Thursday, October 1, 2009

Foodie Friday: Cookies Plus a Trainwreck

Bandwith and I made cookies this morning.
I couldn't find my bat cookie cutter, but the ghost was awfully cute.

You are prolly thinking, Gollum has conquered the cookie/icing problem, right? Tra la la.
Not a chance. Our cookies developed major hip-spread. For those who like to slow down and look at trainwrecks, here's a doozy.
The icing wouldn't thicken. Before I realized what was going on, the icing had spilled off the pan, onto my gas cooktop, then streaked across the floor.
The second batch was better.

All were edible, I'm happy to report.

For those participating in this week's Foodie Friday, Mr. Linky awaits your information. Be sure to add the title of your recipe.


55 comments:

  1. My problem is that I eat all my ugly cookies myself to avoid unpleasant comments and embarassment.:) I love that you share the good, the bad, and the ugly :)--Thanks!

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  2. Michael
    Your site is fabulous and your pictures are great. I love your little dog!

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  3. They look good even if they didn't quite work too well. I love sugar cookies, I really need to make some. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Michael - your holiday decor is really wonderful! Enjoy a cookie for me :).

    Take care,
    ButterYum

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  5. Ah, a chefs treat, huh? If you mess something up, you have to eat it yourself. I'm sure that is the rule. They look yummy either way. I guess you could serve the "less than perfect" ones and say they are scary goblins!

    Christi

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  6. Pass the milk please! I'm having several cookies. Yum

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  7. Love that pictures and the train wrecks! I love Foodie Friday!

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  8. Hon, many of us suffer from hip spread! This kind is the best however!
    Brenda

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  9. * GOOOOD "EXCUSE" for a little "sugar high"!!!

    And tooo bad dawgs can't have sugar~~~ I KNOW Mister would just LOVVVVE these!!! (You can always send the "uglies" to MOI!!! I C*A*N eat sugar, just not SUPOSED to!!! DRAAAAT!!!)~

    The pics made me soooo wish we HAD "leaves" to WATCH them CHANGE!!!!! (Nobody ever said desert life is PERFECT, I guess!~ Stilllll in the high 80's here!!!)~

    Love n' hugs to all,
    Linda *

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  10. Yum! The cookies look tasty and adorable! Your photos, which are beautiful, show some of the reasons I so love Autumn!
    Hugs~
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  11. I love these cookies! Definitely puts me in the fall mood!

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  12. These look so yummy. Wish I could have some right now!!

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  13. But your mosaic is very pretty! LOL
    The cookies, well...
    Your blog is all dressed for Halloween..very cheerful!

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  14. I love the way cookies look with icing....but they are a little tricky to make :) Your blog looks great, I'm still getting ready for Halloween!! Have a great weekend.

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  15. Adore you mosaic, love your blog and I even love the cookies with the frosting on the pan, just pass the milk please...I love your blog and I really like your dog, come visit, I'ed be honored to have you visit mine, I have only blogged 4 times, but I love it....Phyllis

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  16. Ah, that is too funny, Gollum! I have officially given up on decorating cookies. It's obviously not my forte. It's so cool that Bandy cooks/bakes with you. My son used to, then he went vegan 2 1/2 years ago. Guess what? He's now eating dairy, seafood and chicken! Life is alot easier and it's so neat to see him finally excited about food again.

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  17. Well, as I always tell my Mother, your failures are better then most peoples success! Thank you for hosting I forgot to put my recipe on my link. I have never doen that I am sorry I didn't realize. Next time I promise! We have a great easy sweet, cute pictures of the children baking, and home made pizzas! See you next week!

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  18. Cute cookies! I am not industrious enough for this type of cookie making, but I love to see others!

    Many blessings!

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  19. Cute cookies! I am not industrious enough for this type of cookie making, but I love to see others!

    Many blessings!

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  20. Michael...these pics are too funny! I've certainly had my icing disasters over the years. The best part is it doesn't effect the eating part! ;-) I LOVE your mosiac!!!
    Susan

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  21. Oops. Accidently left my first link on last week's post.

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  22. Cute cookies!

    I've had trouble with powdered sugar icing either being too liquid and then too thick...always trial and error before it finally works.

