Peanut Butter Balls and Holiday Heart Wishes @LucindaRace

If there is something I like better than almost everything else, it's a confection I make every Christmas called Buckeyes. Now, hailing from the Buckeye state (Ohio) you might thing that is a given. Well, it could be. But there is no denying in my household that the combination of butter, sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate, is the ultimate flavor sensation.

That could be why I was drawn to romance author Lucinda Race's Peanut Butter Balls recipe in the It's a Dickens of a Cookie! recipe book. (Do you have yours? It's free. Click here.

Lucinda says: This recipe is from a family friend but with the different additions to the top we make it our own. This particular recipe is a must for our holiday season, and I have to make a double batch and it’s the first treat to disappear from the plate.

Holiday Heart Wishes by Lucinda Race

About My Story in Christmas Comes to Dickens. I love everything about Christmas. The music, decorations and family who gather together is what makes the holidays for me. As in this story I believe in the magic of the holiday and anything is possible. Our family watches several classic Christmas movies, White Christmas, Holiday Inn and The Santa Clause. I had to include them in this sweet story. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
When social media director Vera Davis loses her job in the city, she takes her adorable, goofy rescue pup and heads home for the holidays, to her sweet hometown of Dickens. She’s hoping to move in with her mom and start a new business. But her drive is interrupted when she rescues a handsome, snowbound stranger stranded by side of the road.

Newspaper reporter Tony Barbee may be a stranger to Vera, but Dickens is his hometown, too. He’s come to spend Christmas with the uncle who raised him. But Vera and Tony are in for a surprise when they find her mother and his uncle living together. Aren’t they moving too fast?

Tony and Vera share something besides relatives in a blossoming romance: a tradition that when they see the Christmas tree in the gazebo on the village green—a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell painting—they should make a Christmas wish. Though they resist their own growing attraction to one another, Christmas is a time of surprises and gifts, and the unexpected answer to a heartfelt holiday wish may bring Vera and Tony the greatest gift of all…

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  1. I'm determined to try this recipe...peanut butter? I'm there. Holiday Heart Wishes is next up in my read of Christmas Comes to Dickens. Looking forward to it.

  2. Oh, man, I love buckeyes. The candy, I mean, and I still have one of the real thing that I've had since I was a kid. They were plentiful--we even had a tree--but I just kept this one... Go figure. I'm not to your story yet, Cindy, but getting there!! I love this anthology!

  3. I've put off making these cookies...yet. I know they won't last long enough once I make them. Loving the stories in this anthology.


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