Christmas Treats with Mysti Parker

Profile Pic 2015 half sizeHiya peeps! Thank you Joselyn for having me on your blog to share a Lemon Crinkle cookie recipe. This is by far one of our holiday favorites and one of the easiest recipes EVER!!! My oldest daughter loves lemon, so they’re right up her alley.

I usually get the kids to do most of the work on these. They love to roll them in the powdered sugar. Be warned-the dough is VERY sticky, so I find it’s easier to use a couple spoons to handle the dough while rolling in the powdered sugar. Once they’re coated nicely, you can carefully pick them up with your fingers and put them on the cookie sheet.

Also, if you’re not a lemon fan, you can make these with virtually any flavor of cake mix. I’ve tried orange and strawberry before. Quite yummy!!

Hope you try these yourselves and have a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 8-ounce container Cool Whip, thawed
  • ½ to 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, and Cool Whip. The batter will be sticky!
  3. Form dough into tablespoonfuls and roll in powdered sugar.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are golden. Allow to cool 1 minute on baking sheet; then remove to wire rack to cool completely.


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Mysti Parker


The war might be over, but their battle has just begun.

Set in 1866 Lebanon, Tennessee, this historical romance presents an unvarnished look into the complexities of the Reconstruction era. Take a step back in time to witness a poignant love story inspired by real-life accounts, novels such as Widow of the South and the classic Jane Eyre.

After losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford.

Despite their differences, she and Beau find common ground and the stirrings of a second chance at love—until his late wife’s cousin, Lydia, arrives with her sights set on him. Burdened with a farm on the brink of bankruptcy, Beau is tempted by Lydia’s hefty dowry, though Portia has captured his heart.

In another time and another place, his choice would be easy. But love seems impossible amid the simmering chaos of Reconstruction that could boil over at any moment into an all-out battle for survival. Will Beau and Portia find their way into each other’s arms, or will they be swept away by raging forces beyond their control?

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