Sunday, February 19, 2012

{pretty cookie trouble}

I was so excited to make one of my favourite recipes
Pinwheel Cookies
{happy dance}
I have made this particular recipe many times before
the results are always beautiful
this time I decided I would use some 
pretty candy sprinkles to adorn them
so I carefully rolled them in the sprinkles
{happy dance}
wrapped them up and put them in the fridge to firm up 
for easy slicing
{happy dance} 

when the time came to bake them
I started slicing them up
{happy dance...just look how pretty they are}
I told my entire family.........  
"These are going to be nothing short of specatular"
  I popped them in the oven
happy dance
happy dance 
happy dance
{yes it was kinda sicken how happy I was}
Any guesses what happened?
 those deceivingly pretty sprinkles
totally melted into one big yucky mess in the oven
causing my smoke detector to go off
and my tears to flow
{a little exaggerating on the tear part} 
sorry no photos as I was too disappointed to think of taking any

one never to give up
I made them again with these sprinkles
And all ended well

lesson learned.....not all sprinkles are melt proof



andrea creates said...

oh no! but did they still taste good anyway?
those cookies look great :)

It's me said...

Happy from

Jelly Jam said...

Glad you got your pretty ending eventually. And they do look very pretty indeed!

Marilyn Miller said...

Thanks for the heads up on that one. They were certainly very pretty before baking.

Rizzi said...


Unknown said...

aahh bless you either way they both looked beautiful and i bet it tasted lovely ;-) dee xx

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Well they certainly made a gorgeous photo pre-oven. I would have been tempted to just eat them in raw cookie dough style. Glad you had a plan B that baked well...

Maxine said...

My mother used to make cookies like that, but hers were with chocolate, alas I do not have the recipe..Do you share yours? Makes my mouth water they look so soft.

Unknown said...

Sorry about the melt, sweetie. I'd never have thought about that either. They look deelish!
Have a lovely week ~

Dagmar said...

Good photos of the prized cookies..another lesson shared,

Unknown said...

Happy Dance that the 2nd batch turned out ever so lovely! I've had those baking disaster moments too! Glad it ended well :) Hope you're having a lovely weekend xo

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...they looked so pretty, too. My heart would have melted along with the sprinkles. Glad the 2nd batch worked out!


somepinkflowers said...

happy dancing
for the Wonderful Pre*Baking Photos
of the troubling cookies!


in Real Life:
Not all sprinkles are ovenproof!

{{ thank you, koralee, for sharing
The Real Life
parts, too }}

i.ikeda said...

So glad you were able to make them after all! They do look so pretty and yummy. How do you know which sprinkles won't melt? Trial and error? Or is there a certain consistency in brands or types? Hope you're having a wonderful, sweetness filled weekend.

Lynne said...

Beautiful sprinkles, no more. They really were pretty.

I have recently experienced a "smokin oven" and the smoke alarm didn't go off. (yes, we checked and it works.). Not fun is it?

Your next cookie batch looks pretty and yummy too!!!

(Difficult to read the verification words . . . hope this works.)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sweetening my heart today. Nothing like a pinwheel goodness of pink to brighten a day.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

will you still speak to me if I admit I had a little chuckle at your sprinkle misfortune???
Only because I knew it all worked out in the end!
Happy new week
fee x
(did you still eat the splodgy mess?)

Jen Beaudet said...

Happy dance!!! The second batch turned out beautiful and look so yummy!

Draffin Bears said...

Oh dear!... so glad that the second batch worked out.
However has made for very pretty photos.

Have a wonderful new week, dear friend

Martina said...

Happy dance and swirl around - yes to sweetness and to these adorable coockies girl!

Madelief said...

Oh Koralee,

So sorry to hear your cookies did not turn out the way you wanted to the first time. I can almost feel your happiness and disappointment. The new ones look absolutely perfect me!!!

Happy new week!

Madelief x

Monica said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry -- and your sprinkles were going to be beautiful -- but I liked the final result -- they look delicious!! Do you have the recipe posted somewhere on your blog?

wendy said...

I can imagine the totall disappointment as they were GORGEOUS with those first sprinkles.
smoke alarm worthy eh....dang
BUT, the other ones are lovely too. Such a pretty cookie.

Debi said...

What a let down. I was just admiring how cute they were and thinking I just had to make them. Glad you had a plan B. They are so pretty.

My Little Home and Garden said...

What a shame the sprinkles melted. They had looked so lovely before the oven got at them!

KaPaworld said...

I love your ideas!!

Hannah Avery said...

These cookies are so pretty! Love them!


Kristin_Texas said...

