Hanukkah Day Seven: Book Buying is Fun!

The madness continues! Today's Hanukkah gift is another $100 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice! That ought to buy enough books to last you about a week, right? Maybe 10 days? 

Just leave a comment with a link or recipe for your favorite snack to eat while you're reading.

My favorite cookie: Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, one of the “Best of” from Martha Stewart Living Magazine. A bit more labor intensive than other cookie recipes, but I make them every year as a gift for Hubby, at his request. They are amazing with milk or tea, and a book to read. I cannot wait to find out your favorite snack while reading! Share share!

All the delicious disclaimers apply. I am not being compensated for this giveaway. Void where prohibited, and must be over 18 eating bonbons to win. Animal print pants are always out of control. Substantial penalty for early withdrawal. Any similarity to actual opinions, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas and Happy Week Before New Year's! Let's snack!

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  1. 1
    LauraElle says:

    Here’s my favorite snack: http://www.100daysofrealfood.c…

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    Janice Gable Bashman says:

    I love frozen mint chocolate girl scout cookies – http://www.girlscoutcookies.or…

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    2lkr Lists says:

    If I need to snack while reading, that tells me the book isn’t holding my interest!

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    Elise Hepner says:

    Mine doesn’t really involve a recipe, or, at least, I don’t make them myself. I love eating really crunchy, thick Amish potato chips while I read my Nook. The kind that makes everyone else flinch because of the crunch. I suppose I could make them myself fairly easily but I’ve never tried. *ponders*

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    Rachel Alley says:

    Mine has to be snickerdoodles—http://www.foodnetwork.com/rec…

    My hubby loves it when I make them

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    TanyaD says:

    Favorite snack to eat while reading . . . Hmm, don’t really have one.  I usually get so engrossed in the book I may skip lunch.  But a can of Pringles will do if I must have a snack.

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    December says:

    I love popcorn.  I do it stovetop, and melt a 1/2 stick of butter to drizzle of the top with salt. 
    I need lots of napkins when I read and eat though.  Don’t want to leave gooey fingerprints on the pages.

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    Lisa J says:

    This is a recipe from a small town grade school and the cookies are the best!

    Sugar Cookies

    1 cup Powdered Sugar
    1 cup White Sugar
    1 cup Butter
    1 cup Oil
    2 Eggs
    1 teaspoon Vanilla
    4 cups plus 4 heaping tablespoons Flour
    1 teaspoon Salt
    1 teaspoon Soda
    1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

    Cream together sugar, butter, and oil.  Add remaining ingredients.

    Roll dough into small balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Press down on dough ball with glass dipped in sugar.

    Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

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    Morgan Malone says:

    My favorite snack while reading must go with tea or wine so it has to be chocolate! Nothing is better than a nice glass of red or a hot cup of Earl Grey and Lindt truffles, especially while reading romance! A cliche, I know, but it is true.

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    L417 says:

    Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Not too picky on recipes – Toll House, Girardhelli, Trader Joe’s, your grandma’s, or even the oatmeal-choc-chip recipe my friend uses from AllRecipe. All are wonderful. Just so long as they are fresh, warm, and gooey, I’m happy.

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    Lily says:

    Broccoli cheese dip. Super easy.

    1 package of frozen chopped broccoli
    8oz cream cheese
    8oz sour cream
    1pkg shredded cheese
    1pkg Italian dressing mix

    Mix together, cook on 375 for 45min-1hr. Sprinkle a bit more cheese on top about 10min before it’s done, if you like.

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    Emily says:

    My fave is a Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel. I usually order through Gertrude Hawk school fundraisers for my kids. Lands End also had some this year but neither company has them available retail online right now. So, here’s a link to a brand on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Marinis-… Combined with a good book, they make a perfect little indulgence for me.

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    Diane Mc. says:

    I usually don’t snack while reading since it will leave finger prints on screen.

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    Jennifer says:

    These are the flippin’ bomb. One time I made these, I devoured a whole plate of them. Hey it’s cucumber – negative calories, right?

