Friday, October 21, 2011

apparently there is such a thing as too much butter

I have a weakness for chocolate chip cookies, which I think is probably pretty obvious. Aside from the sea salt ones I make, my favorite are Nestle Tollhouse.  Yes, the mass produced cookie dough you find next to the milk or yogurt at your grocery stores drives me wild.

Tonight I ran to the little market down the hill from our house to pick up chicken broth because I was making Artichoke soup and I ended up picking up a box of cookie dough mix too (only because they were dumb-dumbs and did not carry Nestle Tollhouse like any self-respecting market should).

Excited face:

In my eagerness to get cookies into my mouth I kind of overlooked something kind of important.  But in my defense the package looked like it called for an entire stick of butter instead of a single tablespoon.  Oopsie!

My anticipated cookies turned out like this.

Sad face:

I ate the middles out of them anyways.

Ashamed face:


  1. Oh My Goodness. How are you so screaming funny?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really loved this. I love the too much butter, I love the pictures, I love all of it.

    And if the dolts don't want you to use a whole stick, they should change the picture on the package.

    Two favorites:

    "(only because they were dumb-dumbs and did not carry Nestle Tollhouse like any self-respecting market should)." Quite so!

    "I ate the middles out of them anyways."

    No shame. This was not an easy day to make me laugh, but you did it.

    Cathy in Missouri

  2. I tried to make chocolate zucchini bread twice last week, failed both times, no idea what I did wrong. I ate the chocolate bits out of the bread pan with a fork both times. No shame in eating the good parts.

  3. Cathy- I'm glad you got a chuckle out of my silly mistake. I did and my husband certainly did. It was only a matter of time before my cookie greed got the best of me. Hope you are having a better day today.

    Angela- You must have really wanted that chocolate zucchini bread to try it twice. It sounds like the kind of effort I would make to get some chocolate onto my plate too. Once you get the recipe right send it my way, I've never made zucchini anything (at least in sweet form) and would like to try it sometime.

  4. OK, I'm laughing too. But also: Dude, that's gross!

  5. Good one. Oh I love chocolate chip cookies. Yummy. Hmmmm think I might have some cookie mix still in the cabinet. Dangit I was trying to start a diet ;)