My mom and I recently decided to try a few new things for my niece's 16th birthday party. Some were a success, others were not. Today - I bring you our failures.
If you're on Pinterest, there's a good chance you've seen these cookie bowls. The caption simply claims that if you turn a muffin pan upside down, you too can have beautiful cookie bowls of your own! Well guess what - that is FALSE. This is a prime example of why you should NEVER trust the captions on Pinterest, but instead click through to the actual site. Because in this case, the link would take you to the Wilton site which explains you need a special pan to do this - an Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan. Who knows if it'd actually make a difference, but this would have been good information to have out front. But that's what happens when you don't thoroughly read directions! One day I will learn. One day.
I enlisted my mom to make these simple treats. She texted me this picture and I couldn't stop laughing at the sight of it. Those didn't quite turn out like the picture. Granted, you probably would have better luck with a non-stick pan...but still. The way those spread out is crazy. Sorry I led you astray mom. But thanks for the laugh. :)Katie posted about these cool Williams Sonoma Message-in-a-Cookie Cutters where you can stamp cookies with the message of your choice. Wouldn't it be cool to personalize your cookies for events - in a simple way? I thought so too, so I picked up a set.
Then I decided to enlist Patrick's help so I didn't lose my mind. He's actually quite resourceful in the kitchen. After changing up a few things, we managed to not burn them. However - the stamping was still completely disappearing when we took them out of the oven, so we stamped them again while they were still hot and that's how we were able to get it to show up. It only worked on 2 out of the 6 cookies though, so it's not a foolproof method. Also? The cookies were about as soft as a hockey puck. Not exactly something I'd want to try to sink my teeth into.
So there you have it friends. Have you ever made either of these - successfully?? Any tips or tricks, or should I permanently mark these off my list of things to make?