Wednesday, July 11, 2012

*Giveaway* Getting Tasty w/Lissa Matthews

Today, Ladies & Gentlemen, I would like for you to put together a warm welcome for an awesome author...

Ms. Lissa Matthews...
I don't know what you're position is on truffles is, but hopefully your position, dear reader, on cookie dough is off the charts. And, because I've invested in a delightfully wonderful new cookbook and it's all about cookie dough desserts. Truffles, bars, ice cream, cookies, cakes... Y'all just don't know.

 Well, okay, one of you will know because I'm going to giveaway a copy of the cookbook. It has so much fun stuff in it, you'll be busy for a month, or two. Or maybe even three. You might be making several of these recipes more than once.

That's something fun about recipes. You find favorites and you just make them over and over again. People start wanting them more, as well. That's how Jane, from my book Melting Jane got her business with Edward. She made him truffles to cheer him up, and he couldn't get enough of them. They were made out of love and concern from one friend to another and that became the purpose behind their company, Kickin' Chocolate Truffles. Giving a little bite of comfort to those in need...  

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Yield: 3-4 dozen  
Prep Time: 1 hour  
Total Time: 2 1/2 hours  
Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk or soy milk
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 oz dark chocolate candy coating

Directions: Beat butter and sugars and in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add soymilk and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed (or by hand) until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.

When dough is firm enough to handle (it may help to lightly flour your hands), form dough into 1" balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place sheets in freezer and let chill for 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate candy coating in a double boiler or in microwave according to package directions. Using forks or a dipping tool, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover. Tap fork on side of pan to remove any excess coating, and return to waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until set. Store, chilled, in an airtight container for up to 1 week (though good luck making them last that long).

Recipe courtesy of the blog, Love and Olive Oil

The cookie dough, even without eggs, tastes so amazing. These are very simple to make, and they don't last even 24 hours after being made. Can you say, ADDICTION?


Graham Hall is a twenty-six year old Texan with the job of his dreams. He's just finished his latest travel article and has earned some personal down time. With six months left on his cabin lease in the Colorado Rockies, Graham chooses to stick around and soon finds himself set up with a feisty, down on her luck in the love department candy maker named Jane.

Jane hates driving in the mountains in winter and isn't used to being outside the kitchen, but when she arrives at the small isolated cabin and gets a look at it's tenant, she quickly forgets all about that. Jane is tongue-tied and ticked off. She's been tricked.

Confrontations, slamming doors, and an extra cheese pizza later, Graham is caught up in Jane's tart tongue and curvy body. She denies her desire for him more times than she can count, and when she finally gives in, she is rewarded with scorching hot sex and a bliss she couldn't have imagined for herself.

Graham's persistence and unrelenting pursuit leads Jane to believe that maybe life doesn't have to revolve around chocolate truffles, but rather should revolve around a delicious, well traveled, sexy younger man.

I will be giving away a e-copy of Melting Jane as well to one commentor who answers the question... 

Check out the form for Lissa's question!!!

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Thank you for having me and letting me share a yummy recipe with you. If you wish to find out more about me, please visit me in one or all of the following places: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

A little about Ms. Lissa....
Living in North Carolina, talented, multi-published author, Lissa Matthews, has many loves in her life: Family, friends, NASCAR, football, music of all kinds, cooking, BDSM, and last, but not least, coffee. She loves it so much, in fact, she and those who know her are surprised she hasn’t floated away on a caffeine-induced cloud while giving life to feisty heroines and hunky heroes.

-- Lissa Matthews
Where the men are naughty...

And remember... Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy! Photobucket


  1. Gooey chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorites! I add cherry chips or cinnamon chips in for a yummy change once in a while. Snickerdoodles are a close second. Thanks for the giveaway!


  2. I actually love a nice ginger snap or a custard cream or a half coated chocolate hob nob!

    I am going with the hob nob!

    The recipe looks great Lissa!!

  3. My favorite cookie- My husband's grandmother makes this oatmeal, white chocolate, cranberry cookie that I just love!

  4. My grandmother makes chocolate chip cookies that I absolutely adore. She keeps teasing me with some secret ingredient that she adds to make them so good. I've been trying to duplicate them for years, with no luck.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  5. Mmmmm, cookies! Want want want. Dunno what my fav is though.. everything!

  6. That sounds fantastic. I will have to get my husband to try this recipe with me...he loves to bake and cook. As for my favorite cookie? It's probably my cinnamon sugar butter cookie.

  7. I love Snickerdoodles, y'all. But I do so love an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie, soft and warm from the oven. I also have a recipe for a Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl and it's made with whole wheat pastry flour. So. Damn. Good.

    I'm so glad y'all have stopped by and offered up your favorite cookie... :-)

  8. Fresh warm from the oven chocolate chip cookie. I think I may have to go bake some now!!


  9. Definitely chocolate chip cookies. Especially when they just come out of the oven. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. My favorite is white chocolate with macadamia nut and coconut.

  11. I haven't met a cookie I didn't like :D
    Melting Jane is an awesome book.

  12. It's a toss up between chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. I had a really good one a couple weeks ago that was oatmeal raisin but had a hint of cinnamon that I loved!

  13. I like oatmeal cookies, but not with raisins. I don't like any cookie with nuts or raisins or any other fruit in it. I'm the odd one, I know...

  14. It's hard not to love every cookie! :) I like them all but the ones with chocolate are the best.

    claudigc at msn dot com

  15. I guess my favorite cookie is chocolate chip, either milk or white. But I do love oatmeal-raisin too.

  16. These truffles sound so yummy!

    My favorite cookie is one I make for christmas, that my grandparents used to make every year, called krumkakes. They are so yummy!!

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

  17. Dark chocolate with reeses peanut butter chips! OMG! I think I am going to have to make them this weekend now!

    Thansk so much!

  18. I love the chocolate truffle cookies from the December 2000 issue of GOURMET. They're really intense, and very satisfying.



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With hugs, love and smiles... Cecile

My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)