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Monday, February 22, 2010

Cookie Monster....DENIED!

I can bake and decorate a cake like no other, I'll admit it and toot my own horn. I make a mean frosting from scratch as well. Once you have my frosting you'll never go back to that canned frosting from the store. YUCK.

I don't get it! What happened? This weekend The Boy and I decided to make double chocolate chip cookies from a 3 in 1 cookbook I purchased on clearance from Barnes and Nobles for $9.99. I had all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chip morsels. I did have the round melting chocolate that you would buy from Michael's, to which you melt and then dip fruit in. It's the same thing, right? It's chocolate and the recipe said to melt the chocolate chips with butter, so what would it matter?

OH IT MATTERS! The batter came out the consistency of cake batter. The recipe said it would be thin, so I went with it. I refrigerated the batter for 30 minutes, just like I was instructed. The batter became firm and I made little balls and spaced them 1 1/2 inches apart, just like the directions stated.

So WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED?



The cookie balls all slid towards the center of the pan as they melted back to liquid form, and instead of 12 individual cookies, we had one large cookie. Only the inside was like pudding and not very tasty at all.

Needless to say The Boy and The BF were laughing at me, while I was almost crying. How could this be? I can bake!

19 comments:

Kristin said...

LOL Sorry had to giggle :-P

MiMi said...

I only laugh because it's happened to me...sucky.

Peterson Family said...

Ugh...I hate it when stuff like that happens!!

I made one of my kiddos a Kid Cuisine one night and the little blue separated plate melted onto my cookie sheet! MELTED! I followed the instructions...but it had other ideas!

(It became a Subway sandwich night instead!)

shortmama said...

Cookies are my nemesis! I can cook and bake nearly everything...but something about freaking cookies!

Momma Such said...

Oh no! That stinks! I hate when something goes wrong and it is all ruined.

How the heck have you been? It's been forever since I have talked to you! I hope you all are doing well! Not sure if you heard but we have a 5th child on the way!!!!! Crazy, right? :)

Krimmyk said...

Just a guess but that's why the book was on clearance.

Amy said...

OH no.. I wonder why that happened to you. I guess a pan that is deeper would work. Stuff like that always happens to me.

Vodka Logic said...

I would have done the same thing..thanks for the warning.

Tell them you'll never bake for them again.. thats not funny :)

Mighty M said...

Oh no! You must try again with the right chocolate and see if that was the problem. It certainly is not YOU! :)

Ashley T said...

I had to giggle too! It happens to the best of us. Just try again!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Sorry , smiles! LOL!
Have a great week!
Betty

Veronica said...

I had to chuckle because that is sooo something I would try to do.

I love to bake and get much praise for it, but I still have baking mishaps.

It just stinks that it didn't taste good.

Aimie said...

Oh my gosh!!
I have done that crappy recipe too!!!

Sorry they turned out yucky. :(

Nikki said...

lol I'm sure it was just a fluke thing, if you know how to make frosting from scratch it was totally just that, a fluke thing.

Melissa said...

Too funny.... sorry it didn't work out for you!!

Cassie said...

So sorry. I never knew what the difference was between melting chocolate and chocolate chips. Thanks for illustating. LOL

That One Mom said...

Wow, that stinks. I'm sorry.

The two chocolates are processed diferently to give different results. The melting chocolate is designed to take on a liquidy consistency when heated. Chocolate chips are not... Best of luck next time, doll!

Evergreen said...

And, we all know that the best part of the cookie is the raw dough. I don't think it was the chocolate's fault, just a bad recipe.

Frugal Vicki said...

Isn't it amazing how even the smallest bits matter? I made a seafood lasagna once..yes, expensive ingredients, and substituted a powder for a soda or something. A HALF A FREAKING TEASPOON! The whole thing was RUINED!