22 December 2014

Happy Holidays Blog Hop (Dec 22 - Jan 3 2015)

Welcome to the Happy Holidays Blog Hop!
For this holiday-themed hop, I'm posting a recipe for a sugar-free Christmas cookie (because I'm diabetic and its a pain being a diabetic during Christmas). This cookie also appears in my short story, A New Haven Christmas. 

A New Haven Christmas is part of my New Haven werewolf universe but can be read as a standalone. It's a  free read and the download links are provided below. Additionally, I'm also giving away a copy of a New Haven book of your choice, so remember to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post. 

Just-Like-Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Text and photo credits to Splenda.
*Yes. Splenda. I’m well aware its not the best sweetener of choice, but I’ve too much of it at home.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate morsels

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
-Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
-Beat butter, Splenda Sugar Blend, brown sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape sides of bowl. -Gradually add flour mixture, beating until blended. Stir in chocolate morsels.
-Spoon rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto ungreased baking sheets.
-Bake cookies 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

A New Haven Christmas
Free Read: Evernight | ARe | BookStrand | Smashwords |

Blurb: While the rest of his pack mates are celebrating the holiday season with their newfound mates, Peter Sanders is miserably counting off the minutes until he can head home. Pete knows he’s no one’s ideal mate. He’s mediocre, sells video games for a living, and still lives with his mother. Pete begins to think it’s going to be another miserable Christmas when his dream hunk strikes up a conversation with him.

Fabio Luigi may be new to the New Haven pack, but he isn’t blind to the glances a certain submissive wolf has been giving him all season long. Pete may believe they come from two different worlds for sparks to fly, but Fabio intends to prove Pete wrong.

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