Monday, June 13, 2011

a little baking fun. i mean, disaster.

well, sometimes you get the urge to do something crazy, like bake... when you have a newborn.  you just shouldn't try to be innovative. because really, you haven't slept in 4 weeks (this would also be equal to taking a test high). and also you still have 15 extra pounds hanging around so you should be eating carrots and burlap maybe, not brownies. but this is neither here nor there. please follow me in my journey of baking brownie mix cookies.

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no, no...nato, stop...you silly goose. you know i'm shy. well ok, i'll pose!

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so i thought that i could just cut back one egg and turn these into cookie. not-so-much.
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you can imagine how my face went from delightful anticipation to utter despair when i opened the oven and saw this. poop discs? no. burnt cheese? no. brownie cookies, silly! fun fun fun. you could impress any guest with these. these little unleavened discs are all the rage in europe.
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reviews:
i can hardly even scrape these off. why didn't you just make them as brownies like they were supposed to be? said nato, of nato and associates.

what are those flat thingies on the oven. eww. said layne nato from "stating the obvious" children's magazine.

"more!" and "puh-ease!"said lila on behlaf of all the toddlers of america.

"gawwwww. i freaking wasted my good butter on this. totally pissed," said jami at food network of the sleep deprived mothers(FNSDM).

so ya, the recipe is just to follow the instructions on the box and make brownies. not cookies.

good luck and enjoy this fabulous recipe.

51 comments:

  1. thats some funny ish right there girl!!! you look hot though for no sleep...im jelly!!!

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  2. I like my cookies crispy so I may have liked them. Plus, I like chocolate. But I think you might need a new cookie sheet...

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  3. your too freak'in funny. and i do have to say your looking too good for a sleep deprived momma. its good reading a post from ya:)

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  4. Haha! Love it! High-larious. I'm tempted to make some poop discs for my family! I mean I'm still this side of pregnancy so I can include them in my carrots and burlap diet, right?

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  5. That is the WORST! It puts me in the worst mood when I'm totally craving something and then it flops! That's why I keep frozen oreo balls in the freezer - in case of emergency. And also why I keep my extra poundage also.

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  6. This is hilarious especially because I saw some recipe for brownie mix cookies and tried it myself and mine looked EXACTLY like yours. what gives?! it's so disappointing! though I am also sleep deprived so maybe that was it...

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  7. 1. I have done this exact same thing. 2. i am so glad im not the only one with a none perfect never been used pan. 3. YOU HAVE A STRIPPED HALLWAY??? adorbs!

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  8. Thats pretty funny! Way to document the journey;) So sad for you that they weren't quite edible;( 15 pounds ain't too bad at 4 weeks post pardum....treats are well deserved!

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  9. HA HA HA HA!!! Oh my gosh! This is hilarious. I'm cracking up over here. Mostly of the photo of you with the spray can. And at the fact that I'm pretty sure these "cookies" can be found in my parents' pasture.

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  10. ugh! i hate it when i use the good butter on something that doesn't turn out. that stuff ain't cheap! better luck next time!

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  11. Bwahahah! Wow just wow. I love that you put the pan on the kitchen floor to take a picture. I do that all the time.

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  12. Love the photo documentary of this event. Awesome!

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  13. those look like damn good poop discs.

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  14. Lol well that sucks, but I LOVE the reviews! ;)

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  15. Bahahaha!!! I just tried to make brownies the other day and they ended up in the bottom of the oven and the kitchen was all smokey. :P Kudos for trying! ;)

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  16. HAH Jami you make me laugh. You and your quips.

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  17. that is too cute, and i totally feel your pain.

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  18. sha-wha?? i make all my best cookies high what are you talking about? ;)and uuummm-- are you DOING your hair with a newborn. wow.. you are a better woman than me. i was lucky to get out of the ugsly underwear and shower at that point. congrats on attempts of amazingness. don't worry.. it's the thought that counts.

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  19. So did you try the poop discs? I always at least try them or make my husband try them juuuuust in case my disasters happen to miraculously taste well. So far it's never turned out well.

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  20. Ummmm...were you spraying yourself with Pam? Gross, Jami.