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  23. Thanks so much for visiting my trainwrecks today! LOL I am up to my neck in revisions for the book and while I do enjoy it, I NEED PEOPLE. Chocolate is good but friends are better. Just reading yall's notes was like visiting dear friends--my favorite thing is to talk about food while eating something chocolatey.
    Hugs to all,
    Mlee

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  24. I love all the fun stuff you have put on your blog. Your cookies are lookin real good right about now. Have a great weekend:)

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  25. I guarantee these would have been edible at my house. We would have been scraping the icing off the pan! They look delicious - sort of spooky - like a ghost should look. laurie

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  26. I guarantee these would have been edible at my house. We would have been scraping the icing off the pan! They look delicious - sort of spooky - like a ghost should look. laurie

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  27. Love your mosaics! The cookies look delicious and cute even with the icing mishap. Sorry you had such a mess on your stove top. ~ Sarah

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  28. What fun seeing the icing dripping! I had a few cakes that have done that in the past! Oh, but the ones that turned out look so darling! I just love the ghost! How I wish I could make these for the Grandchildren on Halloween! Just makes you get into the Halloween spirit, Oh a Ghost spirit! lol

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  29. I love it all, including the train wreck!

    Your mosaic is wonderful!!

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  30. How have you made the eyes? Can you eat them to?

    Love your ghost, MB

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  31. So glad to find and enjoy your site. I tried creating a link but could not access the information on the guidelines of Foodie Friday. I did put a link to you at the bottom of my post though.

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  32. Those cooktop mishaps...ugh. We have a glass cooktop which is beautiful but I spend more time cleaning that thing. Next house I will have a gas cooktop.

    I was out of town last weekend at a cooking competition and had no internet access - I found myself thinking about this blog carnival. One of my faves.

    The almond butter & jelly cookies are my healthier spin on my childhood favorite - PB&J.

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  33. Waste not; want not.
    They turned out great after you got started and that's all that counts; besides you had to try the first batch by taste testing. LOL
    I am going to try my hand at cup cakes this week-end. My sister is awesome at three D cakes. My grandson 11 birthday this week-end and she is doing a 3 D electricl boat for his birthday cake. I'll show you next week. Have a great week-end. Hope your book is ready soon.

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  34. those cookies are so cute! love the fall colors.

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  35. oh those came out so cute, i love the black on the ghost, they look super!

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  36. Ive never iced cookies like this. I've seen Martha Stewart do it and they're so pretty...but I don't have a steady hand. So I'm sure mine would probably come out all funky. :)

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  37. Your cookies look finger looking yummy...and brought smiles. wouldn't it be nice if everything we tried turned out great the very first time? Our little ones would enjoy them no matter how they looked:)

    I hope 'Mister' is as happy now and feeling better as he looks in his picture above.
    Hugs:)

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  38. Mary @Boogieboard CottageOctober 2, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    That's a really funny cookie story, it made me smile...actually I'm still smiling, it was pretty funny! :O)The plus side is that, you're right, they DO still taste great no matter what they look like. The cookies came really cute, I love the eyes. :O)

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  39. I love your fall collages and the pictures you used to assemble them Very nice! The cookies look great. Have a wonderful day.

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  40. I love the little eyes. Where did you find those? Very cute cookies!

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  41. I love the little eyes. Where did you find those? Very cute cookies!

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  42. These cookies look so yummy. This really brings me back to the feelings of fall. I love Autumn.

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  43. Yum...those cookies look scrumptious!

    Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday.

    Jane

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  44. cookies look delicious thanks for hosting this great meme

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  45. the cookies are adorable!! and it does my heart good to see that I am not the only one to eat the ugly cookies!!! lol

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  46. Michael, I have missed coming to your beautiful blog, but hopefully I will get things straight on my blog and will be up and running at 100% soon.

    Nearly all my cookies look like your bad ones. I love to bake, but it is not really my thing.

    Happy Saturday.
    Barbara

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  47. sorry,but I'm glad to see real life real time this happens to all of us they look delish and cute as a little trick-o-treater.

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  48. I just LOVE your mosaic! The cookies may be ugly but I am SURE they tasted YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been away since Wed. so am just seeing this and have eaten myself silly the last few days......sadly:):) HAPPY FALL, Michael Lee! Hugs, Pinky

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  49. The ghosts' eyes can be found here:

    http://thepartyworks.com/search.php?keywords=eyes

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  50. Thanks for hosting this! I love checking out everyone's recipes.

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  51. I was telling my children about the ghost cake and we did try to make some yesterday, thank you for stopping by mu blog an tell me where I can get some eyes,
    MB

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  52. I absolutely love your beautiful photos! I was wondering if you could share with us how you do the "photo to sketch" (or whatever that effect is called) that you have used on so many of your photos. I have been trying to figure it out with my photo editing software, but to no avail. Thank you for sharing your beautiful blog with us!

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  53. ADORABLE cookies... I wish I had a few of those for café creme tomorrow... YUM!!!

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There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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