|please note that my kayak (seen in blue) does NOT make a good sled...|
I've also done a few Pinterest things that I'll post now.
I've made this hat before but I just pinned the pattern this week. See my knitting board here.
This is kind of a cheat post since I haven't completed this hat yet, but I also have made these cookies 2 times. I was trying to find something for Shelley to do this week so we baked. Our first batch did not work and went in the trash. I tried to tweak the recipe and added half a teaspoon of peppermint to the batter (in theory, good. in real life, bad). So today we remade them how they're supposed to be made. They are flour-less and pretty chocolaty. They are like a brownie but flatter and less calories. This recipe makes 24 cookies so I did 12 regular and the other 12 I added half a crushed up candy cane which turned out a little minty and much better than using the extract.
The recipe was found on King Arthur Flour site here's the recipe:
- 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder- I did NOT use this FYI it's optional
- 1 cup cocoa powder, Dutch-process (European-style) preferred*
- 3 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
- *For darker, richer-looking cookies, substitute 1/4 cup black cocoa for 1/4 cup of the Dutch-process cocoa
Mix everything together in a bowl and bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes-- mine baked for about 12 min and were still a little soft which I like.
They are good, definitely a richer treat but moderation is good, or so I've been told ;).
Hope everyone is enjoying the snow, or whatever weather you happen to be experiencing, it doesn't snow here that often so when it does I love to hunker down and do my own thing, can you pick up what I'm throwing down? (Sorry wayyy too much Prison Break , I've been working on my street cred.)