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I had a restaurant in Southern New Mexico which was open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days a week, and if anyone has been in the restaurant business, this means long hours of preparing and cookin
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Cookies Become Crackers

posted at 11/8/2008 3:54 AM EST
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I had a restaurant in Southern New Mexico which was open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days a week, and if anyone has been in the restaurant business, this means long hours of preparing and cooking.%0d%0aMy three daughters (ages 8, 9 and 12) were supposed to make sugar cookies and take to their school. This was a planned school affair, which I knew nothing about until the night before. I was exhausted that night and when the girls sprang this on me, I told them they would have to wait a few minutes and let me rest. They assured me they had to do this on their own. I asked them if they knew how to read a recipe and they assured me they did. So, I got out the ingredients they needed and they told me to go sit down, they had this covered. Everything was going along fine, until my oldest daughter Tonya asked, "Mom, do we have any more vanilla?" I wondered why she needed more vanilla, when the bottle had been half full, so I went into the kitchen to see what the problem was. I said, "Why do you need more vanilla?" They said the recipe called for a cup of vanilla and there wasn't enough in the bottle. I looked at the recipe and it showed "1 tsp. vanilla". I said "It only calls for a teaspoon of vanilla." The shocked look on their faces was priceless. "You mean you don't measure everything by cups?" I asked them if everything they had put into the batter was measured by cups and they said yes. So, I asked them if they wanted to start over or try to fix what they had. They wanted to fix what they had and not waste everything. Since they had put a cup of salt in, I told them to add lots more flour and lots more sugar until the batter tasted right. They went ahead and baked what they had and took them to school the next day. They came home that next night and said everyone thought they had made really good crackers!!!

Re: Cookies Become Crackers

posted at 5/27/2011 7:33 PM EDT
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What a great way to teach your girls how to salvage a "mistake".  Plus now they will never be afraid to experiment with recipes and flavors.

Re: Cookies Become Crackers

posted at 5/27/2011 11:03 PM EDT
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What a great learning experience for them!

Re: Cookies Become Crackers

posted at 5/31/2011 8:53 AM EDT
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nice save mom, wtg teachable moment for your girls. Thanks for sharing your story

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