Saturday, December 19, 2015

The World's Most Ugly Christmas Cookies


The taste is spicy and bold and just right with a cup of black coffee, but no one will ever suggest I start a bakery specialising in cut out cookies.  I love the smell, plus the look of little ginger bead boys, and really like the big ones on a cookie platter.  I had picked up a super cheap Betty Crocker mix, rather than buy the pre-made dough sheets I usually use if I make cut out cookies. I just don't seem to be able to get the rolling right. The cookies look like a cross between the Blob and Patrick from Sponge Bob Square Pants. I made a dozen and 1/2 and called it quits.The remaining dough was rolled in balls, flattened and baked in little  circles.  Maybe by Friday I'll pick up a few sheets of dough and make a few proper ones-probably not. Part of my low key Christmas is accepting what I will and won't be able to pull off, and letting myself be ok with it. Gingerbread boys will have to go somewhere else for Christmas this year.

Update:  Apparently these cookies were so ugly, Blogger decided to delete the picture entirely.  I was not kidding.

10 comments:

  1. Glad to see someone else posts pictures of imperfect food like me!

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    1. Have to keep it real! You should have seen the rosettes I tried last year-imperfect at its best.

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  2. A picture of cookies? I don't see any cookies......did they all get cyber-gobbled already? lolz

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  3. Ok-there was a picture before. I added it back-they really were that ugly even the internet didn't want to claim them.

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  4. My dear, you really made me laugh and then I thought about how our skill level is the same.

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    1. They do taste good, but Betty Crocker gets the credit for that. I may sticky to sheet dough. However, my truffles and Mounds candy is pretty darn good.

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  5. This year, I had a bright idea--soft cloth balls and instruction book at WM. I got my son a pogo stick at that age.

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    1. I think the nephew may get a gift card!

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  6. Ha, it's much more important that they taste good! Perhaps the gingerbread men have overindulged this Christmas and that's why they are looking a little blobby around the middle... I'll probably look much the same! xxx

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    1. You're on to something. Intentionally fat boys as a reminder to stick to one. I may go with that.

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