A Yummy Disaster


My kids baked cookies last night.

By themselves.

It was quite an event…

They had a few problems cracking the eggs, I caught my eight-year-old pouring sugar straight out of the measuring cup… into his mouth, and they had a hard time getting all the ingredients into the mixing bowl.

The kitchen turned into a mini-disaster…

baking mess on counter
and when I told my kids that, my daughter replied, licking her fingers and smiling, “Yeah, but it’s a yummy disaster!”

She scooped the cookies a TAD bigger than normal, leaving one tiny cookie on the tray…

and then explained, “That one’s for my fish. He can’t eat chocolate chips.”

Minus all the mess and chaos–and the fact that the cookies came out the size of small pancakes and a little overdone–I have to say the kids did a great job.

The fish thought so too.

(Call me a bad fish owner, but the kids really did feed their fish cookies. And they seemed to like them just as much as we did. :)


48 Comments on A Yummy Disaster

  1. Happy
    September 2, 2009 at 3:05 am (8 years ago)

    They look like they had fun! And what fish doesn't love a little treat now and then? :-)

  2. Muthering Heights
    September 2, 2009 at 3:20 am (8 years ago)

    That is so funny…I had no idea fish would eat cookies!

  3. Alicia
    September 2, 2009 at 4:00 am (8 years ago)

    Oh yum! Makes me want to make cookies now!

  4. Danielle
    September 2, 2009 at 4:11 am (8 years ago)

    What a nice Mom! So the question is who cleaned up the disaster? Here is my Wordless Wednesday!

  5. Melissa
    September 2, 2009 at 4:11 am (8 years ago)

    I think I have to go find some chocolate now! I love that you just let them go on their own! What fun!

  6. Jennifer
    September 2, 2009 at 4:12 am (8 years ago)

    Oh I miss when my kids would cook on their own. I mean they still do, but they are older and the messes are less cute. ;) Happy WW!

  7. Mama Mel
    September 2, 2009 at 4:19 am (8 years ago)

    So funny! I would have laughed… even after I saw the mess! Very cute! :)

  8. Leonard Family
    September 2, 2009 at 4:41 am (8 years ago)

    Sounds like a lot of messy fun! So did the fish eat the cookie? lol

  9. Buckeroomama
    September 2, 2009 at 4:43 am (8 years ago)

    I bet they had a blast baking their own cookies. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  10. Momstart
    September 2, 2009 at 5:37 am (8 years ago)

    my cookies look like that all the time, well, when my kids help

  11. Becca
    September 2, 2009 at 5:38 am (8 years ago)

    What a funny story to go along with the pictures. Great WW :)

  12. Jamie
    September 2, 2009 at 6:15 am (8 years ago)

    One for the fish…love it!

  13. Jamie
    September 2, 2009 at 6:16 am (8 years ago)

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  14. kailani
    September 2, 2009 at 6:39 am (8 years ago)

    My kids love to bake, too!

  15. Sidnie
    September 2, 2009 at 7:31 am (8 years ago)

    How fun!And I love that they shared with the fish!

  16. Ave
    September 2, 2009 at 8:42 am (8 years ago)

    These cookies look good!So great that they thought on fish too :D

  17. Kristen@nosmallthing
    September 2, 2009 at 9:35 am (8 years ago)

    I love it! I totally would have let them feed the fish, too. I think I would have enjoyed those cookies more than any other cookie.

  18. Casey's trio
    September 2, 2009 at 9:45 am (8 years ago)

    Aren't you awesome for letting that cookie project occur….so funny!

  19. blueviolet
    September 2, 2009 at 9:48 am (8 years ago)

    I think they did amazingly well!

  20. Jessica
    September 2, 2009 at 9:49 am (8 years ago)

    Oh my gosh! That's so awesome! LOL And your counter doesn't look too messy. :-)How fun for them, and I agree, you're a great mom for letting them do that!

  21. Upstatemomof3
    September 2, 2009 at 10:41 am (8 years ago)

    I say cookies can never be too big. :)

  22. Shelly
    September 2, 2009 at 12:17 pm (8 years ago)

    The kids fed the fish cookies! I've never seen a fish eat a cookie. How funny! lolhttps://atticgirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/wordless-wednesday-fall-is-on-its-way.html

  23. ~Sandy~
    September 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm (8 years ago)

    i love it! that was very brave of you to let them have control over the kitchen :) you should market a new fish food containing cookies! happy ww, thanks so much for stopping by.

