The 3rd Day of Christmas with Liz Curtis Higgs

Welcome to the 7th annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!!!

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12 Days.

12 friends guest posting sharing a Christmas idea, recipe or favorite with you.

12 great giveaways for you to enter along with one GRAND PRIZE for someone who comments to enter all 12 days!!

Today for our 3rd Day of Christmas we are featuring the lovely and laughter-generating Liz Curtis Higgs!

Allume Headshot Smile SQ 300Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of more than 30 books with 4.5 million copies in print, including her latest bestseller, The Women of Christmas.

Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny.

Liz has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon!

 

A kitchen-tested recipe for Scottish Shortbread

from Liz Curtis Higgs

FOOD 05 Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread served with tea is a Scottish tradition worth embracing. Why not brew a pot of Earl Grey or Scottish Breakfast tea and serve it piping hot (I love mine with milk and sugar). While you are enjoying your first cup, it’s time to do a bit of baking.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Instructions:
Sift confectioners’ sugar, cornstarch, and flour together in a bowl. Add softened butter, using your hands to knead the mixture into dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for no longer than 30 minutes.

Press cold dough into the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 pan (round or square; glass is best).

Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until the edges are very lightly browned.

Sprinkle granulated sugar across the top. Cool completely, then cut into 8 servings.

P.S.  Want to bake a bigger batch? Double the recipe and use a glass oblong baking dish. Want a more festive look? Used colored granulated sugar for the final dusting.

Now that you’re nibbling on fresh-from-the-oven shortbread, pop over to Pinterest to enjoy A Victorian visit to Stirling, Scotland, the setting for my Christmas novella, A Wreath of Snow. As they say in the U.K., “Happy Christmas!”

{You can find Liz online at her Blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.}

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Liz has generously offered a delightful package of goodies to the winner of today’s drawing. Giveaway:Christmas at the Farm Giveaways

The Women of Christmas book, autographed
Set of 3 candles 
1 pair of 5×7 prints
The Pine Tree Parable book for children
Magnets for each season of the Parable series
A Wreath of Snow novella
A Victorian ornament
Total retail value: $50

To enter for a chance to win, simply enter a comment on today’s post sharing a Christmastime food tradition you enjoy making or eating.

Don’t forget to come back for all 12 days! {And remember, if you comment on all 12 posts, you might win the Grand Prize!}

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