Tag Archive | A White Christmas by Laura Hilton


My Friday Friend this week is award winning author, Laura Hilton.  Her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor. Her blog is http://lauravhilton.blogspot.com/


Laura is sharing a favorite recipe with us today! Even though, they’re called Christmas Peppermint Patties, I’m pretty sure they’d taste good any time of the year!

Christmas Peppermint Patties

3 ¾ cups powdered sugar

3 T butter (not oleo) softened

2 or 3 t. peppermint extract

½ t vanilla

¼ c. evaporated milk

2 c. semisweet chocolate chips

2 T. shortening


Combine first four ingredients, add milk and mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.  Chill for about 20 minutes. Flatten with a glass to 1/4 –inch thick; chill for 30 minutes. Melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip patties; place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: About 5 dozen.

As an extra surprise, Laura is giving away a print copy of her book-A White Christmas:

A Christmas romance…
A new beginning…
A resurrected past…
A White Christmas in Webster County!
If you’d like to win A WHITE CHRISTMAS, leave a comment. Drawing will be on September 20 so hurry!