I made 8 dozen gingerbread cookies for the swap.
My Gluten Free Gingerbread Recipe
2 cups rice flour
2 TBsp tapioca starch
1 TBsp ground ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c butter
1 c brown sugar
1/4 c molasses
Roll into 1 1/2" balls and bake at 350 F for about 12 minutes.
I wrapped them in wax paper and put them in the top of an egg carton.
While I was packing them all up, David swiped a package and treated like his own little "present" and opened it and started stacking the cookies elsewhere and three of them were destroyed. It was the first time I have considered actual punishment. I don't believe in inventing consequences for someone so young. But, he knew that he wasn't supposed to open the package. I let him know I was mad and that it was not a joke.
He is lucky I had some reject cookies to spare.
As if I was going to whip up another four separate colored batches of icing. Hah! One lucky person went home with some delicious abstract art on a few of their cookies.
At the swap there were rice krispie squares, shortbread, macaroons AND macarons, two kinds of fudge, some nutty chocolate bars, and some almond flour cookies.
I drew names for a winner of some quilted oven mitts I made.
Now I have eight dozen different cookies and I don't have to do any baking for a while! Success.
Now if you will please excuse me, I need another rice krispie square.