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2008 December 2 » Philoxenos

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Baking flops

2nd December 2008

Baking flops

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 :)
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