Little Things Thursdays

Welcome back to Little Things Thursday, though I rename it Stressful Things Thursday this week.

Does anyone else have baking disasters at Christmas?  I’m normally adept in a kitchen, but I just couldn’t get it right yesterday.

These cookies were my last hope in a series of mishaps.  Thankfully, they turned out fine.

I had big hopes of making some mint chocolate chip cookies with green dough.  They actually taste great, but when they baked, the cookie browned leaving the green dough to be a sort of pukey green. Not a pleasing, jolly green.  Not very attractive for blog posts.

Next, I decided to make some thumbprint cookies with sugar cookie dough.  The dough was amazing.

However, the icing that I wanted to put in the thumbprint was not.  I used a recipe that called for powdered sugar, milk, and softened butter.  The butter would not blend!  There were little butter blobs all in the icing.  I tossed that and started over.

Then, I didn’t have enough powdered sugar for the next batch, so the icing was runny and wouldn’t set. Ugh.


On a whim, I decided to taste the baked sugar cookies that had no icing.  And-I-tasted-soap!!  What the what…???

Apparently, my silpat liners had Dawn residue on them.

I was utterly dejected.  Waste was running amuck.  And, I needed a blog post.

I still had tons of sugar cookie dough to bake.  I, thankfully, had some Christmas sprinkles in the pantry.  I rolled sugar cookie balls and pressed the tops into the sprinkles.  I baked those and they were good.


Looks like I am going to have to go back to the drawing Pinterest board for the rest of my Christmas baking.

One of the worst parts was all the tasting to make sure things were turning out ok.  500 calories. 5-0-0!  

I am hoping round two is a little less comical.

Ok…make me smile with your photos! I need cheering up.

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  1. Since I’m still up trying to finish up some of those photog projects we discussed, I decided to link up tonight and have one less thing on the list for tomorrow. Love the post! Your pics turned out beautiful and look delish. I enjoyed the laugh and our conversations this week.
    Christi recently posted..Little Things in the ImperfectionMy Profile

  2. I really love the way those turned out! Great shots, too.
    Dina@4LettreWords recently posted..Reindeer FoodMy Profile

  3. These look yummy!! Beautiful photos.
    Sarah recently posted..This or That ThursdayMy Profile

  4. Oh no!! That is the worst!! Glad some finally turned out!!
    Tamar Strauss-Benjamin recently posted..Couple Shoot: Elana and JoshMy Profile

  5. Ooh, I’ve been there…. Glad the cookies with the Christmas sprinkles turned out well. They look yummy!

    I have not started my Christmas baking. I’m going to start next week. Wish me luck. 🙂
    Buckeroomama recently posted..Another TournamentMy Profile

  6. I feel bad for you with the cooking mishap…but on the bright side…your last photo is so gorgeous!!!! Post it on facebook and make everybody hungry☺☺
    Laurie @ pride in photos recently posted..It’s All In Natures Details…My Profile

  7. Oh my goodness!!! Well I think we all have those times if it makes you feel any better. Mine usually happen with dinner. The hubs usually cooks- so times when I have to I have these great ideas that never turn out like I hope. Funny when I dream up things for him to make they come out perfect but when I try to do them on my own they fall short. How does that happen?

    LOVE your pic- makes me want to grab one & sit with you for a while & chat.
    Gina recently posted..How to Display Christmas CardsMy Profile

  8. Well that is a beautiful picture after all of those mishaps. I’m sure you have the house smelling wonderful after all that baking!

  9. goodluckwiththesecondattempts, I lovethemanyway
    Emma at LLM calling recently posted..A to Z of children’s work: demonstrateMy Profile

  10. oh you crack me up this evening! I’ve been baking cookies like a mad woman – but none for me! Cookie exchanges – cookie appreciation – I’m cookied out!

  11. If anything, that photo is beautiful! Hope that makes you feel better.

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