Trial Tuesday and an Itemized List #3

Item – I am desperately trying to catch up on laundry after being away for the weekend. As I have mentioned before, I think the neighbors are sneaking in and leaving their laundry for me to wash. I’m considering setting up a “laundry cam” to catch the bastards!

Item – There are 35 days left until Christmas. We have green grass, mild winds and blues skies. I can not get into the festive mood.

Item – In just 12 days Henry the Elf will once again come down from the North Pole to spend December with our family. Santa has sent Henry to our home for 5 years now and as much as I look forward to his visit I don’t look forward to cleaning up the messes Henry makes in his attempt to help out and have fun. Elves tend to get up to no good when they are away from the watchful eye of Santa Claus so we are given a log book to keep track of Henry’s Nice and Naughty Nights. I’m sure Henry’s activities will become blog fodder in December.

Item– I have not put together a run schedule for the month of November and I have run when I felt like it. When logging Saturday’s run in my journal I noticed I have had a grand total of 5 runs during the month of November totaling a little more than 26 km! That less than what I was logging during one week in September and October.

Item– I have added “Create Training Schedule” to my long list of Things to Do.

Now on to Trail Tuesdays with Jan at Sprouts n Squats

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Sugar Cookies – This recipe came with the Coconut Flour I bought from Bulk Barn.

  • 4 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour

Combine eggs, sugar (reserve 1 tbsp to roll dough in later), salt, vanilla and butter. Mix until light and fluffy.


Add coconut flour and mix for another minute. Let mixture rest for 5 minutes to thicken. (I had to put mine in the fridge)


Combine sugar with your choice of spice (I used Pumpkin Pie Spice) Form dough into 1-1/2 inch balls and roll in sugar mixture.


Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet 1 inch apart and bake at 375F for 12-15 minutes.


Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.


These little bite-sized cookies were just the thing I needed to satisfy my sugar craving without going crazy. I made half of the cookies rolled in sugar and left half unrolled. Mister and Little liked the sugar rolled ones the best and I preferred the unrolled ones.

You could try rolling them in cocoa powered, toasted coconut flakes, crushed nuts, chill the dough, roll it out and use cookie cutters … the possibilities are pretty much endless. I will be making these again and again as well as testing out a pancake idea I have for them.


Does Santa send an elf to your home during the holidays? What kind of mischief have the elves gotten up to?

Have you used coconut flour for baking? What types of recipes did you like the best?

Meet Anita

I am a wife to a retired Army Captain and present day shepherd, a mother to two Big's (20 & 19) and one Little (6) and new to running at the age of 42. I am hopelessly addicted to Starbucks Peppermint Mocha's. My family thinks I am crazy. The voices in my head say they may be right.

4 Thoughts on “Trial Tuesday and an Itemized List #3

  1. LOL at the laundry cam!! Being away for the weekend will do it to you every single time! I am salivating over those cookies. They looks SO darn yummy!
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    • I love getting away for the weekend, hate catching up on housework when I get home but it was totally worth it. The cookies were darn yummy … and now they’re all gone. That’s what happens when you leave the men-folk at home unsupervised for the weekend :)

  2. Yum those cookies look absolutely amazing!! I’ve used coconut flour to make pancakes and I attempted to make tortillas with them but they were a HUGE failure!!

    Thanks again for participating in another week of Trial Tuesdays, can’t wait to see what you try out next <3
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