    Cucumber Feta Toasts
    Instead of the bread, I used bagel chips or pita chips to make them a one bite snack.


    My other go to is chocolate, specifically mini Reeses cups. There’s not much of a recipe other than:
    1.) Open bag
    2.) Unwrap
    3.) Savor and enjoy.
    4.) Die of shame because you’ve eaten a ton of them without even noticing.

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    Jenyfer says:

    I don’t think there is a recipe for red wine :)

    Here’s a link for my most favorite gluten free crackers which I eat because I love them, not because I have gluten problems. They are even better with cheese ball spread : http://www.crunchmaster.com/pp…

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    Riwally says:

    If I’m going to eat while reading, it’s microwave popcorn on which I pour half a stick of real butter.  Nothing like the carbs and fat along with a good book…maybe tonite (heavy sigh).

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    Julie says:

    Wow! Awesome giveaway. Thanks!! My favorite snack is tea (Irish Breakfast o Vanilla Caramel Truffle) and cookies. Have you tried Andes Creme de Menthe cookies yet? I saw them in the store this weekend. They’re delicious. I’m hoping they aren’t for a limited time because of the holidays!

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    Karen H says:

    Unfortunately for my wasteline, potatoes of any kind are my downfall.  I snack on potato chips when I read, and when I can do   it with dip, this is one of my favorites: http://www.foodnetwork.com/rec…

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    Terry Odell says:

    My favorite snack is chocolate, preferably dark and decadent. Dove, Godiva, Lindt. Right now I’m working on a manuscript where the heroine is opening a chocolate shop, and I’m “testing” her recipes, but they’re not published anywhere yet.

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    Erica Hassler says:

    M&M’s or popcorn are great snack reading food!

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    Jennifer Phyfe says:

    I make my own variation of Chex mix that almost no one else likes (also known as a “hyptertensive’s suicide in a snackbowl”) .

    Melt 1/2 stick butter. Add gobs of garlic powder and seasoned salt. Pour in worcestershire and soy sauce in nearly equal quantities until it tastes good.  Dump that shit all over a mix of wheat and corn Chex (or store knockoffs) cereals. Heat in microwave in 2 minute increments stirring between each heating until it’s no longer soggy.  Drain on paper towels and eat by the handful.

    I will take the substantial penalty for early withdrawal over the addition of a child from the alternative.

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    Carol says:

    Monster cookies! Love them.


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    Carla63 says:

    Huh hmmm- id have to say Lays potato chips.

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    Michelle says:

    My favorite snack is microwave caramel corn – it’s so good!  I got the recipe at a Tupperware party about 15 years ago.  You microwave the caramel mix, and pour it over the popcorn in a brown paper bag – I always shake out my brown paper bag to make sure there are no gross stuff or spiders – the caramel popcorn is really tasty.

    Here’s a recipe that is almost exactly the same as the Tupperware one I use:


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    Katie Dancer says:

    My favorite?  It’s so bad that I can’t have it often but I like Cheetos Puffs (not Crunchy – yuck!) and a cold bottle of Cream Soda.

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    Laura Broussard says:

    My favorite holiday cookie was my Uncle Don’s prizzles.  He made them every year in licorice and orange.  The orange ones were the ones I liked.  After he passed away I tried to make them using my Mom’s prizzle maker (it looks a little bit like a waffle maker) but I couldn’t make them like he did so I haven’t tried since.  I’ve seen them in stores and they always make me think of him.


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    Fadeaway_213 says:

    Hershey double chip brownies! They’re deliciously awesome!


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    ms bookjunkie says:

    I try not to snack while I’m reading… Okay, that’s something of a lie. I read through every single solo meal I eat, but I don’t really snack as I gave up junk food for 2011 and preparing a healthy snack is work. *eyeroll* But frozen grapes are good in the summer, and I like sipping white tea in the winter. (Or hot blackcurrant juice if I’m feeling like I need to ward of a flu.)

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    TheDuchess says:

    I’m a potato chips kinda girl. That’s my one major food indulgence other than chocolate.

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