  24. Jenni Jiggety
    September 2, 2009 at 1:26 pm (8 years ago)

    FUN!I haven't been brave enough to let my boys loose in the kitchen…

  25. Kimberly
    September 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm (8 years ago)

    My ww is about kids cooking too! I didn't capture the mess on camera… my feet were sticking to the floor to much to track it to the camera…

  26. Susie
    September 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm (8 years ago)

    They did a great job! That mess could have been much worse:-)

  27. Octamom
    September 2, 2009 at 2:13 pm (8 years ago)

    I am LOVING that you let the kids share their culinary creations with the goldfish–awesome!Blessings!

  28. Dakotapam
    September 2, 2009 at 4:01 pm (8 years ago)

    I love it! But the mess would give me high blood pressure! I make enough mess on my own. We tend towards place and bake cookies here, I'm a great cook, but an embarassing baker!

  29. Emily
    September 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm (8 years ago)

    Now all you need is a picture of the fish! Too cute! (And the cookies look delicious, by the way)

  30. Marina K. Villatoro
    September 2, 2009 at 5:27 pm (8 years ago)

    That's so funny…!!! The fish must have been really happy

  31. Andrea
    September 2, 2009 at 5:41 pm (8 years ago)

    I always have to close my eyes to the mess my daughter makes when she creates in the kitchen! At least they are learning to love cooking.Sometimes if I don't have enough dough left to make a decent size cookie, I scatter the dough in crumbles in bake them to make cookie crumbs. Yummy! Although I wouldn't want to deprive your fish! :)

  32. Kim H.
    September 2, 2009 at 5:48 pm (8 years ago)

    That is just PRECIOUS!!! And I love that they made one for their fish. How generous.And I loved how they used parchment! :)

  33. Kimberly Kihega
    September 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm (8 years ago)

    Well, I learned something new! Bet they had a great time!

  34. Ronel Sidney
    September 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm (8 years ago)

    Just stopping by to say hello… those cookies look yummy!!

  35. Kelly
    September 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm (8 years ago)

    yep…I'd still eat them! looks like they had fun!

  36. Petula
    September 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm (8 years ago)

    It seems like they had fun doing it. I'm glad you guys & the fish enjoyed the treat. :)

  37. GG
    September 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm (8 years ago)

    I found you, Genny! I had lost your blog url, but now it's found. Yay!

  38. KellieS
    September 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm (8 years ago)

    These are the events that memories are made of. The kitchen really is much more than the place to cook and do dishes. Yummy disasters are the best. My son made up a game that we play on the weekends. Two members of our family go head-to-head against each other in a cooking competition. Someone else gets to choose the ingredients. Who ever gets the highest score in taste, presentation, and creativity wins! No prizes-just the pride of being the best cook for the night. It's so much fun!

  39. Are You Serious!
    September 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm (8 years ago)

    ♥ How funny! I haven't dared let Emma try cooking on her own yet… :)

  40. Michelle
    September 2, 2009 at 11:16 pm (8 years ago)

    What a fun mom you are! They must have been good if the fish survived them. :)

  41. RR Mama
    September 3, 2009 at 12:47 am (8 years ago)

    The boys helped me make fried pork chops tonight. I don't know who had more fun…them playing in the flour or the dog eating what they dropped on the floor.

  42. Multiple personalities..
    September 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm (8 years ago)

    Isn't it fun when kids take over the kitchen? You just never know what'll come out of there when they get creative. And those cookies do look yummy, despite the odd shape and size. :-)

  43. Deanna
    September 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the great story. What is it about those darn eggs that make them such a challenge… even to us big kids!

  44. confused homemaker
    September 3, 2009 at 4:12 pm (8 years ago)

    great story! it's great when kids get involved in cooking or baking, even if they do feed the fish cookies;)

  45. The Blonde Duck
    September 3, 2009 at 5:59 pm (8 years ago)

    I love that the fish got a cookie!

  46. Janel@Dandelion Dayz
    September 3, 2009 at 11:16 pm (8 years ago)

    Love it! My kids often eat more of the makings of cookies than they ever bake. You are a brave woman to let them do it alone!

  47. Buzzings of a Queen Bee!
    September 4, 2009 at 3:27 am (8 years ago)

    Pouring sugar straight into his mouth? THAT is awesome! I love it! :)Carrie


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