When good gingerbread goes bad, or how to ignore the directions on a pack of cookie mix

December 24, 2007 at 9:10 pm 4 comments

So this evening, I decided that it would be a wise idea to engage in cookie baking with Isaac. Because my child has a very, very short attention span, I purchased a pack of gingerbread cookie mix, you know, the kind that you add the egg, water and butter to.

here. Here’s the pic of hte front of the package.

mmmm gingerbread...

So, I began to read the directions. They seem pretty easy…

simple enough...

Notice what I have to add…1 stick butter, 1 egg and 1 tbs of water.

Let’s discuss what I did add.

1 stick butter, 1 egg, 1 CUP water.

Yeah, you read that right. One CUP water.

Needless to say, it wasn’t dough…it was this:

Lord, this isn't cookie dough. How am I going to smash this with a sugar dipped glass?

When I realized what I had done, Doug heard a resounding “OH CRAP!” from the kitchen. Then, he heard me hemming and hawing over the fact that I didn’t want to throw out this batter like stuff, and what the heck could I do with it?

Doug laughed. And laughed. And laughed.

 Well, after thinking about it, eating a babybel light cheese, and throwing out all ideas of adding lots of flour and things, I came to the conclusion that it would be just as good as a bread-type product.

So, I broke out my loaf pan, my butter and flour and went to town…

and here’s my gingerbread loaf. complete with sugar sprinkling on top.

Improvisation equals loaf instead of cookies!

But do you believe it? The stupid, stupid person was ME today! Bah!

well, Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope your baking went better than mine! I’ll see you soon with the promised large update…and what happens tomorrow morning.

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Entry filed under: family, hilarity, holidays, insanity, stupidity.

Yeah, ok… Wordless Wednesday, 12/26/07

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. theangelforever  |  December 24, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Hey, you can’t be perfect all of the time 😉

    Reply
  • 2. Robyn  |  December 24, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Sounds like something I’d do!

    I didn’t even know they made this product! (I plan on making them from scratch!)

    Merry Xmas!

    Reply
  • 3. ma2jenna  |  December 24, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    ha. haha. hahahhahahahahaha!!!

    Very creative of you though. How did it taste??

    Reply
  • 4. Lily Scrimgeour  |  December 25, 2007 at 12:36 am

    Merry Christmas! That is totally something I would do – I get so far ahead of myself sometimes that craziness ensues.

    By the way, the hubby and I are headed to his folks from tomorrow night until after New Years, and after we get back I’d like to go ahead and put your package in the mail, if that’s ok with you.

    Again, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Reply

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