The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Hi friends!

Happy middle of the week to you, I hope you are staying toasty warm and not too snowbound in some
parts of the US.  On the West coast it’s crazy to imagine as much snow as folks in New England
and surrounding areas have received! 

We’ve actually had a few sunny, dry days here and I have seen the first daffodils spring up here
and there.  That always gets me through the final tail end of the rainy season.
Which sometimes lasts until the beginning of JULY.

Because of all of the craziness of unpredictable February weather, I decided (I didn’t
think you would mind) that we could make cookies today.

My criteria for making cookies is as follows: It has to be one of the following days of the week, Sunday
through Saturday, they have to be easy, and they have to taste like more.

If the recipe meets all three strict criteria, this girl is making cookies. [Read more…]

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Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday next to Christmas
and I’ve had hearts on my brain this week as I’ve pulled out the Valentine decor.
 
I love that Valentine’s is all about chocolate and everything heart shaped.
Today I’ve put together some fun Valentine and heart shaped ideas from last week’s linky party for you.
And of course a little chocolate too. So many fun ideas!
 

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Inspiration Monday Party | Happy New Year + Features!!

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Inspiration Monday Party + Features for the New Year!!

Hoping you all are enjoying the wonderful holiday season that we’re in the middle of!
And, can you believe…just a few days left of 2014!?!
Let’s go out with a bang and have one heck of a party!
 
 
 
 
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this week at twelveOeight:

No matter where we are in our careers or creative pursuits,
we gotta keep rocking that hustle and never give up.   [Read more…]

Merry Christmas + some Chewy Molasses Gluten Free Cookies!

We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! 

Chewy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies twelveOeightblog.com #glutenfree #cookie #molasses #twelveOeightblog

 

 Good tidings of the gluten free sort are what I am sharing with you today.

This is my all-time hands-down favorite cookie on the entire planet.
It’s chewy, sweet, tastes like the best molasses cookie you ever set tastebuds on, and yep, it’s gluten free too!!

No matter where this finds you today, I want to wish you the merriest of Christmases and a wonderful New Year.

There would be no twelveOeight if it weren’t for you, and I couldn’t be more excited about the coming new year.
Full of DIY goodness, recipes, our January No Spend Challenge, and so much more.
From my heart to yours, thank you for reading, for your support, encouragement and ideas, you have blessed me
so abundantly in 2014.

I will have a few more things to share before the new year, and we will kick off the January No Spend Challenge
on December 31st so be watching for our first project (it’s pantry-licious!) [Read more…]

Gingerbread Mini Loaf Recipe

Gingerbread Recipe twelveOeightblog.com #gingerbread #baking #ChristmasBread #glutenfree #holidayrecipes #twelveOeightblog

Do you love gingerbread all year long?

Me too.

When the gingerbread spice lattes hit Starbucks, I just cannot get enough of them.
Well, ok the same goes for pumpkin too, but that’s a given.

One of my favorite ways to share the sweets and baked goodness of Christmas is to wrap a
mini loaf and deliver it to neighbors and friends, wishing them everything good and wonderful
for their holiday season.

Molasses is the star of this sweet and a little spicy gingerbread recipe.  And I found it (and made a few changes)
from the best source.  The Brer Rabbit site, which might I add is chock full of wonderful recipes.  I love to add
molasses to my BBQ sauce, so I have to remember molasses all year long can be wonderful!

Here is what I used to make these sweet little loaves, and how I packaged them.  

Each loaf wrapped in waxed paper, nestled in a little paper plate basket (see below) and tied with a pretty 

ribbon.  It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Simple, thoughtful & so pretty! [Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party | Holiday Party Features!!

Have the holiday crazies started at your house yet??
I love this time of year and try to enjoy every minute of it but trying to slow it down a bit
seems almost impossible!
We’re loving all the holiday fun and ideas being shared this month.
So many amazing ideas! We can’t wait to see what you share with us today!
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Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls twelveOeightblog.com #nobakedessert #ChristmasRecipes #CookieRecipes #PeanutButterRecipes #twelveOeightblog 

Do you have a peanut butter lover in your life (it might be you!)

We love peanut butter at our house too.

I will plop down with a jar of peanut butter and a spoon and peruse Pinterest and work on posts
while enjoying a few spoonfuls.  Ok maybe more than a few.

But I have to keep enough on hand for recipes too, like these super easy (NO BAKE) Chocolate
Peanut Butter Balls.

They are easy y’all.
And they are good.  

I have more Homemade Gifts Ideas and Recipes coming all month long, but so far I think these
are my favorite! Here is how I made these easy No Bake Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls: [Read more…]

Gifts In A Mason Jar: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

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Hi there!

Well, it’s almost Thanksgiving friends, and I know many of you will be cooking and stuffing, and very busy the next couple
days.  At our house the Christmas music will be playing, and Santa’s little workshop will be in high gear while Thursday’s
turkey is simmering in the slow cooker and will become our yearly Turkey Rice Soup.

With a bunch of leftovers to work on for days, I like to spend the weekend after Thanksgiving working on homemade gifts.
And drinking a lot of coffee.  And cocoa.
And hitting “play” again on my favorite Bing Crosby Christmas collection. [Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party | and Party Features from last week!

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday, we’re so happy you are joining us here today!
When you party with us, your links are seen on seven different blogs- but only have to link up to one!
 
With all this freezing weather, I hope you’ve been staying warm and toasty by the fire. 
If there is one good thing to say about the great Arctic Blast of 2014, it has definitely 
put me in the mood for the Holidays!
 
 
 
 
 
What we’ve been up to this week:
 
DIY Blog Ideas & Recipes twelveOeightblog.com #diyblog #recipeblog #howto #turkeyrecipe #freeprintable #Christmasdecor
 
 
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