TWD – Cafe Volcano Cookies

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I promise you that I have never photographed anything as ugly as this. I mean these are uuuuuuugly.  Then again, I don’t think I’ve ever MADE anything as ugly as this.

I mean, suuuure cakes have fallen. Bundt cakes exploded (don’t ask). Soggy cheesecakes. Burnt-beyond-recognition cookies.

But this, this is in a class of its own.

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They look like… like…. gosh I can hardly bring myself to type it and send it out into cyberspace. Fecal matter. There, I said it. And I will never say it again. Scout’s honor.

They taste, well… they weren’t MY favorite (least favorite Dorie recipe actually) but my nutty lovin’ mom liked em so they couldn’t have been THAT bad.

I think it would be fun to get pictures from all my readers of all the things gone awry in their kitchens. I see far too many perfectly photographed pictures of food and IIII knoooow that I’m not the only one in the kitchen who has those flops. These cookies gave me an idea for a monthly (or heck even weekly) spot on my blog: Ugliest Baked Goods Contest. There are no prizes (yet?) except for the satisfaction that you are not alone in this. SO, if you’re interested in being showcased for a few laughs (I’ll be posting mine as well) send me an email ( with a picture or however many you deem necessary. How often I post depends on how many pictures I get. 🙂 Bake on and photograph those flops!!

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Visit The Lonely Sidecar for the recipe and a cute post about her tie to these cookies.

Not that you WANT to see, but more pics are here.


8 thoughts on “TWD – Cafe Volcano Cookies

  1. Well, mine look slightly different, but it was the same recipe, so maybe they just weren’t a hit for you. On the other hand, we loved them! The guys inhaled the whole half batch of them before I could take my usual weekly “taste tester” photo! Maybe next week…pecan pie…do you like pecan pie? I hope so.

  2. Now we know why there isn’t a picture of these in the book! Even a pro would have a tough time making these look good. Glad your mom enjoyed them!

  3. I’m so with you on these – I could barely bring myself to post them on my blog they were so unattractive. I don’t like nuts so I didn’t even get to see if they were tasty despite their appearance 🙂

  4. There really is no way to make these look pretty, is there? I don’t often post pre-baked photos, but I did with this one.

    I’ve had my share of flops, though I’m probably too vain to photograph many of them. I’ll see what I can come up with for you. I had a terrible ice cream disaster once and posted that on my blog.

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