Friday, March 8, 2013

Just Desserts Blog Hop

Welcome to SCP's Just Desserts Blog Hop!
I am excited to share with you my grandmother's (a.k.a. Cookie Grandma) Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. She was infamous for her cooking and baking talents, and it wasn't uncommon for her to make dozens of cookies, package them up and ship them off to her grandchildren.
Sadly, we lost her several years ago and the untimely departure left a surreal void in our lives. We'll always have the memories of Sunday family dinners where she was only too happy to share incredible stories of her Russian heritage, along with her recipes and cooking tips, and every time we re-create one of her dishes, she continues to live on in our hearts.
Fortunately, she had the foresight to include this recipe in the last batch of cookies she made for her great-granddaughter and partner in crime, and it's our honor to share it with you today ...
Cookie Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 stick of butter – softened
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped pecans*
Preheat over to 375 degrees
In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
In another bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, then add to wet ingredients and mix well.
Fold in chocolate chips and pecans*.
Using a spoon, drop cookie dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (in whatever size you prefer), being sure to leave cookies 2 inches apart.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes until firm and lightly golden. Makes about 4 dozen two-inch cookies.
*The beauty of these cookies is the room for creativity. Don’t like pecans? Use walnuts. Don't like nuts? Add another ½ cup of chocolate chips for a super-chocolaty cookie. Sometimes she would press a Hershey’s Kiss on top or a handful of M&M’s … have fun!

I know there are many of blogs to visit, so I won't keep you long. I'm happy you stopped by and if you'd like a chance to win a PDF copy of my e-book, Skin Deep, an erotic contemporary novella, as well as a $25.00 Visa Gift Card to purchase the ingredients you'll need to make any of our author's delicious desserts, all you need to do is leave a comment!

The contest will run through Sunday, March 10th. Winner will be announced and notified by Monday evening. Be sure to leave your e-mail address at the end of your comment so I can contact you if you're a winner! Winner will be chosen by!

Be sure to visit all of the authors participating in the

Here's a peek at Skin Deep ...

Emily Monroe, a statuesque high school English teacher, is convinced that getting a tattoo to cover the remnants of her brush with Morphea is the only option left to open the door to self-acceptance, allowing her to finally move on with her life after the devastating diagnosis left more than physical scars in its wake.

Rick Sutton, owner of Skin Deep, a successful tattoo shop, has his own cross to bear. Crippling guilt and the specter of unrequited justice overshadow every aspect of his life, trapping him within the haunted corridors of his heart and soul; until the day Emily walks into his shop.

Instantly, he recognizes a kindred spirit in Emily and a tenuous bond is formed. When this intimidating man offers her a glimpse into his passionate side, she is moved by what she sees and takes a leap of faith. Together they traverse the physical and emotional journey of freeing themselves of their perceived flaws, an erotic undertaking that proves to them beauty is only Skin Deep.

If you have a moment to watch the trailer for Skin Deep …
Want to read an excerpt or two … I have one Sweet and one Sexy!
Thank you again for stopping by and be sure to tell your friends about Secret Cravings Publishing Just Desserts Blog Hop!

XOXO Layla Hunter XOXO


  1. I think recipes that are handed down within the family are the best. They keep the person alive for us in other ways than just in our memories. Yummy! The book also sounds wonderful!!

  2. I love chocolate chip cookies! These sound delicious!

  3. Mmm....cookies! I hope to one day be the cookie grandma...for now I'll be happy with being the 'occasional' cookie mama. ;) The recipe looks really good, I'll have to try it!

  4. Homemade chocolate chip cookies are the BEST! And Skin Deep sounds wonderful!

  5. I love that with a great cookie recipe, you can make so many different cookies all by what you add! :) Yummy!

  6. Love the header to your blog. It's just beautiful. Sorry for the loss and I miss mine, too.

    )))Corset Hug(((

  7. Thank you for all the great comments!

  8. YUM!!

    Love your website. So pretty

  9. Oh my, what a yum recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites cookies.

  11. Loving all the sweet treats

  12. Thanks for sharing your grandmother's special recipe. The cookies look delicious.

  13. Thank you for the cookie recipe, chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! Thank you also for the great giveaway!

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

  14. Grandma's always cooked the best stuff didn't they, thanks for sharing that recipe!


  15. Thanks for sharing your Grandmother's cookie recipe with us, they sound and look delicious. Skin Deep sounds like a great story. cgibbs3471(at)aol(dot)com

  16. Family recipes are always the best!

  17. Yum! Those sound tasty and the book sounds really good too :)


  18. Since I don't work outside the home anymore, I devote much of my time to keeping the house nice and providing for the man who provides for me. I often don't feel my job complete unless there are cookies in the jar. I'll have to make this recipe next!

  19. You can NEVER go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  20. I love the addition of the cocoa--chocolate chip cookies seem so sweet to me lately, and the cocoa would be the perfect counterpoint!


  21. Thanks for sharing your recipe :)


  22. And the winner is Elizabth / Book Attict! I'll send you an e-mail shortly!

    I'd like to extend a sincere thank you to all those who stopped by and left comments. I wish you ALL could be winners!