Friday, May 15, 2009

Chocolate Cherry Disaster

Somehow, I managed to marry a man who doesn't care much for chocolate. There are a few chocolatey treats he does enjoy, like brownies and these chocolate covered cherry cookies his mom always makes for Christmas and Valentine's Day. Since he's the one bringing home all the dough these days, I thought I'd surprise him one day this week and have some waiting when he got home from work. I'm not going to lie, I've always been pretty good at making cookies. How hard could these be, I figured?

If you've ever had Rita's cookies, you know they look nothing like this.

Right away when they came out of the oven, though, I knew something was wrong. For one, they were way too big. For two, the color didn't look the same, and to make matters worse, the chocolate sauce that goes on top the cherry had oozed down to the pan and sort of burned. The cookies stuck to the cookie sheet - and I've never had cookies stick to the cookie sheet. Oh, well, maybe they'll taste the same, I thought. But, no, they don't. Except I thought they didn't taste chocolatey enough, but Chris said they taste too chocolatey. Huh? It's not that they're so bad they're inedible, but they're definitley different. The other night when Chris was in the kitchen and I asked him to bring me one, he said "I'll bring you as many as you want. I don't think I'm having any more of them." Oh, my husband, never one to mince his words.


Cathe Holden said...

Too bad you consider it a disaster. I love chocolate so much I could print out that photo and eat that! They look good to me! I live with several chocoholics, it's grab, root and growl around here. Very thoughtful that you made them for him though!

On another note, I'm so very sorry to read about Daniel and Mauro. I will say a prayer for both of them and their families as soon as I post this comment.

Also, thank you for linking to my blog.

Ernesto said...

I've had the Gabel original and yes, they are quite amazing.

Don't beat yourself up too much, I'm sure they were very good. Chris, well he doesn't know what he's missing.