How to score two 8's, two 6's and an Ace?

My wife and I were playing cribbage at the cabin. A friendly debate erupted when I tried to score the following hand: two 8's and two 6's, and the cut card was an Ace.

How do you score this hand?


First count the 15s. There

First count the 15s. There are 4 ways of making 15 by choosing 8-6-A from the hand, making 8 points.

Then you have two pairs, for 4 points. A grand total of 12!