That cookie competition that I sort of regretted committing to just days after Thanksgiving? Well, apparently that wasn’t the only cookie mistake I made. Weeks ago I signed up to be part of a charity cookie swap online where bloggers bake cookies for other bloggers and ship them across the country.
WHAT WAS I THINKING?
I swear I create ALL of my own stress. Ok, not all. There are other people who create my stress too, but I’m certainly not helping myself lately. And I have to be honest, I plum forgot about the cookie swap. That is until I got a batch in my own mailbox. At first I was all like, how sweet! Someone sent me cookies. Isn’t that lovely? And then I was all like HOLY HELL I forgot to send people cookies!
So I got right to baking. The deadline to ship them was yesterday and I figured I’d be ok because how hard is it to make an original cookie recipe? Oh, did I forget to mention that part? Yeah, my recipe had to be an original. Still, not so hard, right? Riiiiight. (heavily laced with sarcasm)
My idea was pretty perfect in theory. Make some basic sugar cookie dough. Chop up some Rolos. Mix them together. Sprinkle with French sea salt and bake. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Ha. Let me tell you something about Rolos…
They don’t like to be baked. Matter of fact, it makes them really freakin’ angry. One broken spatula, one destroyed cookie sheet later, the Rolos won. I lost. No cookies were mailed out. And for the rest of the evening last night I spent my time chipping off Rolos from every surface in my kitchen while sipping wine. Lesson learned. Don’t mess with Rolos.
But today was a new day and I still had to get the cookies off to the bloggers. Back to the mixer I went but this time with good results. I’ll share a link to the recipe once I put the post up on A Beautiful Bite.
As of today I don’t want to eat a cookie, bake a cookie, look at a cookie or even smell a cookie for the rest of the year. And my holiday baking season hasn’t even officially started yet. Oh, and guess what came in the mail today besides more cookies? (gah) My King Arthur Flour order with all of the ingredients for my ….. you guessed it… holiday cookies!
That box can sit there for a week or so.