Sunday, May 17, 2015

Gluten Free Cookies (From Scratch)

I'm excited to say that I have found/edited the most amazing recipe for homemade GLUTEN FREE chocolate chip cookies, using a rice flour blend!

After the first taste test my hubby was THRILLED to say the least. He'd been used to...boxed gluten free cookies! But the warm--gooeyness of fresh baked just couldn't be beat!

*Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies*

-Wet Ingredients-
1/3 c. softened butter
1 lg. egg
1 tsp. vanilla

-Dry Ingredients-
1 c. & 1 tbsp. Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend (with Xanthan Gum in the mix)
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cornstarch (it works, I promise)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. chocolate chips (or a mix of what you enjoy)

In a medium mixing bowl (with a lid is best) combine flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt.
In a separate bowl cream butter and sugars until light in color and slightly fluffy. Add vanilla and egg. Mix well. Slowly combine flour mixture until the dough begins to separate from the bowl. Fold in chocolate chips and place back in mixing bowl with lid. Place in the fridge for at least an hour or scoop into cookie size balls and freeze for later use.

After dough has chilled, remove from fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a non-stick mat on a cookie sheet bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is slightly gooey. Allow to cool before removing from cookie sheet.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Happy 1st of February

I'll begin by saying that I am very excited about sending out this giveaway and I hope the winner might make something wonderful and send a few pics my way! I'd love to share what you create!!
Next I want to say thank you to everyone for entering the giveaway and also for your support to my blog. I know that I don't have a hundred followers but I truly appreciate each and every one that I do have. I love being able to create to share and I hope to keep dishing out the fun and giveaways!

--check out my lovely little assistant choosing the winner--


Brittney Jenson!
Please email me the shipping address within the next 48 hours!
thecedarseasons @ gmail . com
Thanks for stopping by!
Check back soon for more giveaways & fun ideas!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

will you be mine?

In need of a store bought valentine this year?
Ghirardelli- Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Squares
Chex Muddy Buddies Single Packs-Great for a classroom giveaway or for those special little ones.
Ferrara- Milk Chocolate Strawberry (Like the orange one sold at Christmas Time)
Jolly Rancher-Sour gummy hearts!
There are so many choices, but I just really like strawberries and chocolate!
*Romantic Touches*
Want to set the mood? Use a strand of colored or white Christmas lights, add a few ping pong balls and hang around the bed posts.  Add an extra special touch with a sharpie, placing hearts and words of romance on the ping pong balls before adding to the strand of lights.
Still haven't entered the giveaway?
Why not? It's 100% FREE!
This prize pack includes: Heart shaped silicone cupcake liners, Wilton lilac & pink icing, pink and white/green and white/purple and white bakers twine, a heart shaped sucker mold, red & pink sanding sugar, candy cane striped cupcake picks, valentine treat box double pack and heart shaped cookie cutters!

*How to Enter*
1. Join The Cedar Seasons, by following--top right.
2. Leave a comment below(or on any post with the giveaway picture above)  before 12:00 pm EST on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
3. Check back on Sunday, February 1, 2015 to see if you're the lucky winner.
***Please check my giveaway tab to review the rules before entering***
Good Luck!
Thanks for stopping by!