Are you on Pinterest? If so, you should follow me ! Ok that aside, if you are on it you know then how addictive it is. What I find amusing is how much people don’t actually do any of the recipes, clothes, or decorating ideas that they pin. Personally, I use it a lot. I like finding new recipes and new crafts to play with. I haven’t gotten to everything yet but I am working on it.
Most recently I found a site called Craft Fail and they feature the things you find on Pinterest. I think I may be just as addicted to that site as I am Pinterest. Why? Because I find that several projects I try out fail or start to fail. Most recently, it’s been baking items that I have been making to take with me to Type A Parent Conference.
1. Nutella Cookies. Boasting only 4 ingredients makes one feel like they will be easy, right? Wrong. I followed the recipe to a T and got a very dry dough. Not to mention there were no instructions to grease the cookie sheet or if they were okay on ungreased. I greased the sheet out of my own experience and was thankful I did. The instructions should have included another egg to give it the right consistency as well. And as much as I love Nutella, I don’t think these cookies are all that tasty. It needs something to kick it up a notch. So folks, 4 ingredient cookies aren’t always the best way to go!
2. Cheese Mints. The name alone makes me cringe but the hubs swear they are wonderful (I have yet to taste one). Fortunately I have been in the kitchen enough years to spot the problems with this recipe. I would almost swear that when the person typed up the recipe, she guessed at her measurements. I was hesitant to make these but figured surely I was over thinking it and the recipe was probably fine. But of course I had to “fix” it as I went. Instead of measuring out 3 tbsp of cream cheese, I opted to use the last 4 oz (half a bar) I had from another recipe I made. I also opted for a neon green food coloring because I had no yellow. Before you wrinkle your face and think “Omg NEON?”, it was just two drops and gave it a nice pale lime green color. Not a mint color really but it doesn’t look like a big booger either. Anyway once I started doing the powdered sugar additions I came to two revelations. The first was “I really don’t have 4 cups of powdered sugar…..shit!”. Then a minute later “What the hell? I use 4 cups and this will be one hell of a crumbled mess!”. So in the end it worked out that I didn’t have to make a mad dash to the store at 11:30 pm. But really, 4 oz is more than 3 tbsp and I used almost 3 cups of powdered sugar. If 4 oz didn’t need 4 cups of powdered sugar, how the hell did she think 3 tbsp would? Surely measuring utensils are not that much different from each other! Furthermore 1/4 cup fine sugar was recommended for rolling the mints in before squashing them with a fork. I made 40 mints and used less than 2 tbsp. So either I didn’t sugar them up like she did or I fall back to guesstimating measurements. But it’s okay, I made it work and the hubs declared that I could not let them leave the house. He won’t help me pack or pack up the car so he won’t know they are gone.
3. Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookies . Actually nothing went really wrong with this one. Aside from mine don’t look near as pretty and uniform as the picture. But my drop cookies never do. Nope, just wanted to link y’all because they are yummy!