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Friday, July 13, 2012

Lissa Matthews, truffles, a hot new book, and a contest!

Cookie Butter Truffles

There's a new addiction in my house. And it's not my addiction, surprisingly enough. No, this addiction belongs to the other members of my family.

Cookie Butter. Yep. See, the label even says Cookie Butter. I mean, who knew, right? However, it is all the rage in food blogger circles.
Are you asking yourself what Cookie Butter is, exactly? Well, if not, you should be. It's cookies. Ground ginger cookies. There's a little oil, but it's ground ginger cookies. And it tastes like gingersnap cookie dough. It really is fabulous.

Being that it's all the rage, someone came up with a recipe for Cookie Butter Truffles. What could be better, but I'm warning you... Have a glass of milk handy. These things could turn anyone who claims not to have a sweet tooth, like Graham in Melting Jane, into a sweets lover.

Spiced Cookie Butter Truffles
Yield: Makes ~30 truffles


3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

1 cup Speculoos Cookie Butter or Biscoff Spread

2/3 cup finely ground gingersnap crumbs (~11 cookies)

4 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate finely chopped

Cooking Directions:

Beat butter and cookie butter with an electric mixer on high speed until light and creamy

Add cookie crumbs and combine on high speed until thoroughly mixed

Refrigerate mixture for at least two hours

Scoop mixture by the teaspoon and roll each scoop into the ball; keep dough in refrigerator while scooping individual truffles

Once all balls are rolled, place them back in refrigerator or freezer

Melt chocolate; place chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and place in microwave for thirty second increments stirring in-between until chocolate is melted and smooth

Drizzle melted chocolate over chilled balls and freeze until ready to serve

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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 copy of Melting Jane to one commentor who answer the question... 

What is the most unique food you've ever tried instead?

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: 

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...


  1. Ooooh I have cookie butter in my cupboard! It's been a very common thing to put on bread here for several years. I love it!!!!

    The most unique food I've ever had is frog legs. Still not sure what I think of it. It tasted like chicken but the idea of eating frog....Don't think I'll ever do it again :)

  2. I've had fried rattlesnake before. I've also had alligator but it was really tough.

    geishasmom73 at yahoo dot com

  3. Unlike StacieD above, I've had alligator and it was quite good. I've also had poi and I think that is an acquired taste because I didn't like it at all.
    Thanks for the post and recipe.
    This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Congrats on the new release.


  4. Anotheer great recipe, Lissa. Makes me antsy to get my oven fixed...

    As for unique foods, that would be antelope and frou gras (though not together, lol).

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  5. These sound soooo Yummy!! I tried Rattlesnake and alligator when I was in New Orleans and loved it.

  6. Hmm...I did have a horseshoe a few weeks ago in Springfield, IL. It's kind of a Springfield thing...toast with meat on top..then its covered with french fries and three cheeses. Nothing too exotic and terribly fattening, but oh my gosh, it was SOOO good!

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  7. I guess the most unique foods I tried were when I was really young, things like frog legs, rabbit, deer. After I was old enough to know what they really are, I won't even try them again.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  8. The most exotic thing I've eaten has to be kimchi sp? It was cabbage fermented with ginger, garlic,etc...it was really good and I was suprised how much I liked it.

  9. Exotic, depends on what's normal. But squirrel, rabbit, turtle, frog legs, rocky mountain oysters. Everthing but the rocky mountain oysters tastes like chicken.....

    Janet B
    jkbsfsd at msn dot com

  10. The most exotic thing I've tried has been duck, which I didn't really like:)