When I make ginger cookies, I usually add some minced candied ginger, and sometimes a dash of cayenne.
My favorite cookies are Mississippi Mud Cookies, and they were fun to make with my 2 girls.
I have 3 favourites that I make a lot and can’t chose between. Ginger biscuits, naturally. Honey Oat fingers, and Melt And Mix Shortbread Fingers.
Samoa cookies from the Girl Scouts! 🙂
Like Myles, ginger are my favorite- and preferably my grandmother’s recipe which call for dried ginger, fresh ginger and candied and are not for the faint of heart!
My mom’s ginger cookie recipe includes cloves. Unbeatable! Ooh ooh, choose me, choose me! <3
No bake chocolate peanutbuttet
Congratulations on the 10th anniversary!
Toll House chocolate chip ,warm with some milk!
Chocolate chip cookies made with dark chocolate chips!
I can’t live without chocolate chip cookies! 😀
Life goal- have an arc of all of them!!!
I love chocolate chip cookies. 🙂
Snickersoodle cookies. Though cookie dough is much better in many cases.
Oatmeal chocolate chip! Healthy and sweet, it’s a winning combo. Just like picking up a Pink Carnation novel…hits the spot every time:)
Warm gooey chocolate chip cookies, with lots of chocolate chips. Yum!
My favorite cookie changes with my whims, but I do have a sentimental fondness for lebkuchen. When it was time to move back to the States a family friend gave me a box before we left Germany.
Here is the ginger biscuit recipe I used for the Peep & Biscuits pinkorama I help make in 2013.
4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon – 1 Tablespoon ground ginger (depends on one’s ginger preference)
1 teaspoon – 1 Tablespoon golden syrup or molasses (for me it depends on what I have on hand or flavor or sweetness I am in the mood for)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix all but the egg together.
3. Mix in the egg.
4. Scoop out with a cookie scoop or a rounded Tablesppon onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. (If making for a pinkorama then roll out pea sized amounts.)
5. Bake for 15 minutes.
No-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies! So very yummy! (Also, just about any cookie without cinnamon – since I’m deathly allergic to all things cinnamon. . . like Christmas. 🙁 )
I love chocolate cookies and carrot cakes 🙂 And I would absolutely love to win these beauties, so thank you for this wonderful chance <3 Oh, and I mention that I love vintage 😉
Grasshoppers. By the handful!!!!
I love chocolate cookies 🙂
7-layer warm from the oven with a big glass of milk
“When you have a perfect cookie, why would you change it up?” Quote from my 22 year old son when I suggested that we abandon a family Christmas cookie favorite – YUMMIES – for a healthier alternative. My bad, clearly some thing’s are just meant to go together, forever. Holding up tradition, I voted for our family favorite, Yummies, a peanut butter, Special K bar with chocolate butterscotch topping. Yum…mies.
I love chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. Happy Book Anniversary!
Chocolate chip and peanut butter chocolate chip. I can’t wait for the round-up of ginger biscuits recipes!
Grasshoppers. By the package!!!! And the handful.
Homemade gluten free peanut butter.
Homemade! My own chocolate chip or any of my Christmas cookies 🙂
My absolute favorite cookies are buckeyes and kolaches.
I made Chocolate chip Rye Cookies last week (I got the recipe from the Wall Street Journal – you use cake flour and rye flour and add ground caraway), and they’re my new favorite! Really delicious and a hit with my house.
Heath cookie from a sandwich shop near my house. So soft and buttery 🙂
My favorite cookies are chocolate chip cookies made with milk chocolate chips so they’re very sweet.
Warm gooey chocolate chip cookies! Yummmm!!!
LOVE Nordstrom’s lemon ricotta cookies! But cookies are my weakness so I like plenty of other kinds too. 🙂
The classic oatmeal raisin cookie. Or shortbread cookies. Why is it called shortBREAD if it is actually a cookie? Whoa. Deep thoughts in the cookie department.
I LOVE frosted sugar cookies! Luckily I only bake these at Christmas or I’d weigh a lot more than is healthy!
Condensed milk biscuits from the ladies first detective agency cookbook:)
Chocolate chip cookies. Can’t go wrong with a classic. But I do love to add peppermint extract to make a mint chocolate chip cookie.
My favorite cookie is Molasses sprinkled with powdered sugar. They always remind me that a mess of ingredients alone are alright, but together, they are magic.
Favorite cookie- anise cut out cookies as long as my mom or grandmother make them, yumm
My Favorite cookies are Chocolate Chip cookies and Ginger Cookies 🙂
White chocolate macadamia nut cookies make me happy….especially with a glass of milk!
My favorite cookies are Snickerdoodle!
Chocolate Chip and snow mounds! But I’ll try any cookie once!
Chocolate chip cookies are the best????
Chocolate Spice cookies. Tender, chocolate cookies with clove and allspice. They are traditional Italian Christmas cookies but I make them year round.
I’m still going with chocolate chip cookies. And the snicker doodles are still a close second! 🙂
no bake cookies made with dark cocoa are the bomb!
Chocolate chip, butterscotch, pecan, cheesecake cookies. I’m not allowed at Family Christmas without a box!
My favorite cookie is oatmeal with raisins!
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