The cookie incident, and a lot of “stuff”

Showing off the bling!  2nd place and 5th place ribbons :)

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I’ve got a confession… I can’t make cookies.  I mean, those “easy” kind that they make commercials about showing a mom and her kids bonding over a big batch of chocolate chip cookies.  I can make Christmas cutout cookies, and cookies that are shaped into balls, but beyond that, it’s a losing proposition.

Case in point: I got an adorable, and delicious smelling, Mother’s Day gift from Sydney.  It was a one of those dry mix containers where you only add eggs and butter kind of thing.  So yummy!

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Well, I followed the instructions just like it said – I swear!  Sydney and I worked together and put them all on the baking sheets and into the oven.. and approximately 10 – 12 mins later (as instructed), I got these flat looking, sadly under baked cookies which stuck to the pan.  Zachary called it #EpicFail.

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I scraped them off the pan and put them in a Tupperware container and we now eat them by spoonfuls.   What’s up with that?  Even at school we sell frozen cookie dough as a fund raiser and I have yet to product a decent looking cookie from those either!   Those should really be a no-brainer so I don’t know what is wrong with me. My oven is only a few years old and I have never been able to make cookies, so maybe I’m just cursed like that.

This week’s confession is also that I have not been “cooking” and making my family eat soft boring food along with me.  You know, hot dogs and mac & cheese.  Not that I don’t like that kind of food, but it’s really not scoring any big points on the nutritional score board.

I’m also elbow deep and knee deep in organizing for our garage sale.  My dear friend and I exchange kids clothes because we have kids the same age, but opposite sexes.  That has worked out great for the last 11 years and really saves on the clothes purchasing.  However, at the end of the season I need to sort out which belong to her and which are mine.  I see the clothes so often I have a hard time figuring out which ones I actually purchased!  Luckily I take picture of them all when I receive the clothes from her so that’s how I keep it straight.

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In addition to kid’s clothes we have lots of other miscellaneous items that need to be arranged in the garage and priced.  It’s a time consuming task!  Fingers crossed for good weather on garage sale days this week: Friday & Saturday!  Treasures galore for the thrifty bargain shoppers :)

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Q:  Do you bake cookies?  What’s the secret??

I did take a cake decorating class so I feel cakes are my strong suit.  Cookies are just a thorn in my side!

Q: Which cookies are your favorite?

Anything with chocolate is always a hit with me!

 

11 Comments

    • TechChick

      Yes, they are still pretty delicious despite their sad appearance. My family just knows not to sign me up for “cookies” for any occassion. I did find a blog post yesterday about some awesome looking chocolate chip cookies, and with her instructions, I’m feeling brave to give it another try soon!

    • TechChick

      The cookies looked bad, but were quite yummy :) We had more than twice the amount of girls clothes, even though it was the same number of kids (boys vs girls). Lucky girls!

  1. I find using a small cream looking scooper (i think it is made for making fruit balls-not sure what it is call) in order to get the same size and perfect like cookies. Seems to work. But I have to say, you cookies still look delicious despite the appearance!!! Bet they were tasty!

    WOW!!! looks like you will have a massive yard sale!!!! Hopefully will rake in the $$$ ….. and I must say, you look to have it well organized!!! Just awesome! I keep saying I am about to go through my things and declutter…. haven’t totally convinced myself! UGH!!! My HOUSE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    • TechChick

      Ironically I do have one of those scoopers! Probably should have used it!!
      We do make some good cash at our sale. Past years have been $1,000 for the whole sale. This year we didn’t have any large $ times, so less than that this year. But we did get rid of a lot of stuff!

  2. I’m sorry about your cookies but it also makes me feel better about my multiple baking fails! One time I forgot FOUR eggs that were supposed to go in my brownies- lets just say they did not turn out as planned!
    I had an INCREDIBLE salted caramel gluten free cookie (randomly) last week. I need to buy more asap, expect to see them in the blog very soon :)
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