Sunday, June 12, 2011

BRUNCH WITH BINGO: THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB - A GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS SUNDAY'S
 
FOOD BOOK CHOICE IS.....
  GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB
BY LORI WILDE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
"On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny."
The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier—not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, bestselling children's book author "Sadie Cool"now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she'll never fall foolishly in love again!

But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she's shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl's father—unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A RITA® Award finalist and bestselling author of more than forty-five books, Lori Wilde is the recipient of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and numerous other honors. She lives in Weatherford, Texas, with her husband and a wide assortment of pets. 

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB:
“Full of colorful characters...as satisfying as a glass of lemonade on a hot day.”
— Publishers Weekly
 Lori Wilde has created a rich and wonderful story about the charm of small town life combined with the power and passion of first love. Delicious!— New York Times Bestselling author Robyn Carr 
"KISMET COOKIE" RECIPE from THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB:
Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda14 tablespoons unsalted butter1/2 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar1 teaspoon table salt2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 large egg1 large egg yolk¾ cup shredded coconut1 ½ cups dried cranberries3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts toasted (optional)
Directions:
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.
Heat 10 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until melted, about 2 minutes. Continue cooking, swirling pan constantly until butter is dark golden brown and has nutty aroma, 1-3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and, using heatproof spatula, transfer browned butter to large heatproof bowl. Stir remaining 4 tablespoons butter into hot butter until completely melted.
Add both sugars, salt and vanilla to bowl with butter and whisk until fully incorporated. Add egg and yolk and whisk until mixture is smooth with no sugar lumps remaining, about 30 seconds. Let mixture stand for 3 minutes, then whisk for 30 seconds. Repeat process of resting and whisking 2 more times until mixture is thick, smooth and shiny. *
*Yes, it’s painstaking but don’t skip this step!
Using rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture until just combined, about 1 minute. Stir in rolled oats, coconut, dried cranberries and macadamia nuts, giving dough final stir to ensure no flour pockets remain.
Bake cookies 1 tray at a time until cookies are golden brown and still puffy, and edges have begun to set but centers are still soft, 10-14 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through baking. Transfer baking sheet to wire rack; cool cookies completely before serving.
Sleep with them under your pillow on Christmas Eve and dream of your one true love.

GIVEAWAY
 
I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS LOVELY AND
YUMMY BOOK FOR ME TO GIVE AWAY
TO ONE OF MY LUCKY READERS
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE 
TO COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:
 
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB AND WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO WIN THIS ONE

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A FAVORITE HOLIDAY COOKIE THAT YOU LOVE... TO EAT OR BAKE, OR BOTH
 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT 
6 PM, EST, JUNE 22
GOOD LUCK!

47 comments:

Karen B said...

Christmas, cookies and Lori Wilde - what's not to love! A book on my wish list that's calling my name.

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Karen B said...

Favorite Christmas cookie is a Peanutbutter Date Ball dipped in chocolate.

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debbie said...

I like the idea of the teen trying to stop the wedding, only to meet up with the same man as an adult. The cookie recipe looks good,too.
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debbie said...

I like spicy gingerbread cookies.
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Carol N Wong said...

I like the book has "colorful characters" and it is set in Texas. Seems like comfy book to read when it is raining outside.

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Carol N Wong said...

I love oatmeal raisin cookies but for Christmas, it is Gingerbread men.


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snow said...

This looks like a perfect holiday read and I love the recipe. I may try that one today, thanks!

snow said...

I'm a sugar cookie fan!

Tore said...

I love the sounds of this book. I love romance and mystery. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

bloggingmom said...

I love books about cooking, I love books about Christmas, I would surely love this book. garczynski (at) aol (dot) com

bloggingmom said...

My favorite Christmas cookie to eat and bake is gingerbread cookies. garczynski (at) aol (dot) com

rubynreba said...

I really enjoy holiday books and the cookies are an added bonus!
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rubynreba said...

I love Spritz cookies. They are made with a cookie spritz and are so yummy!
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Sue Farrell said...

I enjoy "the ugly duckling grows up" ramances---so I think I would like this one---and any good recipes would be a plus.
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Sue Farrell said...

My favorite Christmas cookie is Russian tea cakes.
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lag123 said...

I love books with colorful characters and this sounds like a good one.

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lag123 said...

I love decorated sugar cookies

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Linda Kish said...

First love revisited. You know this is going to be good.

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Linda Kish said...

Not really a holiday cookie but since you can only get persimmons in winter I guess it classifies... persimmon cookies.

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Steve Capell said...

Christmas in June ... I will take Christmas any month of the year -- what about you? Absolutely my favorite holiday. This book sounds like a delicious read in more ways than one. I also love the cover this book. I have one final question -- how could anyone keep from eating the cookies that are under your pillow? LOL I'm afraid I would wake up the next morning with only crumbs. LOL GREAT review so I'm dropping my name into your contest.

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holdenj said...

I love the idea of that kismet cookie. How cute!
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holdenj said...

I love to make spritz cookies at Christmas. A bit time consuming, but the remind me of my grandma.
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Pamela Keener said...

This sounds like a bittersweet story but one I would love to read.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

I love to make my mother's Christmas cut out cookie recipe she called the cookies Apiece
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bloomerbear said...

Would love to read this because I love books that have recipes and a story ...but this sounds good


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thanks bunches

bloomerbear said...

My favorite cookie by far is the Peanut Butter Blossoms with the Hershey Kiss in it

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thanks bunches

scottsgal said...

sounds like such a feel good holiday story
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scottsgal said...

I love potato chip cookies yummm
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mamabunny13 said...

I love the recipe and the title of the book.
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One of my favorite Holiday cookie is the sugar cookie because it's easy to decorate and it tastes good too.
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Kaye said...

i loves me some cookies! Especially sugar cookies, ginger cookies, hermits, oatmeal . . oh what the hey, I love 'em all.

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Jolee said...

first loves, Christmas AND cookies?!?! What's not to love about this book? :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

I make this butter cookie with jam that's so yummy....and Easy too! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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