Recipe Repeat: A year already?

by LCCotter on November 21, 2011

Oh man, where has time gone? I know I know, we all say that. But as I was organizing my recipes from my old site and transferring them here, I came across a blog post/recipe from almost a year ago. In that post I had mentioned my nieces holiday concert and a few goodies I made to go along with it. Like these!

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Sugar and Spice GF Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 10-15
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar (you can use brown sugar too)
  • stevia –1 tsp (add 2 if you want them extra sweet)
  • banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ARROWROOT flour
  • 1 cup all purpose GF flour (or flour of choice)
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour- I also used a lot on my hands and on parchment paper to roll the dough into balls then press with fork.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cinnamon and ground cloves (about 1/2 tsp of each)
  • powdered sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. mix applesauce, sugar, and banana together in bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. Stir remaining ingredients together and add. Mix well or use beater on low. Add a little more applesauce if it get to be too dry.
  3. Flour your counter and transfer dough. Make sure to cover your hands in flour as well in order to keep it from getting to gooey.
  4. Roll into 1-2 inch balls. Place them on a greased baking sheet and press down with fork. Bake in 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow a bit more baking time if rolled thicker.
  5. Once out of the oven and cooled. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon. This of course is optional but its WORTH IT!

Oh gosh, I remember that day like it was yesterday.  What a year! A tough year, but one that was filled “growth.” Growth in my relationship with my husband, growth in myself, and growth in just about every other area of my life. Oh those little growing pains, they sure do hurt and the time, but boy are they worth it!

So day 2 and day 3 of my Thankful board are all filled with pictures of growth. From seeing my nieces and nephews grow up this past year, to moments of growth opportunities.

Thank You God for GROWTH!

Thankful Board day 2 and day 3

walking back from tough race at Buffalo Springs 70.3, a heart full of emotion.

growth

My nieces and nephews, who I’ve seen GROW right in front of my very eyes.

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Take a look back over this past year, how have you “grown?”

Cheers,

LC

p.s.

Don’t forget to email me your thankful pictures!

{ 65 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess November 21, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Growth – it can take so many shapes, sizes, twists and turns. But growth (in my book) is never a bad thing, it always induces such change and evolution.

For me? The past year has brought me a new sense of self, a trust in who I am, who I’ve always been and who I want to be. And I’m incredibly thankful for that.

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm

OH you sure have! and I have gotten to “see” that. Its truly an inspiration. <3

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katie November 21, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Your nieces and nephews are so cute! I saw your hubby had fun with them with him riding the bike! So cute!

This past year has been amazing, I really feel I have grown so much, and I got married to my best friend and my match ; )

Happy Monday! xoxo <3

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm

hehe, yes he was riding around with them. Too fun! And you my dear had A FABULOUS year! so glad I got to know you as well.

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Katie @ Raisins&Apples November 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Mmm cookies!

Growth & change…so much. Last year I was freezing in a British seaside town and today it’s 80 degrees in a South Carolina seaside town :)

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

oh that feels good, doesn’t it? Cheers to a warm breeze on this fall day!

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Kim K November 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

It blows my mind to think back to where I was last year and where I am right now…gosh….I have definitely learned to be strong and stand up for myself…and to realize how I should be treated. It was a very emotional year for me, and I am so glad to have come out stronger and smarter! I know you and the hubs had a tough year and have come out stronger and smarter as well. Great (looking) people think alike ;)

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I know! and I am so glad to see where you are now! It really has been a blessing to get to know you Kim. The cotters are lucky!!

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Christin@purplebirdblog November 21, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Last year around this time I was only a few weeks into school, and now I’m a massage therapist!! And the other big (awesome) change was Alex and I getting our first place together without roommates… we had a wonderfully eventful year! :)

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Oh my goodness you are! and now I get to boast about you all the time!! Well, I did before, but not its OFFICIAL!

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Dorry November 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

love this. I’ve grown so much over the past year as well – in my marriage, relationship with myself, confidence, friendships, communication with my parents, etc etc. It’s been a great year! And those cookies look delicious. :)

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Dory, yes to all! and you know what? Your growth has left such a huge impression on me and my life. One that is encouraging! I bet so many others feel the same.

