Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nailed it.

Have you seen the "Nailed it" memes?  My favorite is the Cookie Monster Cupcake 
{Please keep this in mind in a minute.}

Let's start at the beginning.  I had a moment of inspiration.  Peanut butter blossom cookies, but with mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the middle and chocolate covered pretzels for legs to look like spiders.

But, as with most things...this was not an original idea.  As I was walking through the grocery store to buy my peanut butter cups, the image of the cutest cookies by Kristan popped into my head.  Same idea, but with licorice legs.  I *pinned* them last year!  Duh.  I decided to make them anyway, using the pretzels.

This was going to be something quick and easy that I could make after picking kiddo up from school and before dinner. 

Well, I had my own "Nailed it" moment. (Kristan's cookies are on top.)  Behold:
nailed it. > spider peanut butter blossoms  (plus 4 more attempts!)
Yeah. 


spider peanut butter blossoms try 1 photo spiderpeanutbutterblossomsfirsttry.jpg
Try 1: peanut butter blossoms scooped in 2 teaspoon scoops.  The cookie was too small, pretzels too big, and peanut butter cups are really melty.  Not pretty.


spider peanut butter blossoms with chocolate covered pretzel legs
Try 2: peanut butter blossoms scooped in 2 TBSP scoops.  Now the cookie is big enough to hold the pretzels, but the peanut butter cup looks too small. (Hint: wait a few minutes before adding the PB cup to reduce the excessive melting like the first batch.)
spider peanut butter blossoms with chocolate covered pretzel legs


spider peanut butter blossoms ::: deliciously spooky cookies for Halloween
Try 3: peanut butter blossoms scooped in 2 TBSP scoops. Peanut butter cups plus melted chocolate for the legs.  Passable.


spider peanut butter blossoms ::: deliciously spooky cookies for Halloween
Try 4: peanut butter blossoms scooped in 2 teaspoon scoops.  Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips (these are nice, big chips) pressed into the middle, legs piped with melted chocolate.  Better.
Maybe even cute...
spider peanut butter blossoms doll eyes photo spiderpeanutbutterblossomsdolleyes.jpg
...until you look at the cookies with two chips.  Creepy doll eyes.  I guess it *is* Halloween season after all.

I'm working on eating all of the evidence. 



39 comments:

  1. I love eating the evidence of baked goods gone wrong. Such tasty catastrophes :)

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  2. Hahaha I laughed so much at your post! I love the Nailed It meme, I always end up with uncontrollable giggles. But yours were so cute -- you did nail it! Even the first little guy. :) They look so tasty. Thanks for posting!

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  3. Ahhhh, creepy doll eyes!!!! That's kind of the very best. :)

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  4. Haha! Girl, you did nail it! This post made me smile big!

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  5. Aww I think the last attempt is rather cute!

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  6. Peanut butter blossoms are a favorite, these came out so cute!

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  7. Nothing like dedication to the cause. And perseverance. At least the subject matter is pretty fabulous. It's not like you're testing recipes for pea soup or something. LOL I think they're all adorable!

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  8. Oh my gosh, Bridget, you have me cracking up! Too funny! "Creepy doll eyes." :)

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  9. Oh my gosh, Bridget, you have me cracking up! Too funny! "Creepy doll eyes." :)

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  10. I love this! Well, not that you failed, but that you show us that even the best bakers can have their "nailed it" moments! You're awesome!

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  11. You are so adorable! Happy Birthday sweet one! xo

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  12. This made me snort coffee out of my nose.

    And also, worry a little more about the firetruck cake I have to make this weekend.

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  13. THANK YOU for sharing! So encouraging for us wanna bes!. I could show you a few of my attempts at frosting cookies like you do...and you just might cry! Or, I could show you the Ring cake (ring as in Lord of the RINGS) using my donut maker. The ideas was good, and easy, until I had to frost all the "rings". As a last stitch-effort of making Lord of the Rings themed cake, I stacked them, like a pyramid, and poured ganache over top. I called it Mount Doom. Which kinda fit considering how gloomy it looked.

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  14. Um, the last round... they kinda look like ticks. :-/

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  15. I loved this! I burst out laughing as soon as I saw it!

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  16. FABULOUS! I loved all the incarnations of this crazy cookie. Enjoy eating the rejects!

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  17. Thanks for the laugh! Good to know I'm not the only one who "nails" things!

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  18. It is frustrating when things don't turn out as we'd expect. Thank you for sharing your humanity. In today's world, I have to remind myself that I'm not superwoman and shouldn't strive to be. By the way, they look delicious.

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  19. haha all that matters is how they taste going inside the belly! hahaha cute!

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  20. Hahahaha, I had my own "nailed it moment" last night with soft cookies, thank God my kids are between 5-2 and ate the whole batch and didn't care how the frosting or the shape of those cookies looked! Hehehehe

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  21. :-) I actually like the first incarnation with the too big legs...creepy tarantula, and the last with the creepy dolly eyes! Happyish accidents!

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  22. You did a good job!! The most important thing is that you tried, and ate them!! I bet they tasted so good.

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  23. The best thing about decorated treats that don't look the way you wanted is that you get to eat the mistakes. That sounds like a win to me.

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  24. Baahahaha they're still super cute!! I don't even attempt things like this knowing full well they'll turn out bad, lol.

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  27. This post made me laugh! Love the cookies!

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  28. If you eat the evidence, it never happened. Words to live by.

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  29. LMAO! At the first pic of the "doll eyes" I thought, "Eeww, those look like creepy eyes", then I read your comment. Hahaha! I'm glad it's not just me that has decorating fails. I did like one of the smaller ones with the pretzel legs--very tarantula-like! Maybe a 1tbsp or 1.5tbsp batch would work? Inbetween the 2tsp and the 2tbsp I think would be a good size. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Hahaha! Bridge, I love this post. But, quite honestly, you had me at #1. That spider cookie at top center is pretty creepy! Love the legs on that one...like a tarantula. Very Halloweeny. Thanks for sharing, m'lady!

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  31. hahaha, It's good to know that i'm not the only one that makes mistakes with baking! all of them are great! But I'm def trying the one with the chips so so cute!

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  32. So adorable and I simply loved your first one with the pretzel legs...Looks like giant sized spiders...Loved the little ones too!

    Shobha

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  33. haha! thanks for sharing your not-so-perfect treats... we're all human (well, until proven otherwise...). I bet they were tasty.

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  34. thank you for sharing. its so nice to see that everyone has kitchen mishaps ! a lot of bloggers seem to only post successes and beautiful photos but it truly is helpful when you post the process of what you went through and to remind us that no one is perfect in the kitchen !

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