Mama Diaries

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Attack of the Cookie Monsters

'Tis the season for baking Christmas cookies. I've been in full swing at my pad, making all sorts of delightful confections. This has not gone unnoticed by the cookie monsters. They lurk in shadowy places, waiting for me to put the cookies in tins and leave them unattended.

The first cookie monster attack occurred about a week ago. I had baked a batch of my famous chocolate chip cookies. (I only bake this recipe at Christmas because they're so decadent.)  The recipe yielded 60 cookies. I placed the cookies in tins, and hid most of them. Unfortunately, it's a little tough to hide that many cookies. One tin was not concealed well enough. Sure enough, the cookie monsters struck. The next morning, the tin was not in its place. When I opened it, the cookies were missing. And the little monsters didn't even leave a thank you note.

I was determined not to let this happen again. I baked a batch of different cookies while the monsters were out. I put them in tins and hid them in the cold basement. I figured they'd be safe there. Unfortunately, the smell of cookies lingered far longer than I had anticipated. As soon as the monsters returned, they smelled cookies.

"Where are they?" the biggest monster asked.

I scowled. "I'm not telling."

"Oh, yeah?" The biggest monster grinned. "Come on," he called to the little monsters. "Let's go find the cookies!"

Their noses led them right to the stash. With a look of triumph, they opened the lid and started munching.

Next year, I'm buying a cookie safe, and locking it down. I've had enough of these cookie monster attacks!

49 comments:

  1. Have to put your cookies under lock and key Sherry.
    Great story.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes, I do. This sort of thing happens every year!

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  2. Hi, Sherry!

    I know how that goes. Mrs. Shady has been making pies and baking cookies throughout the holiday season and they disappear rather quickly. (More often than not she is the munching culprit. :) I noticed that your cookie monsters were able to talk. By chance, did any of them say "WOOF WOOF"? :)

    I wish you and your whole gang, Schultz included, a very merry Christmas, dear friend!

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    1. No. Our cookie monsters don't woof or meow. They talk.

      Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!

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  3. You need to teach Schultz to be a better cookie guard, or just get the safe

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    1. Schultz would probably help. I'd better get the safe!

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  4. Tell Schultz he's going to be replace by a human bloodhound.

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    1. At least when it comes to sniffing for cookies!

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  5. Oh my gosh Sherry... it looks like you will have to put them under lock and key... lol... too funny ♡

    Enjoy the upcoming holidays xox

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    1. Wishing you a very Happy New Year as well!

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  6. I think the cookie safe is the only solution! :)

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  7. I say it's time to play a trick on the cookie monsters. Put some papers in the tin with only one cookie and hide the rest in jars. :)

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    1. That's brilliant! I'll have to try that next year!

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  8. Put broccoli and cauliflower in a tin. hahahahahaha

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. LOL. I quit trying to hide the Christmas goodies. My guys always find them. I just tell them which bags are for giving as gifts and which bags they can sneak from. So far it works for us. : )

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    1. Hi Susanne, So nice to see you again! Christmas goodies are really tough to hide!

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  10. Nothing like the aroma of cookies fresh out of the oven...well, maybe bread. ;)

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  11. Hahaha! At my family's house, I was always the cookie monster! (In fact, I'm still the cookie monster at my own house -- nothing sugary or chocolaty is safe.)

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    1. My mom actually counted the cookies before she put them in tins. She always knew when one was missing when she took them out of the freezer. ;)

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  12. LOL. Poor cookies. They never stood a chance!

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  13. Yup, you need to lock them up. Or make enough extra to placate the cookie monsters.

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    1. I've had to make extra, because the cookie monsters complain loudly when I make trays of cookies and give them away.

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  14. Haha! This is kind of the opposite to my baking. I tend to make drastically more than my wife and I could ever eat and I end up just giving cookies away to our neighbors

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    1. I make a lot, too. But that doesn't stop the cookie monsters from demolishing them.

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  15. Well I never, you too have a cookie monster? I thought our Christmas cookies would be safe this year given that My CM has recently had major dental surgery. But oh no, he merely softens them in a glass of milk/cup of tea.

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    1. Haha! When there's a will, there's a way!

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  16. Lol:) In a way it's actually a big compliment;) Merry Christmas to you and yours this year! :)

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    1. I guess the cookies are good! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  18. Maybe you can make a bunch of regular cookie tins and then one tin that's full of poisoned cookies, and only you will know which one is poisoned, so anyone who breaks into a tin risks death?

    Wait, that's a little dark. Never mind.

    Oh, and we both just wanted to thank you for your review of Tuck Watley! Not just that you reviewed him, but that you enjoyed him, too. That means a lot to us! Have a Merry Christmas!

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    1. That is dark!

      Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed your book. It made me laugh all the way through it! Nice job!

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  19. A cookie safe still may not keep out the cookie monsters.
    Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year for 2017.
    And blessings of Love, Hope & Joy to you and your family, Sherry. <3

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! Happy New Year to you, too!

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  20. It sounds as if you're the victim of an organized mob, Sherry. You may have to call in reinforcements. I'm available as cookie guard. :-)

    Have a wonderful Christmas and save some cookies for New Years!

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    1. Uh huh. What kind of cookie guard would you be? ;)

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  21. Those cookie monsters love your cookies. :) A safe could be worth the time rebaking! My mom used to bake cookies all the time. She would freeze some for later (in our garage freezer). Imagine her horror when she went to get cookies and they were ALL gone! My brothers and their friends ate them cold while playing basketball in our driveway. So- your story reminded me of growing up. :)

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. I bet this sort of thing has happened to a lot of moms!

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  22. Never leave cookies unattended. Whenever I leave cookies unattended, I am sure my alter ego is going to find them and eat them. It's not a good diet :)

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    1. You have to watch those alter egos!

      Have a wonderful New Year!

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  23. that darn, cookie smell evidence! you always find fun ways to tell your stories! hope things are well for you down in Georgia. I'm anxious to visit again, but circumstances have prevented me. soon!

    and thanks for stopping by my Cradle Rock release tour =)
    merry merry and happy happy!!!

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    1. I hope I get to see you next time you visit!

      Best of luck with your new book.

      Happy New Year!

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