Foodie Friday: Baking Blunder


Happy Friday all! I hope that you are doing well. So I meant to have an awesome recipe for you all today but I messed it up. Mistakes are good learning experiences thought and I decide to share this one with you so that we can all learn and maybe I can laugh at myself.

The recipe I was attempting to make is called Sage Thumbprint Cookies. Once the cookies are done the thumbprint is filled with blackberry preserves. I intend to actually post the recipe – hopefully next week but now for my screw up.

Baking, in part, is my stress relief and I tend to baking in the evening when I’ve had a long day. I’m using being tired as an excuse for my actions here. I mix the flour, baking soda, and fresh sage in one bowl then move on to creaming the butter. This step is my down fall. The recipe reads “1 Cup butter softened.” How did I read it? As “1 Stick…” So from one cup to one-quarter of a cup.img_1613

I really noticed that there was an issue after I added the flour mixture to the butter, egg, sugar mix. Everything was too crumbly, just barely sticking together. I kept glancing over the directions to make sure I hadn’t missed any ingredient. It wasn’t until I was about three-quarters of the way through the baking process that I noticed my mistake.img_1614

Needless to say I was not happy with myself. I felt that I had wasted time and energy as well as the baking supplies and I had. However, screw ups happen. If the worst thing I manage to mess up is a batch of cookies well then things aren’t too bad.img_1615The cookies actually taste pretty good; they are just a bit dry. 

I hope you enjoyed this brief tale. I’d love to know about your kitchen mishaps if you are willing to share. Have a great weekend!

12 comments on “Foodie Friday: Baking Blunder”

  1. They sound delicious! And I bet smell heavenly! Mistakes on cooking is how we learn. We’ve all been there! And don’t forget, 1 stick is 1/2 cup, not 1/4 cup, but it is 1/4 pound. Can you grate them up and use as a crust like you would graham crackers?

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    1. You’re right.. It is 1/2 a cup. I blame allergies keeping me awake at night.

      I considered the crust but I already baked them into cookies and they are actually pretty good.


  2. I’ve had so many kitchen mishaps, I don’t know where to start lol. A silly one is when I misread the quantities, and put more coco powder than flour in the cake! I fixed it by cooking a double batch, and it actually turned out pretty good. Disaster averted!

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