Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thank You!

Last night I decided to baking Gluten Free Sugar Cookies! I just thought of Megan's 'You might be a food blogger if' posts. You might be a food blogger if you celebrate success by baking cookies and using new sprinkles you're really excited about!

What was I celebrating? Good question! I was celebrating THIS BLOG! Yesterday my blog hit 5,000 views! :) I was SO excited!! I knew I wanted to do something special, so I broke out the good stuff: Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Mix. MMMmmmmm I figured what better way to say Thank You to all of you for reading, than beautiful, edible, sparkly cookies?!

However, these are just any sprinkles. They are Sparkling Sugar by India Tree. I went into a grocery store yesterday called The Fresh Market. (I'm not going to link it, here's why:) They had NOTHING gluten free. (Other than the "duh's" like veggies) Their store was literally brimming with beautiful holiday goodies and NOT one was gluten free. Not one cookie, coffee cake, or fresh bread. Not even a premade muffin mix or pancake! So when I stumbled upon these beautiful sprinkles, I couldn't resist!

Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Mix is so good! If you haven't tried it, get some today! I have to add just a splash more liquid than it calls for, but other than that it's super simple! I also use real milk instead of rice milk. Because of my wonky stove, I bake the cookies at 325 for 10 minutes and check the bottom for browning. Once brown, I have to broil the tops for a bit. It's totally worth it!!

The White Christmas Tree is my Favorite!

But the Snowflakes are pretty too!Parrish Decorated this Gingerbread Man. He named him Leroy! So cute!

So Thank You so much to all of you! Just like these sugar cookies, having awesome readers like you makes me feel less alone in my gluten free life. I feel more like an adventurer, cooking not only for myself and my family, but for all of you too!


Sophie said...

Your cookies are so pretty! I love the sparkling sugar :). Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yay for gluten-free Thanksgivings! :)

Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

Ooooh - I love love love pretty sprinkles :) Your cookies look almost too pretty to eat! Congrats on your blog kicking some gluten-free booty :)

Meg said...

Yeah for the 5000 views! Your sugar cookies are awesome. So pretty! I need to do one of my "You know you are a food blogger when..." posts again soon. You definitely came up with a good one!

Leslie said...

Congrats on your 5,000 hits! That is wonderful!!
I love the Fresh Market..but that isnt right that they dont have GF products!
Your cookies look so very pretty. I love all of Indian Trees products!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

MoonGoddess said...

Happy 5,000!!! That is incredible & the cookies are amazing.

I'm so glad you have taken to this lifestyle with such grace. I know it was a hard thing to hear, but you are proof that we can change & love life. This blog is such an inspiration. I love seeing what you will come up with next & a bit ashamed that I don't try to make a few more things myself.

Here's to the next 5,000 views! Cheers! (imagine me holding up a glass of the ice tea liquor!)

Unknown said...

I was blown away by how delicious these cookies were. Even after a day of sitting, they were still soft and yummy!

Banjo said...

oh great find on the mix!! Will have to try it out... your cookies look adorable :)