Friday, November 11, 2011

Apple Cinnamon & Walnut Cookies, Love at First Bite, The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

Apple Cinnamon and Walnut Cookies


½ cup shortening

1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar

1 egg

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup chopped California walnuts

1 cup apples – peeled, cored and finely diced

1 cup raisins

¼ cup milk

1 ½ cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon butter

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ½ tablespoons half-and-half cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Beat shortening and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and blend thoroughly.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  4. Stir half the dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir walnuts, apples, and raisins, then stir in remaining half of dry ingredients and milk. Mix well.
  5. Drop from tablespoon 1 ½ inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in the preheated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minuets. Remove cookies from oven, place on racks to cool slightly, and while still warm, spread with glaze.
  6. To make glaze: Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and enough cream to make glaze of spreading consistency. Beat until smooth. Spread on warm cookies.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Critics Comments on Love At First Bite, The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

“What’s the best way to get into the holiday mood (we’re talking about the Twilight holiday, of course)? By whipping up a vamp-inspired meal courtesy of Gina Meyers’ Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook. Not only does the book have recipes for werewolf chow, full moon pancakes, and salad a la Cullen, but it also contains Twilight trivia and memorable food-quotes that’ll have you saying “Chow, Bella!”-Teen Vogue

“Now fans can sink their fangs into a whole new set of flavorful offerings inspired by the fictional residents of Forks, Washington.”-WCF Courier

“Don’t suck at cooking: Cookbook gives taste of Twilight.”-Daily Herald

“Pick up those knives and forks! Author Gina Meyers is tempting home cooks to sink their teeth into recipes inspired by the popular “Twilight” movies.” – NWI Times

“With her book, Love At First Bite, The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook, author Gina Meyers combined her fascination with the series and her love of cooking to offer fans recipes, party planning ideas and trivia.” -Rocky Mount Telegram

Love At First Bite, It’s a book that cooks and one Twilight fans can sink their teeth into.”-The Macomb Daily