Christmas Cookie Fail

Ok y'all, I have to be honest.  I'm not the best baker.  I'm a semi-awesome cook, but I do not have a natural feel for baking.  So you'll remember yesterday I was all, "Lalala I'm going to bake cookies and watch White Christmas." I had this image of being all chic and cute and making the Neiman Marcus cookie recipe for my mom's group cookie exchange. I could be all like, "Neimans started in Dallas so this is just a little piece of me for y'all here in Kansas City." Um no.  I don't know why I even front.  I'm a huge spaz.

This is what I imagined in my head:


This is what I got:


I mean, really? I can't even... Some of it was caramelized so I couldn't scrape them up. Whatevs. I'm over it. Just keepin' it real y'all.  I in no way blame the cookie recipe so don't go telling Neimans about this people.  I ruin slice and bake cookies.

I promise I'll be back with more gift ideas tomorrow.  I need a timeout.  Baking makes me feel inadequate and I need to get my self-esteem back.

5 comments :

  1. Jennifer- I have SOOO had days like that. I gotta tell you though-when I saw this post I laughed RIGHT OUT LOUD like a lunatic...and it's the first time I laughed today (I think-I am so tired I can't remember) xo Diana

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  2. I'm a great cook (room for creativity) but am really not into baking (it's too precise). Cousin connection?

    Lisa :)

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  3. Do you how many baking disasters I have had? Including my epic marshmallow and yam meltdown in the oven on Thanksgiving day? I too, if I may say so myself am a great cook but lets just say I like baking more than baking likes me. And heck, its a lot easier to stroll into a yummy smelling bakery and just pick up something where the works already been done!! But I do make good cookies, thats about as far as my baking goes......keep on truckin you can do it!

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  4. You poor thing. Costco has some great cookies.
    Buy them.
    Take them out of there wrapper
    Put them on a plate.
    No one will know! Easiest recipe I know!

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  5. Oh No!! At least you tried, you poor thing!! I give you an A for effort. don't let this ruin your Falala ♪♫♪♫
    merry Christmas,
    Kathysue

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