Good morning! It is a cold, blistery day over here in Wisconsin. After letting Coby in this morning from relieving himself, I just had to put his this on him. He looked so cold, and this fleece is just so darn cute on him!
Don’t be fooled by the look on his face. He actually does like it (I think). This picture was taken the first time I put it on him, and I’m sure he was still trying to figure out why there was a piece of fabric attached to his back. He is used to it now, and he is currently chilling in his fleece, contentedly chewing on his bone. He is in doggy bliss.
Just seeing him in the Christmas plaid, gives me some Christmas spirit. I have been struggling with staying in a good mood lately due to my lack of mobility, but there are some things I am still able to do this Christmas. One of those things was an the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! For those of who you are unfamiliar with the event, it is an online cookie exchange hosted by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen. Here is the description from the website.
The GREAT FOOD BLOGGER COOKIE SWAP brings together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious. The premise is this: sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other bloggers. Eat them all yourself (or, you know, share. If you want. No judgement either way.) Post your cookie recipe on your blog. See everyone else’s cookie recipes. Salivate. Get lots of great ideas for next year’s cookie swap. Rinse and repeat.
The cost was $4 to join, and all of the proceeds went to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. Not only are you participating in the fun of a Christmas cookie exchange, but you are contributing to a great cause! Also, you can specify your dietary needs, and you will be matched with bloggers with similar dietary restrictions (i.e. gluten free, dairy free, vegan).
I received 2 tins in the mail last week of my cookies. One was a package of chocolate peppermint snowballs, and the other was a double-chocolate cookie. They were both delicious.
I decided to get creative and came up with this gluten free cookie recipe, filled with two of my favorite things: chocolate and cinnamon. I have always been a fan of simple, easy to make Christmas cookies, and these fall right into that category! Even as a kid my favorite Christmas cookies were the easiest ones to make. Haystacks and meringue cookies were at the top of the list!
For your convenience and just because I could not help play with the new Christmas features on PicMonkey, I created a print-out for you!
These were such an easy cookie to make. For the gluten free flour, I used Bob’s Red Mill’s all-purpose GF flour. It is by far the best mix I have found.
To save the recipe, click on the Pin It button at the end of the post, or you can also check these out on my Pinterest board. Hope you enjoy!
P.S. 14 days till Christmas!
Question: What charities are you giving towards this Christmas?