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Rachelle November 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Those cookies look delicious! It has definitely been a year of growth in so many ways for me. It was an amazing year and I am so proud of how far I have come and the positive changes I have made in my life.

Thank you so much for helping me to reflect for a bit. Best of luck with the move this week. You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers.

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I can only imagine what this next year will bring Rachelle. You are growing at a rapid rate, haha. ANd I LOVE IT! thank you for the prayers.

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She Rocks Fitness November 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I’ve grown emotionally, physically, and nutritionally. So goodness, I can say that I’ve had a full year of growth…and I love it. Yes, there have been aches & pains, and there still are, but there have also been beautiful growth. No complaints here! ;)

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm

a full year indeed Katie! and i bet you will get even bigger growth this next year. I’m super excited for you too!

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List November 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm

To look back on last year, I had a 3 month old baby girl who’d stolen my heart (she still has it) and a two year old little boy who doted on his baby sister. So blessed. We’ve grown so much in the last year!

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm

oh the wright family has grown so much. And into one giant LOVE nest. Dang, how cute are your kiddos?! I also think you have grown into your voice, as a mom, wife, blogger, and ACTRESS!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) November 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Recipe sounds great and love the growth. It’s amazing what can happen in a single year. I simply cannot believe how much my niece and nephew have grown and how mature they are becoming as people. I’ve also seen my sister grow as an independent woman. It makes me very happy.

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

can you believe that you’ve run 2 half marathons? I mean, that is a big year! and Yes, we are maturing. Thank GOD too! haha.

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Stephanie November 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Things change a lot in year! Last year at this time things were hard. I was sad. But this year things are much brighter! I’m living with my husband – in the same city in ages – and I have time to pursue my creativity. Life is good!

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm

oh that makes me happy to hear! Unity, Passions, and just pure LOVE! Great news my friend, just GREAT!

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jobo November 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Wow, a year. What a difference a year makes, seriously. I completely agree and can attest to that statement! I’m in a completely different job, home, and relationship than I ever imagined…and it feels awesome.

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

i think you’ve have one of the biggest years yet! A lot has happend, but boy has it been GOOD! CHange is GOOD!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset November 21, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Love.this.post. Goodness what a year can make! I have changed for the better in countless ways, and I am just so thankful and proud of my growth :)

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LCCotter November 21, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Girl I would be too! Very Very Proud of that inner and outer growth. And this next year, its gonna be even better. Keep that strength going.
<3

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LauraJayne November 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I needed this recipe – needed it desperately! GF cookies are so darn expensive!

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 1:39 am

you will love these Laura. and you can totally substitute the flours. Add more stevia if you like them sweet. <3

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Jason @ Cook Train Eat Race November 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

That picture of James is incredible especially considering the circumstances.

When are you off for NZ?

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 1:39 am

yes, I remember looking at him in silence and praying for peace. Pictures say so much.

We leave for dallas Thursday, then Friday morning for NZ!! AHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Shannon November 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm

wow, sounds like a great recipe! and i’m in awe of that picture of the hubs. captures so much, such a great shot.

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 1:38 am

it really does. It was a moment of feeling defeated but knowing true strength will win!

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Allie November 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm

This is one of the reasons I love having a blog! I am now able to look back and see what I was doing a year ago!

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 1:37 am

yes, i agree! we can look back and see where God has answered prayers as well. Ya know?

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katie @KatieDid November 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I don’t think I can put into one paragraph in all the ways I’ve grown in just ONE year. I can’t wait to see what another year brings! I love your reflective posts :)

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 1:36 am

okay, i want to hear it all! post about it girl! Would love it!

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health November 22, 2011 at 12:22 am

Aw your nieces and nephews are adorable!! I think I’ve changed a lot this past year, but a lot of the changes are more subtle and probably not very noticeable to others. I notice them though and that’s what counts right?

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 1:36 am

i think all the subtle changes are sometimes the most important. They represent your growth as you take on life, ya know? Love that linz!!

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} November 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

Well my belly has certainly grown a lot in the past year! Or at least the last 8 months. :-) What…that’s not what you meant??

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 1:33 am

and in a few months, your family of 3 will be a family of 4! thats some great growth!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 22, 2011 at 1:24 am

That past year has been a huge year of growth for me. More personal growth than anything. I want to say I’m stronger for it, but I’m still working on the strength part. I’m hoping that I’ve learned a lot, but only time will tell on that too. I’m glad you’re enjoying your last few days in the states!

