Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cookie Outrage

"I can't believe you made Dad ANOTHER batch of those yucky cookies . . . a double batch no less . . . before making me some of MY favorite cookies! How long has it been since I've gotten ANY of my Molasses Apple Cookies anyway? Huh? HUH?"

No matter how old you are there are times when you just have to let it all go and revert back to being a little kid when the universe revolved around you and only you. You have to stomp your foot and throw a small hissy-fit.

This was the scene that took place in my kitchen yesterday when my daughter popped in on her way to her office in town.

A little background material. This child (I say "child" even though she's well into her fourth decade of life) dislikes walnuts. A lot. Her father's favorite cookie at the moment is Walnut Clusters which are chock full of walnuts and a picture of which appeared in my blog post yesterday. It so happens that at first glance Walnut Clusters look very much like Apple Molasses Cookies which are my daughter's favorite. (A cookie, by the way, that I don't think she has EVER made herself. I know, I know, Mom's always taste better.) Glancing at that picture in my yesterday's post, she thought I had made Apple Molasses Cookies . . . her desire for which she has been hinting strongly recently. Then imagine her plummeting hopes (not to mention primed taste buds) when she realized they were NOT her beloved Apple Molasses Cookies but, yet again (!), those yucky Walnut Clusters.

Well, I guess I know what I'll have to squeeze into my schedule today. 'Sokay, it's a cold day, a good day for baking cookies. What kind? Oh, I don't know. Maybe I'll make some Molasses Apple Cookies for a change.

16 comments:

Erin said...

Apple Molasses Cookies? Oh... you mean NARCISSISTIC COOKIES! Henceforth they shall be renamed LOL! (I'll duck now since she will hurl something virtually now!)

That's funny - tell her to watch her mailbox, maybe for Christmas Santa will give her a lifetime membership to the bag-o-walnuts of the month club!

Walnut Clusters sound divine, you keep on baking, Mama!

Jane said...

Oh how nice you still make your daughter cookies. My Mom had 7 dishes she made 7 days a week. I have never once asked her to make any of them again. Enough said.

Faye said...

I'm with your girl, I'm not fond of walnuts in any way.

BUT I think Erin may be on to something with the walnut teasing!

Here's my thought: Put ONE walnut in each apple cookie :-) (you know, just to assert your 'mamma-won't-bend-totally-to-tantrum-ing' roflmao)

(and now I'll join Erin in cyber-ducking cause she's not gonna think we're funny is she?!??!, lol)

Faye

Jenyfer Matthews said...

You know, I'm not big on walnuts either, but apple molasses don't sound so tempting either. If I throw a tantrum will you make me peanut butter or choc chip???

;)

Kelly said...

Jane- I am chuckling.

As for those cookies, I am hoping there will be a recipes, because I just happened to have baking a dark sweet cookie on my mind these last few days. I normally make something called Lumberjacks, but these little cookies of yours sound very interesting indeed.

Emme said...

Apple Molasses Cookies sound fantastic! By the way, my eldest is 17. I had hoped that they would outgrow the whole "but mom, you never make my favorite...." It sounds like it will still happen when she is grown and gone (sigh).

Chicken Mama said...

"I can't believe you made Dad ANOTHER batch of those yucky cookies . . . a double batch no less . . . before making me some of MY favorite cookies! How long has it been since I've gotten ANY of my Molasses Apple Cookies anyway? Huh? HUH?"

You forgot to add, "WHO's been under more stress lately, me or Dad? WHO needs cookies MORE right now?!" And your answer of "Your dad - from stressing about YOU!" holds NO water with me!

"No matter how old you are there are times when you just have to let it all go and revert back to being a little kid when the universe revolved around you and only you. You have to stomp your foot and throw a small hissy-fit."

Damn straight - it's the only way to get any decent cookies in your house. Dad being stressed . . . puleeze. ;p

Erin, you can be expecting a UNFRIEND via Facebook later today, thank you very much!

Jane, hush up . . . you're making me feel guilty. ;)

Faye?! You, too, you're OUTTA here!

Oh, yes, Emme, we never outgrow it. Kinda like you'll never outgrow worrying about them, no matter HOW old they are!

I wonder if Mom and I will still be having these "arguments" in another 20 years? I can only HOPE! :) (Ohhh, that made me sad to think about. You ARE gonna be here forever, aren't you, Mommy?)

Erin said...

(snicker-snort) LOL.... I wonder what my kids will be demanding in 20 years? :) Probably laundry

Susan said...

Oh, gee whiz. Another delicious Mama Pea recipe. I don't care who is more stressed - demanding tummies want the recipe! Give it up, Mama Pea!!!

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Mama Pea said...

Erin - Your "bag-o-walnuts of the month club" had me guffawing! (Gives me a good idea of something to put in her stocking at Christmas this year. Hee-hee.)

Jane - I'm sorry, Jane. (But I still laughed out loud at your wonderfully dry sense of humor. Sorry.)

Faye - You HAVE NO IDEA how much that would tick her off!

Jen - If I thought there was snow ball's chance in Cairo of a box of peanut butter cookies ever making it to you before July of 2011, I'd send one right off!

Kelly - Oh, rats. Now I have to type up the recipe for the Apple Molasses Cookies. ;o) I'll do a short post on them later, and also a link to the recipe for the Walnut Clusters.

Emme - Welcome and thanks for commenting! Being a mother and all that entails? It. Never.
Ends. :o)

Chicken Mama - PPPbbbbthppth!

Susan - Your wish is my command!

Anonymous said...

Poor Chicken Mama! ;-) You know, if there are any of those Walnut Clusters left you could just send them my way...

Mama Pea said...

Let's Be Self-Sufficient - Hi, welcome and thanks for commenting!

The Walnuts Clusters are going fast with Cookie Man in the house but I do have a container of them squirreled away in the freezer where he doesn't know they are.

Mama Pea said...

Let's Be Self-Sufficient - Hi, welcome and thanks for commenting!

The Walnuts Clusters are going fast with Cookie Man in the house but I do have a container of them squirreled away in the freezer where he doesn't know they are.

The Apple Pie Gal said...

Ha! I am TOTALLY with ChickenMama on this one! 100% I will whine, stomp, throw down that mom picks favorites, whatever it takes to get me my Chocolate Chip cookies, which I seldom make myself because YES...Mom's are always better.

So...you best be makin' that girl LOTS of cookies forever and ever and ever.

;) I got your back ChickenMama!!!

Mama Pea said...

APG - Suddenly I feel out numbered.