Monday, December 22, 2008

The Great Cookie Disaster

This is not a good story to share when you're trying to show people that you actually kind of know how to cook...but I will admit...I'm an amateur and all amateurs deserve to have a "blonde" moment, right? (No insult intended if you are blonde...my mother and sisters are blonde..HA!).


So I love to bake...especially in the winter. Cookies are my weakness. I LOVE LOVE LOVE cookies. There is no cookie I won't try and especially now since I have this cooking blog, I'm always looking for new recipes. So I found this yummy sounding cookie from this blog called Picky Palate. They were called Chocolate Cinnamon Crispers.


The recipe called for cinnamon chips. Now when I read this, I got all excited, because I remember that I had some cinnamon chips in the spice cabinet. I had bought them from this co-op that I buy fruits and veggies from. I'm not sure why I bought them...I'm sure they were cheap and I figured I would use them some time. I wasn't even sure what they were for but, needless to say, I had them so I was going to try the recipe out.



I got all the dough mixed together and got ready to stir my cinnamon chips in and noticed that they were kinda hard. I nibbled on one and as it moistened in my mouth, it did become a little softer. I figured they would just soften up in the baking process. So I proceeded. I baked them up and they looked super yummy. I let them cool. I bit into one and almost broke a tooth. I thought...what the heck? So I kept eating it thinking maybe, just maybe I had gotten a bad chip. I ate the whole cookie, but it was hard...hard to eat that is. I kept chomping down on hard bits. Well I didn't proceed with the rest of the mix. I was worried.


My hubby Scott came home from work and this is how the conversation went:


Scott: Smells good, what are you making?

Jaime: I was making cookies but I almost broke a tooth when I bit into one.

Scott (laughing): Well what did you put in them.

Jaime: These cinnamon chips that I bought from Bountiful Baskets.

Scott: Let me see them.

Scott examines the chips

Scott: Jaime, these are obvious WOOD.

Jaime: Really???

I go straight to the computer and look up these so called cinnamon chips...and lo and behold...I had eaten an entire cookie full of
POTPOURRI.

I'm an idiot!!!



What's your cooking disaster?

UPDATE: I was supposed to use these:

9 comments:

TinaB said...

LOL I'm cracking up - that's almost as good as my Staples story - remember hahahaha

My crazy crazy life said...

No, I don't remember...refresh my memory...hurry, I'm hanging on the suspense.

Sharon said...

Oh my, wood? Hahaha, thanks for sharing such a great story!

Well, no cookie disaster for me. I'm just known to burn things in general. When melting marshmallows on the stove, I ended up burning them.... Yes, I do wonder how I managed to do that myself too.

Sunny ;D said...

That's HILARIOUS! And I wanna hear the Staple story.

Sunny ;D said...

Oh and did you ever re-make the cookies with the right chips? How were they?

j & j dish it out said...

Hey Sunny, no I haven't made them the right way yet. I'm eager though because they are on my mind now. I am having a hard time finding those darn cinnamon chips...the non-wood kind.

Jenny said...

Hilarious Jamie! I would have died! What a great story though! Merry Christmas!

rookie cookie said...

WOW. Amazing. So glad you blogged it.

~RED~ said...

OMG!!! That is wayyyy tyo funny!!! HAHAH Betcha wont do that again!