Friday, June 06, 2008

cookies

I haven't been a total slacker with our Cookie of the Week. It is just that the cookies really haven't turned out that well.
This was last weeks cookie.  Well, you know last, last week's cookie.  Still wanting to make only slice and bakes, I used a recipe over on Smitten Kitchen.  I added dried cranberries, and sprinkled them with powdered sugar.  The problem was, that this was all I got out of that batch.  I was reading blogs, and totally ignored the timer. Twice.  They were delicious, and perfect with coffee.  It's a shame my kids don't drink coffee.  :)
And this week, I made whole wheat peanut butter slices.  Twice.  Both times the dough was so dry that when I tried to cut it, it just crumbled into little pieces.  Which resulted in odd shaped cookies.
It didn't stop the kids from eating them.  But it was totally aggravating.  I am going to try to tweak the recipe.  If I get it right, I will let you know.
School is out next Wednesday, so this is our last official cookie of the week.  However, cookies will be baked over here.  I can assure you of that.

It is Friday. And it is June!  I couldn't be happier.
Enjoy your weekend!

20 comments:

gaylen said...

I tried to tell my husband that he needed to back a batch of cookies each week after seeing yours. I even bought him Martha Stewart Cookies - but so far nothing. It's so disappointing - kinda like your whole wheat peanut butter cookies! g

iknitipurl said...

I hate when that happens! I made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies a few weeks back and the dough was too soft. Even adding flour didn't stiffen up the dough much. The cookies melted on the pan. A week later I tried again but this time I had run out of brown sugar. So, I made some. And that didn't work either. Third time is the charm. Very frustrating especially with a tried and true recipe.

Have a great weekend!

Windy Knitty said...

I'm definitely guilty of not watching the timer when baking cookies. That always gets me:)

Happy Friday!

luckyknitter said...

The Smitten Kitchen recipe looks great. One of those recipes you can add whatever you have on hand. Thanks for the link. I will have to give them a try.

Yarn It said...

What a bummer about the cookies! I have tried cookie recipes that turned out disastrous. I think it is great that you try to tweak them to make them work. I just give up and try something new! Let us know if the Peanut Butter ones work out - I would love to give it a try.

Have a great weekend!

emily said...

peanut butter wheat sounds wonderful. hope it works. we're totally doing an official cookie-of-the-week starting in september. you're my hero.

Denise said...

School is out here now - we finished yesterday, and I slept til 8am this morning :-)
AND I went to the yarn store yesterday so I'm super happy. Must blog about my purchase and my new cast on's this week!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Wait, cookie of the week is going on summer hiatus? How about 'summer lunch of the week', Leslie? Can you help us out with that one?:)

My Love is..... said...

ohhhh dont you hate when you have a bad baking run.... goodluck I am the baking gods will smile on you again.
PS.... I LOVE those smitten kitchen cookies too.... I made them for my xmas gifts.

Mo said...

It happens to the best of us. ;) have a great weekend!!!

Seanna Lea said...

I really should make some slice and bakes. I love making cookies, but I get a little tired of pulling batch out of the oven and then dropping the cookies by teaspoons.

Last week I made chocolate chip meringue cookies. Not bad despite kind of goofing on the recipe.

Sandy said...

I look forward to more cookie capades all summer. :)

sarah / knot another hat said...

Leslie!! I am so, so happy that you called me out in Columbus - what a thrill to finally meet you and your mom in person! I hope you guys have (had?) a great trip home - I got in at midnight last night and I'm pooped!

tiennie said...

You are so not a slacker! I don't even know when the last time I baked cookies was. Bad mommy.

Alison Boon said...

Cookies are about the only things I can actually make without burni.ng or other mishaps. Love the goodies you recieved, the bag is darling

Mary Jane said...

I always burn the last batch, too busy eating the ones that are cool enough to eat.
Hooray for June!

Carrie said...

Hi I'm new here! I came to your blog from the Knitting Den's blog. Those cookies look fabulous. Mmmmm.
I'll be back again!

Mary Sarah said...

I love cookies and I love seeing what you make. I don't bake too many any more because I eat too many.

SMF.sportychic said...

Oh Yummo, those look delicious, both of them. Whole wheat pb sounds delish, but I can image a crumbly dough would be difficult.

Mandi said...

That happens to me also, all the time. I blame it on the two year old...she doesn't talk much yet.