Cookie Killer

26 Sep

It’s official. I am incapable of making cookies. I endured another disheartening attempt this weekend – it was such a disaster that it prompted a “What is that?” from Nia and a fit of giggles from Andrew.

I don’t even know what I did wrong. I followed the recipe on the back of the Heath Toffee Bits bag. I did everything it said to make Oatmeal Toffee Cookies. The batter was yum and the kids and I enjoyed stealing swipes off the mixer. I was feeling good at this point.


It all looked, smelled and tasted promising during these stages.


But then … “They look like pancakes!” Andrew said as he lovingly laughed and gave me a hug.

From there – it got worse. This mound below prompted Nia to review, “It kinda looks like chicken.”

Glob and milk anyone? Anyone?

Despite their appearance, the bits actually still taste pretty good. Since I hated to waste my noncookie creation, we’ve decided to mix the globs with scoops of vanilla ice cream. Out of disaster, comes new dessert.

2 Responses to “Cookie Killer”

  1. Karen September 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Was the butter melted? Did you use butter or margarine? I have read before that any spread with more than 20% oil will go that to cookies…and/or if you melt it instead of beating at room temp.

    I usually have used the spread I have or let it melt too much when my cookies look that flat.

    • nikkival September 27, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

      I think I may have used the spread. That’s great info to know! Thanks, Karen! The only other thing I was thinking may be to blame is that the recipe called for quick cook oats and I didn’t have the quick cook kind. I don’t know.

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