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 1:35 am

i’d totally say you grew personally, but your family grew closer as well through those times. And I am so glad I got to see that growth! WOW!

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tea-bagginit November 22, 2011 at 1:39 am

oh wow, i’ve grown so much this year – both physically, mentally, and emotionally. i feel like i’m finally standing straigh, breathing in and living my life. i’m so thankful every day – even with the “growing pains” because that discomfor, that pain, is feeling and i spent far too much time being numb!

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 1:41 am

i know!! I really see those growths and the confidence you breathe from it. Its amazing!!

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Tara November 22, 2011 at 1:52 am

Your nieces and nephews are adorable!! If growth means cute kids and cookies, I’m all over it :) I’ve grown so much in the past year. I legally became an adult! That’s just crazy…

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 2:32 am

you have been through a lot this year and it definitely made you grow, still growing. You know I am always amazed at your wisdom as well. Cheers to that Tara!
p.s.
Cookies are part of growing for sure.

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Pure2raw twins November 22, 2011 at 2:33 am

our niece has grown up so fast too!!! every time we see her she gets bigger and changes so much!!

HUGS

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 11:32 am

i know, they grow at such a rapid rate!! crazy. Enjoy being home with family this holiday and snuggle up to them. <3

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Alexandra November 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

Aww your nieces and nephews are too dang adorable for words :)
This past year, I’ve grown in my walk with God for sure. After reading the bible all the way through, I felt closer to Him than ever before! :)

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm

that time is so precious too! spiritual growth is the best kind.
<3

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

The cookies look great and *just* got done with a baking project…that had to do with cinnamon and sugar and cookies!

Yours look awesome!

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm

don’t you just love the smell of those cookies too? Warm and cozy!

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner November 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I so love your thankful board! I love that picture of your hubby walking back to the car… it says so much.
I have grown a lot this past year.. but I know I have a ways to go to get to where I want to be. One step at a time, I’m getting there!

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm

oh you just continue to amaze me with your growth. Such a strong woman! One step at a time makes for great gains!

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kalli November 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm

gosh life does fly by and how fun of you to look back and remember the good and bad parts……….Bill and I feel so lucky and thankful daily because we have gone through some tough times in the past with jobs and other things. be thankful…be present and have fun because life is too short!

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm

but those time made you two stronger today, and I know you are thankful for that. Be present, I love that!

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Nichole November 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Crazy how the time flies. I cannot believe where I am, that’s for sure. I could have never imagined this a year ago.

You have seen so much this past year, but can you imagine how the next year will be?! That is going to be amazing.

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LCCotter November 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

i sure hope so! Planning on lots of good things friend. And I am sure yours will bring the same. xoxox

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Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance November 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm

it really is crazy to think back about things and realize that it has already been a year! so many lessons have been learned and so much growth has happened…and many of them good! it is crazy to think how much i have grown in just this one year. i never thought i would stick with running this long for one thing…i am happy to have stuck with it though…i feel so much healthier and more confident!

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LCCotter November 23, 2011 at 2:07 am

yes, i have seen so much confidence come from you! Its awesome and I am so thrilled to see this next year bring even more stamina in that running.

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Cute family pics! This makes me even more excited to see my family members. It’s pitiful really, I can hardly sit still at my desk at work knowing that I have family members coming to see me tomorrow. yayayay!

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LCCotter November 23, 2011 at 2:08 am

oh yea!! fill them up with love and sweets and then send them home. haha. you’ll be the best aunt ever!!

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Kristin @ STUFT Mama November 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

Holy Moly….. a year. I feel like I’m learning new things and growing in ways I never imagined every-single-day. Yes- growing pains are hard. It would be really nice if we could just see it all laid out in front of us. :) Last year my boys were almost a year and I was just starting my own business. Crazy.
Your nieces are too cute!!!!!! And.. I really want to hang out and have those cookies and wine together. :)

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Madeline - Greens and Jeans November 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Holy moly, when I think about the changes I have gone through in the past year, it blows my mind. I am SO thankful for where I am and where things have ended up!

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LCCotter November 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm

oh yes m’am you have!! and I cannot WAIT to see what this year brings. MOre races?? tee hee.

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