Cookie fail

I decided to make oatmeal cookies last week. I followed a recipe from a cookbook exactly and they came out…. well…

Yeah. I was like what?! So I did this immediately after:

I turned them into little cookie balls, but I was still determined to make the cookies look like normal oatmeal cookies.

So I tried again and they came out flat and big:

At that point I knew I had to adjust the recipe or figure something else out.

The cookbook is pretty popular, so I browsed some online forums and other people were complaining that their cookies came out the same way. I didn’t feel so bad! I checked out some recommendations and made some modifications.

My perfected recipe and cookie picture will be in my next post πŸ™‚


Have you ever had a baking/cooking fail?

[I had a pumpkin pie fail in November… LOL]



  1. One time, I was making apple muffins. I had just put them in the oven when the power failed. They turned out very dense and soggy rather than light and muffinny. Totally not my fault, so I tried again a few days later. That time, I forgot to put sugar in them. Oops. Next time, though, I made perfect apple muffins. πŸ™‚

  2. Hahaha I have no idea why that first picture is making me laugh so hard, it’s like a cookie blanket! I love your idea of making them into balls though! πŸ™‚
    I have baking fails quite often in these parts haha

  3. I had this EXACT same thing happen–but it was with a chocolate-raspberry cookie recipe. Ended up with one giant sheet of cookie. And I’d made the recipe twice before, so I have no idea what went wrong that one round.

  4. Idk how any not-burnt, edible, and tasty-looking cookie could be considered a fail!!

    I think you might actually have the next great idea since cake balls right here πŸ™‚ Cookie Balls!!

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