Tuesday, December 16, 2014
GLUTEN FREE BROWNIE PEPPERMINT BARK COOKIES

GLUTEN FREE BROWNIE PEPPERMINT BARK COOKIES

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Brownies are delicious. Cookies are delicious. Brownie-cookies are.. dangerous. I don't make baked goods that often because it's just too darn difficult to stop eating them once I start. I mean, I ate like six of these when I made them, and ate the edges off of some of the others. Then there was that moment of weakness at breakfast the next morning. They're good! I have made these completely from scratch in the past, but, we don't always have the time to scratch make cookies. With a little help from a gluten free brownie mix, you'll have moist, chewy, chocolately cookies with a hint of peppermint, in no time! Perfect for a Christmas party, or just you know, for yourself! 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED.
1 Box of gluten free brownie mix. I used the gluten free Betty Crocker mix.
3 tblsp of gluten free flour. 
2 eggs.
1/3 cup oil. I used Olive Oil.
7 Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares.

PREPARATION. 
Preheat oven to 350˚and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Chop or break by hand the peppermint bark squares and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl mix together the gluten free brownie mix and the 3 tblsp of gluten free flour. In a separate bowl beat the 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of oil together ( I just use a fork to beat them ), and fold into brownie mix until a moderately thick dough forms. Fold in peppermint bark pieces, or hold back to just sprinkle on top for a more subtle peppermint flavor. 

Drop generous round spoonfuls on baking sheet and bake for 10-11 minutes. ( I use two soup spoons for this because the size is just right if you want large cookies, and the second spoon keeps my hands from getting messy). If you held the peppermint bark back, sprinkle on top of the cookie dough before baking, as I did. Be careful not to over bake. Brownie-cookies can become super hard if over baked. Like the hard edges of true brownies in a pan. They only need about 10 minutes. 

Let the cookies cool and then share with your friends and family!
Happy eating, friends.


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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
WHAT I WORE | STAYING COZY WITH K.M. HUTTON

WHAT I WORE | STAYING COZY WITH K.M. HUTTON

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Staying Cozy with K.M. Hutton via Boone + Owl, cowl neck sweaters, knit boot cuffs, women's boot cuffs, knit cowl necks, christmas sales

Can you believe Christmas is in twenty-three days! It's terribly exciting, don't ya think? December is my favorite month. Drinking hot chocolate is mandatory, santa hats are acceptable, the smell of Christmas trees hangs in the air, and holiday tunes blast across the radio like nobody's business. It's magical. Don't forget that Christmas sweets have no calories. It's true. They just don't. 

Two highlights of the season are Night on the Town and The Running of the Trees. Every year Bay Street closes down to traffic and people gather to dance, eat, listen to music, laugh, take selfies, drink hot chocolate. It's grand fun. The Running of the Trees is a tradition bred out of mine and my fun loving father's minds. We go to the Christmas-tree lot, where the four story Frosty stands greeting all that pass by, and we literally run through the trees. We video ourselves doing this and harass various friends with it. Sounds.. odd. It's really not. A little tomfoolery never hurt nobody.

This Christmas I get to stay cozy with my cowl neck + boots cuffs from K.M. Hutton. I have wanted a paring like this for the past three Christmases. Somebody should have helped a girl out! I'm really in love with Kate's cuffs and scarf. They couldn't be more perfect and I'm shouting it from the rooftops. It's been really cold here lately ( YAY! ) and I'm wearing this pairing to keep warm all the time! You know me, I've never met a scarf of any kind that I didn't like. This cowl neck might beat them all. For some unexplainable reason it was cold in Florida over Thanksgiving. Cold. In Florida. Happily for me I got to wear my K.M. Hutton goodies for the feasting. Take a gander below at all of the coziness! 

CHRISTMAS TREATS. You may have seen some sneak peeks on Instagram of this post. I have been eagerly waiting to share this post with you guys. I get excited about pretty things, and like any girl, want to share them with my friends! Consider this your emoji filled text message. So here's your Christmas treat: Use coupon code SHOPCOZYJEN to receive 20% off your entire K.M. Hutton order! The code is good through December 10th. Kate has also extended the Christmas order deadline to Wednesday December 10th. So get your Christmas gift shopping on and make someone's holiday merry and bright!

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COWL NECK: C/O K.M. HUTTON  | BOOT CUFFS: C/O K.M. HUTTON  | DRESS: BCC  | BOOTS: BELK
Staying Cozy with K.M. Hutton via Boone + Owl, cowl neck sweaters, knit boot cuffs, women's boot cuffs, knit cowl necks, christmas sales
Staying Cozy with K.M. Hutton via Boone + Owl, cowl neck sweaters, knit boot cuffs, women's boot cuffs, knit cowl necks, christmas sales
Staying Cozy with K.M. Hutton via Boone + Owl, cowl neck sweaters, knit boot cuffs, women's boot cuffs, knit cowl necks, christmas sales
Staying Cozy with K.M. Hutton via Boone + Owl, cowl neck sweaters, knit boot cuffs, women's boot cuffs, knit cowl necks, christmas sales
Staying Cozy with K.M. Hutton via Boone + Owl, cowl neck sweaters, knit boot cuffs, women's boot cuffs, knit cowl necks, christmas sales

Staying Cozy with K.M. Hutton via Boone + Owl, cowl neck sweaters, knit boot cuffs, women's boot cuffs, knit cowl necks, christmas sales
Staying Cozy with K.M. Hutton via Boone + Owl, cowl neck sweaters, knit boot cuffs, women's boot cuffs, knit cowl necks, christmas sales




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Monday, December 1, 2014
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Monday, December 1, 2014
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