IMHO, they look too pretty to eat!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


But dear heart, the PHOTO IS PRICELESS And is worthy of being in a MAGAZINE! Oh how disappointing...your TARANTELLA turned into the dying swan dance, but look, LOOK at what you produced! They must be FABULOUS! BIG HUGS TO YOU MY HEART...I have made some big boo boos in my baking career!! LOVE YOU! Anita

Sewn With Grace said...

I was doing the happy dance with you! Defective sprinkles, that's what I say! The cookies turned out so pretty! Love them!

Unknown said...

They still look beautiful "uncooked" beautiful "eye candy" ~ love it~

Danielle Hardy said...

They look to pretty to eat :)

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Oh so happy that you found success!
I can only imagine the let down. They were spectacular indeed and looked great during their "photo shoot."

I hope you had a great weekend! I have this week free from school...but will be helping my father until Wednesday.
I'll be making his favorite cookies tomorrow morning. Date Bars ~ with fresh dates and walnuts. I think their one of my faves too!

I wish you a sweet week with lots of sprinkles all around ♥

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the big sprinkles, they look like mermaid pearls, but the smaller, the sweeter, the better ~ So, Happy Dance for the tiny sprinkles that look absolutely perfect! Lovely photos, I hope you enjoy your sweet treats! xoxo

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh no!! Well, the dough looks really really pretty anyway. Glad you could still save the day with different sprinkles.

Helen Philipps said...

Oh no! I have had baking experiences like that too.....but yours has ended so prettily and happily after all, Koralee!
Helen x

Deborah said...

Wow, these look so delicious! love this twine, just bought myself some :) have a happy week sweetie.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

francis said...

sigh this helps ....even you have surprises ......
Love the photo-process ....
mmmmm must be baking too soon .
lots of happymonday smiles for you my friend
work in progress overhere for you ...... ? smile smile

Barbara said...

And I so loved the colors, too.
But the second batch looks wonderful!

Tracey Fisher said...

Very beautiful ... I had a few misses around valentine's day - it helps to appreciate when things actually do work out - see how pretty they are in hot pink ?! - happy dance :)

Tiedupmemories said...

They look simply adorable!

Sandra van Doorn said...

these are so pretty they look unreal!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh these are such beautiful cookies dear heart! And that first attempt, though unsuccessful in the oven, is a sure HIT as a photo. And yes, I am home, loving the quiet, producing more creations and filling a large order!!!

Take each of your things on your list one at a time and VOILĂ€! You will then again produce something magical for us to admire. LOVE TO YOU SPECIAL FRIEND! Anita

found and sewn said...

Oh no! what a shame. The second batch look lovely x

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

well the sprinkles sprinkled my day with a big smile!!! i've been there and it not the best place to be but you hung in there my friend and created to sets of eye candy for us and we are thankful!!!! i know i am -- like i said i never leave here without a BIG smile and my heart filled with love! hugs...

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


Love these cookies? Are you also enjoying Family Day today?


Unknown said...

sounds like something i would do! glad the second batch turned out great! xo susan

Palomasea said...

Oh, right after our precious Anita...Koralee, dear, sorry that you had this mishap! But try, try again..and success!!! :)
They are gorgeous, and as Anita says, definitely magazine worthy, sweet friend!
Keep on baking :))
Warm hugs,
- Irina

Teresa Kasner said...

Dear Koralee.. thank you for inspiring us with the beautiful photos.. but more importantly, thanks for being honest and telling us about the smoke boo boo.. I got such a kick out of it.. you tell a good story.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jenny Holiday & Aaron said...


Well thanks bunches for letting us all know that all sprinkles are not created equal. Who knew!?

Your cookies turned out adorable!

Love your always!

And thanks bunches for popping by my tiny corner of blogland. :)

C'mon Spring!!! We need you! :)


magie said...

That is a shame about the first set of sprinkles, they looked so pretty on the dough. Glad to hear the second set was a success though :)
Have a lovely day and enjoy the cookies!

Sue said...

Oh, but they were so pretty! I sort of like hearing that not all things turn out perfectly for you too! It makes me feel better.

Lisbet / *LLL og Co.* said...

Learning by doing...!

Happy it all went okay for you the second time... :-)

Well... when I looked at your photos I thought it was marzipan. (Don't need the oven and the pretty sprinkles would survive! Idea?)

*SMILE* and greetings from Denmark

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! These look amazing!! Wishing you a lovely day! Xoxoxo

scarlett clay said...

Well the photos were worth it though, right? Just lovely and now I"m feeling like a little snack :)

malia said...

i have stuff like that happen too... it's such a bummer but it looks like everything turned out fine ( -: