Let’s Eat! Blog Hop & #Giveaway, June 1 – 15, 2016
The fantastic fabulous Audra Middleton has masterminded a fun blog hop with a grand prize giveaway! Participating authors provide you with recipes for some tasty treats and loads of fun. I’ve included a book giveaway with my recipe (multiple winners! details below!). Enjoy… 🙂
This recipe (which I’ve shared before in the blogosphere because…delicious!!) is used by a fabulous baker in my Black Hills Wolves stories: the baker is Mrs. Carson, the aunt of my hero Jake, from Under A Mating Moon. Everyone in Los Lobos loves Mrs. Carson’s Snickerdoodles, especially Darci, the heroine of Diamond Moon.
(Recipe compliments of my grandmother)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine, butter, or shortening (my grandmother uses shortening)
1 – 2 tsp. vanilla (grandmother uses 1 more often than 2)
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. In a small bowl, mix the tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. Mix together margarine (or butter or shortening), sugar, vanilla, eggs.
4. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt. Add to wet ingredients.
5. Form one-inch or 1 1/4 inch balls, and roll balls in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cook for 8 – 10 minutes.
7. Remove from sheet and cool on cookie rack.
8. Eat. All. The. Cookies! ☺
Celia’s Let’s Eat! Blog Hop Giveaway: Summer Reads!
My office bookshelf is overflowing with fun reads, and I’d like to share some of them with you! To enter my print book giveaway, leave a comment below. The Tech Wizards at Random.org will pick the winners for the books listed below (in the order listed). Also, every commenter will receive a free e-copy of Paranormal Introductions, Volume I (.pdf only), a collection of first chapters by several paranormal fiction authors.
* Print book giveaway is United States only (snail mail, USPS).
* E-book giveaway is International (hurray for email!).
What to comment: tell us your favorite cookie or summer treat; share a link to a recipe; or, simply say hello! 🙂
Books in giveaway:
- Reflected in You, by Sylvia Day
- Nightwalker, by Jocelynn Drake
- Dead Witch Walking, by Kim Harrison
- The Mark of the Tala, by Jeffe Kennedy
- Angry Young Spaceman, by Jim Munroe
- Heart of Stone, by Debra Mullins
- The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
Celia’s Print Book Winners! 6/24/16
- Audra: Nightwalker, Angry Young Spaceman
- ELF: Reflected In you, Heart of Stone
- Olga: Time Traveler’s Wife
- Liz: Dead Witch Walking, Mark of the Tala
But wait, there’s more! 🙂 Enter the Let’s Eat Grand Prize Rafflecopter Giveaway for an Amazon gift card and e-books!
Celia’s Let’s Eat book giveaway ends 12:00AM PDT, Wednesday, JUNE 22, 2016. Celia’s winners will announced here by EOD Friday, JUNE 24, 2016. Audra’s Rafflecopter Grand Prize Giveaway ends June 30, 2016.