Mama Diaries

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chocolate Chip Latkes

Today I decided to make chocolate chip cookies.  Except I ran out of flour.  An intelligent person would have gone to the store to get more, but apparently I'm not an intelligent person, because I didn't do that.  I baked them as they were.  Needless to say, they looked a little odd when they came out of the oven.

"Mom," my daughter said.  "What the heck are those?"

"Chocolate chip latkes," I said.

She looked at me like I was nuts.  "Seriously, Mom?"

"Yeah, seriously.  They're perfectly flat like potato latkes.  But they're not potato latkes."

My son came over to investigate.  "You really made chocolate chip latkes?" 

"Sure," I said.  "Try one."

He grabbed one off the tray and took a bite.  "Mmmm.  These are good!"

"See?"

My daughter still wasn't buying it. 

"Go ahead, try one," I told her.

She did.  "Hmmm," she said.  "These are actually pretty good."

Uh huh.

Then my son had an idea.  "Mama, can you make these on Hanukkah?"

All right.  Potato latkes and chocolate chip latkes - a new tradition!  (Now if I can only remember exactly how much flour I used!)  

21 comments:

  1. Oh, awesome! Glad to see the cookies--excuse me, latkes--ended up tasting good in the end! It's so hard to tell how something will turn out when you're forced to improvise like that...

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  2. Kudos to you! I probably would have given up on the idea. :)

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    1. No. You would've been a nutcase like me and gone ahead with it. ;)

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  3. Love the twist in a pinch. They do sound pretty good.

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    1. If they weren't already gone, I'd send you one. I guess they were a success!

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  4. A new tradition... well, why not?
    The kids to the rescue... they salvaged the situation!

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  5. See that? Who needs flour? haha...Glad they turned out good--although anything with chocolate is delicious in my opinion.

    My husband was once making boxed macaroni and cheese for our little girls (this was years ago) and, apparently, we were out of milk. (I was at work) So, since whipped cream is "a dairy product" he just added that instead. And no, it didn't come out well. haha

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    1. Hahaha! I would've liked to have seen that!

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  6. It's amazing what one can come up with in a pinch. Way to go.

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  7. Not going to the store to get more seemed to work, although now that is one more thing they'll want you to bake haha

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    1. Yeah. I have a story about something similar with baking a cake. I have no idea what I did, but my kids loved it and wanted me to replicate it. Unfortunately I haven't figured it out yet.

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  8. Good for you, glad the children liked them.

    Yvonne.

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  9. How can anything with chocolate be bad?

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. If it has chocolate in it, it has to taste good. : )

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  11. That's great. I bet they were delicious.

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