Wednesday, December 17, 2008

the BEST gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

this recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies is amazing. they are the best ones I have ever had in my gluten-free existence! I promise. just be sure to follow the instructions really well. mine only needed 8 minutes in the oven and then I let them cool for 5 minutes and then transferred them to a rack. be sure that you let them cool for a good 5 minutes. they are g-f and WILL FALL APART. but I was very patient and these cookies hold together better than any g-f cookie I've ever had :)

here is the post as well (courtesy of


* 3/4 cup of softened butter
* 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 2 1/4 cups of gluten-free baking flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup chocolate chips
* 3/4 cup of crushed pecans ***(I only used a little less than a handful)***

Pre-heat oven to 375°F.

Grease baking sheet.

In a medium sized bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and stir until blended.

Slowly add the gluten-free flour ***(I used a mixture of Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Flour and Rice Flour that I buy in the Asian foods section-it is certified gluten-free)***, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop teaspoon sized cookies onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 8 minutes or until slightly brown and not wet.

Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before taking them off the sheet.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

knitting patterns

I compiled a list of all the free knitting patterns that I've posted so far. Also, there is a new little box on the sidebar with each link.

georgia peach
lemon and lime
lulu banana
mr. pear
mrs. saucy apple/sour apple

Thanks for loving my patterns so much! I really love seeing people make my little fruits and post a link to the pattern. So please keep knitting and make sure that you use the patterns only to make and share, please do not make little fruities for profit.
Thank you so much for spreading the fruity love
♥ Alex