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  21. hilarious!! flippin' hilarious!!

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  22. this is what happens every time I try to cook without a recipe.. baking i can do solo but cooking not so much! you look great by the way!

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  23. you officially made me pee my pants. thanks.

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  24. flippin' hilarious! hilarious! darn good lookin' cow patties if you ask me!

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  25. Oh my heavens to Betsy! Hilarious! This is just what I needed after my looooong day today. You are a crack up!

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  26. oh dear. you might just have to toss your cookie sheet. i've done that, oh, about ten times.

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  27. loling at the unleavened poop pic. oh man.

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  28. I don't think anyone can accuse you of not keeping things real.
    Because girl, you do :)
    I am not a good baker. For the record, I do not get along with my oven.
    Buut, after getting it fixed, I made brownies last week and did every.single.step.right. and then ended up with mushy & bubbly in the middle brownies with a 1 inch edge of crispy-crunchiness. ugh. All that work for nothing? Lame.
    It was better than the time I made my good Ghiradelli brownies but didn't add an egg. UGH! Needless to say, I've been there :)

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  29. i hate the LOL acronym but everytime i hop over to your blog i just about pee my pants.
    my high school friend could never get no back cookies right and it ended up one big cow pattie.
    and i was ok with it cuz it meant i was actually better than her at something.
    you look cute/good. lucky.

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  30. Ooooh...I'd be so ticked off to waste good butter on a baking fail, too! But in THEORY it sure sounded like a good idea!

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  31. Friend... You are just SO freakin' CUTE!
    PS: I'd still eat those cookies like right about NOW!

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  32. most of my baking turns out that way even when i follow the directions perfectly. ha! don't you just love how SUPPORTIVE the hubs and kid(s) can be. geez!

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  33. hahaha
    I do not make cookies from scratch.
    Ever.
    There is just no reason to.
    Your hair looks cute. When I cook my hair doesn't looks that cute.
    H, my hair never looks that cute.

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  34. oh man, you make me laugh.

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  35. oh my, SO funny. I can identify; these type of adventures play out in my home regularly. what seems like a great idea at the time ends up in cursing and a lot of "why do i even bother" ranting in the kitchen.

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  36. Oh girl, you need some sleep!! I love just about ALL sweets, but I might have to pass on the "poop discs". LOL!

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  37. Haha. This post is too cute! I mess up in the kitchen all the time. I don't cook that well so that my hubs and I don't get fat...or at least that is what i tell myself!

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  38. I like a lil crunch in my cookies:) your hilarious chick!

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  39. Ha peed my pants I love your posts!!! So I am off to make some brownies they sound super yummy....

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  40. Haha! I think I love you and I've only read like 3 of your posts! I so have tried brownie cookies that failed but I did not use organic butter or brown eggs!

    The last time I baked I attempted hearts in cupcakes which floated to the top and the time before that I burned my arm so badly I was still scabbed after a month...I think it may be a Jami thing! :p

    Jami @ whatthegraham.com

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  41. but how'd they taste? cause that's what really matters, right? right.

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  42. for the record, the new camera is kicking arse and taking names - these photos look totes perf!

    and thanks for making me laugh and feel slightly better about my baking skills. :)

    xo.

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  43. Oh.my.goodness.
    I almost peed my pants reading this post!

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  44. I have to tell you, I have no idea how I stumbled upon your blog, but I LOVE it!!! you are hilarious. Never have I wished I could meet someone in real life until i found your blog. I seriously think you could make me laugh non-stop. you are so real too, which i love. and now i'll stop. just saying...keep it up. you're refreshing and FUNNY

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  45. oh how i have missed nato bloggyness. this was great. sorry bout the blobs--but makes for a great story :) particularly the reviews.

    hope you all are doing well!

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  46. oh how i have missed nato bloggyness. this was great. sorry bout the blobs--but makes for a great story :) particularly the reviews.

    hope you all are doing well!

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  47. OK hi it's me again, the girl who laughed at the post before, but now I am laughing so hard I'm crying, so thanks, I guess I'll just follow the recipe on the box. You are hilarious!!!

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