September 13, 2011

Kitchen Experiments (Update!)

This is by far the weirdest thing I’ve ever done in my kitchen.

My cake batter blondies turned out really dry, unfortunately, for some reason unknown to me at this time, so I made cookie dough buttercream frosting to put on top. I tried to dye the frosting blue, like these gorgeous Tiffany blue cookie cups, but the brown sugar in the frosting didn’t agree with the blue food coloring and instead came out a shade closely resembling dirty dishwater. Lovely. Oh well, I covered it with white nonpareils and called it good.

I had cut the edges off the blondies — they’re prettier that way — so I had leftover blondie edges and a little leftover frosting. I had the great idea to combine the two and make a few cake pops with the leftovers. When I started rolling the cake pops, I thought to myself, “These look a lot like cookies!” So I got another, uh, great idea to add an egg, a few chocolate chips, and make cookies.

Cake Batter Blondies + Cookie Dough Buttercream Frosting = Cookies?

I have no idea how these are going to turn out, but we’re about to find out. I’ll keep you updated!

UPDATE!

They turned out! These are such a fun little cookie. They’re not life changing or anything, but they’re certainly a good chocolate chip cookie. The edges are thin and buttery, and the middle is chewy and gooey. They were a little bit thinner than I normally like my cookies, but I probably could’ve added a little bit of flour to the mix to prevent that.

For the most part the chocolate chips overpowered the subtle flavors of the cake batter and frosting, but I did get a few bites of just cookie with no chips — it was delicious. Would love to try these with white chocolate or peanut butter chips. I will definitely be making these from now on whenever I have leftover cake and frosting. Which happens quite often if I level my layer cakes. I always hated throwing away those cake scraps and there’s always a little leftover frosting.

Now what on earth am I going to call these cookies?!



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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh September 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Oh my goodness, I am cracking up! I had an almost major kitchen catastrophe today too so it must be bad juju day in the kitchen! (But in the end, it might not be what you set out for but I bet it tastes good!!)

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Daneilia September 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Things are better when they are random sometimes lol. Love it!

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Sara September 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

You’re funny.

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Leslie Mac September 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm

The dish water color could be used to make a buttercream dolphin or something… lol

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Judy Neller September 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

It’s not always safe to use raw eggs in something which will not be cooked….danger of salmonella.

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Kay Crider September 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Just wanted you to know I made your Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Pie for my family. It was a hit! They loved it! All they could say was “OH MY GOD!” with their mouths full of pie!! :-)))))

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Constanza September 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Hello! I´m from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I follow you blog since many years ago. I love all! Question (and I´m sorry about my english) How your photos looks like vintage…old..do you understand me? :S

Gracias! (Thank you!)

Constanza

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Donna September 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I love when anyone is having as much fun in the kitchen as I am! Sounds great and can’t wait to see how your newest creation comes out!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie September 13, 2011 at 7:13 pm

It sounds like a great idea, weird how things don’t turn out how they are expected to though. Look forward to seeing the end result.

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Sandy_in_MD September 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm

It makes a lot of sense to me – can’t wait to see how they turn out.

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Debi Kelley September 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm

OMG Amanda!!!! You are just tooooo funny….. they’ll probably be the best cookies you’ve ever made.

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Sounds like a crazy day in your kitchen.

That’s ok..I didn’t know that sunflower seed butter turns things GREEN when baked so yeah, SFSButter cookies…they turn out green. Some brands of SFSButter do this worse than others.

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh September 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Great save Amanda!! I think you should call them Serendipities! :-)

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Sharon@theplaidcookieco September 13, 2011 at 8:22 pm

or Uh-Oh cookies! :)

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Lisa Thornburg September 13, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I am new to your blog and love it. I tried the Katy Perry polish you shared and bought some this weekend to celebrate the finish of my breast cancer treatment! Great pink sparkle! You can call your cookies Butter Blondes.
War Eagle

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Laura Schaaf September 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Thanks for including us in your adventures . . . Explore life – every bit of it :-) Love your posts!
BTW – what is the patter of the plate in the cookie photo? I LOVE it!

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Allison Troyer September 14, 2011 at 9:00 am

Blonkies! Blondies+Cookies. It also kind of sounds like something a cartoon character would say something didn’t go as planned. Hahahaha. “Ohh, blonkies!” Haha :oP

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Rosemary S. September 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

I read about your experiment yesterday – and came back this morning – hoping for an update! What a yummy-looking update! You’re so inventive…….

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