This being the holiday season, I am doing a lot of baking. I rarely buy gifts for people, but I do like to give gifts that are homemade and baking fits the bill.
I was flipping through a Taste of Home magazine that my mom had and saw a cookie recipe that looked intriguing and I thought I’d give it a try. I kinda wish now that I had just kept on flipping, but then I wouldn’t have anything to blog about!
This recipe had three ingredients, which should have been my first clue. Basically it’s a bite-size Snickers bar wrapped in sugar cookie dough. Store bought sugar cookie dough. The kind that comes in a tube from the refrigerated section. Second clue should have been the fact that I don’t like store bought cookie dough.
Just a few minutes ago Precious and I ate our first cookie, fresh from the oven. Mediocre at best. Definitely will never make these again, nor will I be gifting these to anyone. And if I add up the cost of the dough and the Snickers, it comes to $4.50, which is way more than it would cost to make homemade cookies.
Lessons I’ve learned:
1. Don’t ever buy store bought dough. I can always substitute homemade dough when it’s called for.
2. Don’t try new, weird things for gifts. Stick with what I know.
3. Don’t abandon being frugal! It works for me and has for years. I normally regret when I splash out on something food related because I usually end up thinking that I could have made it better and cheaper from scratch.
So tell me some of your holiday baking flops! Make me feel better