Monday, 7 December 2015

Failed Christmas Cookies....



Everything started out splendidly...
Miss V and I were to bake a few Christmas cookies...
I cheated and bought the Pilsbury sugar cookie dough in a roll...
I had never used it before, and I thought we could roll it out...
Use my snappy cookie cutters...and...VOILA!! 
Instant Christmas cookies....

Well...

Apparently not!
The dough would not roll out...
It was extremely sticky...
Melted under your touch...
                                       GEESH!!
SO...

Nana got out the parchment paper...
Made small cookie balls...pressed them down with a fork...
And let the happy baker decorate with sprinkles... 

 


What happened next...
Was...to say the least...not expected!
They all melted into one big darn old cookie!!

Miss V really didn't know what to make of it!!

I let it cool...and went to work with one of my gingerbread men cookie cutters...
I managed to get about 6 cookies...some headless...some footless..some armless...OMG!!! What a mess!!
 
 I placed them very carefully into a plastic container for her to take home!

The look on her face is priceless!!

Couldn't make this stuff up,eh??

She is hilarious!!

Trying not to hurt my feelings....♥️

Trying to smile...

"Gee Nana...these Christmas cookies are...uh...err...special!! Yeah...that's it...they are special!! Thanks Nana....I think..."

The lovely baker Monique...over at "La Table De Nana"...would never have this kind of catastrophe... Right Monique??? hahaha!




Perhaps this Wednesday we will make a few more banana loaves...

We had great luck with those!!

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Hope you all had a great day...

So dark and gloomy here...just one or two flashes of sunshine...

Warm though...so I guess we'll have to take what we are given...

                                  ****************************

Gonna BBQ some Snapper...it is soaking in some buttermilk...
    Rice with mushrooms and peppers along side...

I made a small pot of soup with some leftover Roast Beef...we had it for lunch...

                            DELICIOUS!!!

       Enjoy your evening...

              Cheers!  :o)
                  linda
 

52 comments:

  1. Ok, that this whole post is so funny! Did they taste OK?

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  2. You made me laugh :)
    I have bought those things..somewhere on my blog..they are there..you are doing things I did and it brings back so many memories..your blog..involving that most expressive child:)Gloomy plus till this aft..
    errands this AM..GREAT BUY on Costco Thinsulate boots..(global warming perhaps?)..
    polished my mom's silver..and did the mantel and entry and candles in the windows..
    homemade BBQ pizza tonight..
    I love your nana /Miss V posts..
    we have a sleepover here Sat..w/ 3 Littles..NYE..all 4 Littles:)

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    1. I thought of you Monique! Your baking posts are soooo beautiful...this was not!
      I also need to polish my silver...having finer guests again this Saturday...I love to entertain!
      Going to Costco tomorrow...picking up some photos being printed...and a rotisserie chicken!
      Will look for the boots!
      Lots of littles at your place...have fun!

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  3. I think look great !
    But I never use it!
    Thanks God you help because miss V look happy :)
    The fun is make the cookies any way :)
    Hugs!

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    1. HI Gloria!
      I know you wouldn't use it! You are an expert baker like Monique!
      She had a ball...and you are right..the fun is in making them!

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  4. HaHa! Love the expression on Miss V's face! I had a cookie fail last week, too. I followed the oatmeal cookie recipe on the lid of the oatmeal box. They turned out dry. Oh well, you live and learn. It's great that our loved ones cuts us some slack, eh?

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    1. Oh yes Laurie....these things happen! It was fun to capture that look on her face!
      Yes indeed....we are very lucky!
      How you doing at the lake?
      Painters there?

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    2. Lord, yes. They've been here since last Tuesday. Hopefully, they will finish up tomorrow. I'm really happy that I'm getting freshly painted walls....I'm just ready for it to be done. LOL! The lake is good....the weather has been perfect....mid 60's during the day with sunshine and upper 30's to low 40's at night. Love it! I saw your dreary weather at the lake last weekend. You are due for a sunny weekend!

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    3. OH gosh...I know what you mean! Go already!
      Nothing like fresh paint tp perk things up....bet it looks great!
      Your weather sounds just perfect

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  5. Oh no! Cookie DISASTER! I like Miss V's cute kitty top.

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    1. Yup.....total disaster!
      She has some great outfits...I think her Uncle Ryan and Aunt Anna bought her that!

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  6. I love cookies! If I were blue, I'd be a cookie monster. IF I were blue... You know.

    Hi Linda.

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    1. Hi Blue....
      You would make a great Cookie Monster!
      Thanks for coming by!

