Sunday, March 21, 2010

When Bad Things Happen to Good Cookies

Lest anyone think that life is all rainbows and unicorns in the Hotcakes house, I have a story of sadness to share today. Our lovely friend Helen ordered cookies last week for her school. I spent time on Tuesday night working on the cookies so they'd be all ready to pick up on Wednesday evening.

And Wednesday morning, I woke up and saw this:

And this:

And then I started crying. And because I'm an awesome mom, I channeled that anger and sadness into yelling at the kids who were already running late for school. Bra-vo!

Came home, regrouped, pulled the emergency cookie dough out of the freezer, and started again. And, as usually happens, the second batch turned out even better.

According to Helen, the cookies were a hit and disappeared quickly. And my children forgave me for the mini freak out when they got to enjoy the rejects.


  1. I am so sad, my comment did not go through!
    Love the cookies and your a great mom!

  2. At least you had three willing participants to help you with those rejects! The cookies did look great even though they bled, but the second batch was truly awesome!

    I may be doing a weekly bake myself for John's graduate class. Last Wednesday they got the remainder of the muffins and quickbread that I had made for a friend's goodbye brunch. I told John that I'd make something again for them...I could use a challenge :)

  3. wow, they did turn out great - and i'll bet the first batch tasted awesome - you kids didn't complain, right?

    I've been thinking i might do cassette tape cookies for favors for my daughter's bday party (june) - should i stick with one color? Also, do you ever cut your cookies without a cutter? i'm guessing it'll be hard to find a cassette shaped one...

  4. Kirsten, my favorite way to decorate is to ice in an assortment of solid colors, then pipe using just white. That would be really cute for cassettes - they could be all different bright colors (very 80's!) Yes, I've done cookies without cutters in very simple shapes - for the shields, I used a paper template and cut around it with a knife. I think rectangles would work for cassettes, that would be very easy. Good luck!!!