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on the 5th day of g-free christmas ...

okay before i get to today's treat, a little story w/ 1 more reason i love my husband.

tuesday night was our bible study christmas party. i already mentioned my airhead moment yesterday ... but there were lots and lots of laughs that night. wade and i missed last week so monday night we were informed that we needed to grab a couple of "dirty santa" gifts for tuesday night. the email gave a price limit of $10 so i assumed it was just a $10 gift exchange not gag gifts. and i assumed correctly. however - not everyone was so lucky? enter poor new(er) gal. after the first gift was opened ... you could see the horror on her face. "you mean we aren't doing gag gifts?" she then proclaimed "no one pick the container store bag". when it came wade's time to choose, you guessed it - he went straight for her bag. so we brought home one windup squeaking dolphin and ...

the cutest measuring cups EVER:


and who woulda thought these little lovelies would come in perfectly handy w/in the week. enter today's recipe + a "pinch" of salt.

day 5: {surprise} chocolate snowballs:

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter @ room temperature
2 1/3 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cup sorghum flour
3/4 cup tapioca flour
3/4 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup chopped pecans (optional but delicious)
powdered sugar
1 bag of hershey's kisses (unwrapped)

day 1:

1 // to prepare - sift together the sorghum flour, tapioca flour, brown rice flour, xanthan gum, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon and a "pinch" of salt (yay mini measuring cups) and set aside. melt the chocolate chips carefully over low heat and set aside.

2 // w/ your electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar @ medium speed until light and fluffy (approx 2 minutes). add the eggs mixing in between. add the vanilla, the melted chocolate and the milk. lower the mixer speed and add in the flour mixture. hand mix in the chopped pecans. cover and chill overnight.

day 2:

1 // to prepare  - preheat oven to 355ยบ. lightly grease 2 baking sheets w/ extra butter and set aside. place a little powdered sugar on a plate or a shallow bowl.

2 // shape dough into heaped teaspoon balls (approx 3/4"). flatten each ball and place a hersheys kiss on top. wrap the dough around the kiss and roll into a ball again. then roll the ball lightly in the powdered sugar.

3 // place powdered sugared balls on the cookie sheets 2" apart. bake approx 12 minutes until lightly browned. leave to cool.

... then enjoy! these have been my favorites so far!!! yum. and sorghum flour and dark chocolate are both high in antioxidants so i like to think i'm being "healthy". ha.


Ellen Mallernee Barnes said...

these look so yummy! here i am trying to quell my sweet tooth with an apple. you are not helping. :) xo

chrissy said...

do you mean to tell me that she picked up those adorable measuring spoons for less than ten dollars? how i wish there was a container store near me!


Blair Munday said...

actually they were her grandma's! she just recycled the container store bag.

Jen said...

We are gluten free too and these are going on our holiday baking list. Yummy!

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