Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Great American Cookie Experience

This week's Saturday youth activity "cookie bake" was to start at 10 AM. The elders were in charge and said they would buy all the ingredients.

Everyone arrived by 11 AM. Then the elders went out looking for missing ingredients. (Eye rolling here.)

They started with peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies by mixing ingredients in a bowl.

"Shouldn't we put this on the stove to cook?" I asked.

Before cookies went into the oven
Elder Omer, Note, Phleng, NaNo, Elder Unsworth, Not pictured:
Elder Chambers and Trabing
"Oh, really?"

We found an oversized pot in the kitchen.

The activity became more comical from there. No oatmeal. Off to the store--again. None available in the local convenience stores.

No milk. Off to the vender next door.

Back again. They boiled, mixed, and poured the mix onto a cookie sheet to cool--without oatmeal. Peanut butter oatmeal-less no bake cookies.

Yummy tasting peanut butter fudge.

Did I mention the Thai people in general don't care for peanut butter? Hmm.

Next came Hershey thumbprint sugar cookies. No Hershey kisses. Off to the store. Substitute M&Ms. The oven never got very hot. Baked extra long.

Everyone nibbled politely on the finish products. Wrinkled noses. So much for the American Cookie experience.

I personally thought both cookies turned out delicious.


  1. That is too funny! I would have thought they tasted delicious as well :)

  2. It was definitely one of those disaster moments you can laugh about later. Yep.