Name Change!!

Hi! I have decided to change the name to A Fingerful of Frosting! I will leave this post up for a couple of days so others can know that I’m changing the name.

😉 Genna

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The Twelve days of Christmas: Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Hi! Sorry that I’m posting this so late at night, but I didn’t have a picture. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is bittersweet(so not too sweet), chocolate-y, and creamy.

Now I’m going  to do the song: On the fifth day on Christmas my true love gave to me… Chocolate frosting, 1 1/2 dozen chocolate cookies, garbanzo bean salad, two chocolate cakes, and gingerbread cookies!

2 sticks butter, softened

2/3 cup coconut sugar

1/3 cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla

First, cream the butter. Then add in the sugar and vanilla. Now the cocoa powder.  Make sure it’s whipped very well, so you don’t get little cocoa balls or butter chunks.

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Doesn’t it look pretty?

😉 Genna

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Chocolate cookies 2

Hi! I posted a recipe for chocolate cookies before, but they are paleo and use coconut flour, so I decided to make them again, only using rice flour, and changing a few other things.

Chocolate cookies are fudge-y, rich, and

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… 1 1/2 dozen chocolate cookies, garbanzo bean salad, two chocolate cakes, and gingerbread cookies!

1/3 cup butter

2/3 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1/2 cup white rice flour

1/2 cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 Tbs water

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add in the vanilla and eggs. Now add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well.

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Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet and repeat until you have 5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

😉 Genna

The twelve days of Christmas: Garbanzo Bean Salad

Hi! So sorry this is a day late! This salad is very good. We had it as a side dish for my sister’s birthday, and everyone loved it. Garbanzo Bean Salad is refreshing, salty (in a good way), and flavorful. You can find the original recipe HERE

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Garbanzo bean salad, two chocolate cakes, and gingerbread cookies!

2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained

2 cucumbers, halved lengthwise and sliced

12 cherry tomatoes, quartered

Half a medium red onion, chopped

1 (6 ounce) jar of Kalamata olives

2 1/2 ounces diced Machengo sheep cheese

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and chill for two hours.

That’s it!

bean salad

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Hershey’s Disappearing Cake or Chocolate Chip Muffins

That’s a long title! I found this recipe in my great-grandma’s old recipes. I have a lot more, but I’ve never tried making them gluten free. Here’s day two!

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me… two 8-inch Hershey’s Disappearing Cakes and two dozen Gingerbread cookies!

Hershey’s Disappearing Cake or Chocolate Chip Muffins are sweet, chocolate-y(You get what that means, right?) and perfect for dessert or breakfast. If you would like to make muffins, follow the muffin instructions below the recipe before pouring the batter in to the muffin cups.

Hershey’s Disappearing Cake:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 3/4 cups coconut sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3 eggs

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 3/4 cups white rice flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1 1/4 cups water(I know it sounds like a lot of water, but I use that amount every time and it always comes out great)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two 8-inch cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper.

Cream the first three ingredients together until fully combined. It should look a little bit like wet sand. Add in the eggs. Next combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture alternately in to the egg mixture with the water. When you have a nice chocolate batter, pour half into each cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.

To make muffins:

Simply add in 1 cup of mini chocolate chips and bake in a muffin pan regular sized muffin cups.

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Doesn’t it look delicious?

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingerbread Cookies

My wonderful sister had the idea to do this. The Twelve Days of Christmas. Each day leading up to January sixth, I will do a post. So now, I’m going to start.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me.. Two dozen gingerbread cookies!

To describe to cookies I will use three words: Spice-y, seasonal, and deliciously soft. That’s four words, but these are seriously delicious.

Gingerbread Cookies:

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup coconut sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

2 1/4 quarter cups white rice flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves

1/8 tsp salt

coconut sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 350 F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium-sized bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add in the egg and molasses. It’s okay if it’s slightly lumpy.

In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. You may have to use your hands.

Pour the coconut sugar into a small bowl. take about a tablespoon of dough, and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball of dough in to sugar until it’s coated with sugar. Place it on the cookie sheet. Do this again and again until you have 8 balls of dough on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Hope you enjoy! Merry Christmas!

😉 Genna

Winter Challenge: Last Day

Today is the last day of the Winter Challenge for me :(. This was really fun! I never even thought about why I like hot cocoa until now. Did you do this? I think the best bit was posting pics of my dog.

Here are my answers from the last week and a half.

In the winter I like to watch my sister cut up squid. I know that’s weird, but I  really do. Last year she found a baby octopus in with our squid! She named it Doc Ock, and apparently he was delicious. After my sister finished cutting up the squid my dad fried it. It was good. 

  1. Because it has chocolate in it
  2. I get to put marshmallows in it!!!
  3. It doesn’t take very long to make
  4. Because when I’m freezing, hot cocoa makes it better
  5. It’s great for cold days when all you want to do is curl up on the couch with a blanket and watch Christmas special cartoons

Day 6:

My Snowman

Snowman

Day 7:

My winter button!

Winter Blog Button

 

Day 9:
And my snowman, the one that I designed.
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This was awesome!!! There’s still time to do this! https://cuddlycrittersblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/winter-challenge/
I might not be posting for a while on this blog because I just started a new one.
😉 Genna