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  7. I have never used the Pillsbury cookie dough before but I am sure it has to be chilled before you use it or you just got a bad batch . But really I don't think Mrs V really cared how they turned out as she seems to have had fun regardless lol ! But the expression on her face was priceless lol ! warm a little, sun , not a chance here not for a few days, damp, you betchya , that bone chilling damp ! Cute post and photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. Me either....and....never again! I had it in the freezer for 10 minutes or so....garbage!
      She certainly did have a good time....couldn't wait to show her mommy♥️
      It was really damp at the cottage last Friday...hope to get back out this Friday!
      Enjoy your week....

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  8. HAHAHA! This was funny. These are heartwarming stories she'll cherish about you her whole life :)

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    1. I sure hope so Martha.....that is my goal!

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  9. Too funny . . . . but I bet they tasted nice.
    Loved the expression on her face . . . and her little speech . . . rofl
    Gettysburg soldiers perhaps . . . not gingerbread men . .

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      It is funny,eh? That look on her wee face♥️
      Yes...wounded soldiers...for sure!

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  10. what a little darlin,, didn't want to hurt your feelings, lol, I'm sure they tasted good,, I have had that happen too!!

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    1. I was way more disappointed than her!
      She was excited to share with her Mom!

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  11. Her expression just slays me! Too funny. I akways maintain that it's the things that don't go according to plan that you remember and laugh about for years. Love her pink kitty top.

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    1. I know! Me too!
      She is the best dressed kid on the block!

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  12. I just looked at the photo of your most beautiful tray of Hors D'oeuvres on your previous blog, then looked at the sad title on this blog and thought I misread it. But mistakes happen and you're brave enough to post it. Miss V.'s little face is priceless and she obviously loved baking with you. And you're still a successful baker and chef in my mind! :)

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    1. HI Hester....we had a lot of fun....failure or not!
      I am also a legend in my own mind! Hahaha!
      Enjoy your week...
      When do you go to New York?

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    2. NY is next week, Ms. Linda. We must do coffee, at least before you leave for the sunny south!

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    3. Khabe a wonderful trip...post lots of photos!
      Will definitely have a coffee....or a cup of tea!

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  13. Oh, goodness! laughing here....how in the heck did they all run together like that? Looks like you purposefully rolled it all out to perfectly fit the pan! I've never bought that before, so don't know what to tell you.
    My cookie disasters usually are something like leaving out an ingredient or burning them to a crisp. lol....

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    1. No idea Betsy...after about 5 minutes, we looked in the oven...and there was the biggest cookie ever!
      I have done that too! I think I will stick to loaves and pies! Hahaha!

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  14. Oh gosh, my sides hurt from laughing. I love your pictures and your narrative, and most of all the last expression of Miss V.

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  15. What a darling little girl, taking consideration of her Nana's feelings! I wonder what it was about the cookie dough? I have never used it, so have no idea, but to run together like that is quite strange. Look forward to your next cooking session.

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    1. Never used it before...will never use it again Patricia!!

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  16. Love the look on her face! Like she's trying to summon up some diplomacy but all the while not convinced that these cookies were worth the fuss! (I would still have eaten them, regardless of how they looked!) -Jenn

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  17. ADORABLE . . .
    Miss V . . .
    Store bought cookie dough . . . not so adorable!

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  18. The look is priceless! What a sweetheart.
    I've had my share of mishaps too and and glad to know I'm not alone in m misadventures.
    :0)

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  19. OMG!!!
    BA HAHAHAHAHA!
    i love the cookies. i love that little face! already learning to make the best of a bad situation!
    and i love that it even happens occasionally to you too!
    you know i have you up there on a cooking/baking pedestal and this just makes you more human to me!
    love you!

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    1. Oh yes...not perfect here, by any means!!
      But...Miss V...perfect!♥️

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  20. Hopefully, you won't use that crap stuff again. But I give you full marks for making the best of it.

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    1. No problem...never again....promise!

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  21. I think she's a bit of a comic like her nan. :) Love the face. I guess we should just stick to our favorite recipes. You can't be disappointed that way. Hope you are having fun with your Christmas preparations. I'm running behind as usual.

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    1. I think we will make some banana spice loaves tomorrow...they were delish!
      Your wee mouse house is looking very festive!

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  22. The look on her face is worth a MILLION failed cookie batches ... you're one lucky Nana!! Enjoy!! Linda

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    1. Absolutely Linda!
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  23. That is too, too funny! One big cookie! Well, at least you were able to cut out some gingerbread men for Miss V to take home. Wonder how they tasted?

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    1. Hi Devon!
      I laughed so hard when I saw how the photo turned out!
      She loved them!

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  24. Oh my goodness....the look on her face is priceless! I wonder what happened with the dough? Mrs. Pillsbury would not be happy nor would the 'dough boy' himself! LOL

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    1. Isn't it Pam? She has such great expressions!

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