Thursday, April 5, 2012

THANK GOODNESS FOR CHICKENS~

Maple Drop Cookies...sound delicious? I thought so...I picked up this recipe at a county fair last Autumn and have since been patiently waiting for maple syrup season here in Maine to give it a try...yes, I do realize I could have purchased pure maple syrup at the grocery store, but it's just not the same as buying it locally...newly bottled...straight from the dairy farm down the road...amber gold in color...blended with my girl's farm fresh eggs...both ingredients used sparingly...my kitchen soon became fragrant with the sweetness of maple, such as that found in a sugar house...out of the hot oven they came... Winslow Homer front and center...well, really all I can say... what a disappointment...one whole cup of liquid gold wasted...directions were followed to the "T" the cookies took on the appearance of a hockey puck (they were heavy too) and the texture, that of a Bisquick biscuit...The Maple Drop Cookies were a bust...but by the look in Gladys' eye, I think she would offer a slightly different opinion... a perk to owning one's own flock of chickens...almost nothing ever goes to waste...just ask Gladys...

18 comments:

Kim said...

Aww that's too bad. So disappointing when you have high hopes for a new recipe and it doesn't live up to expectations. At least the chickens enjoyed.

Julia said...

I wonder why they didn't called the recipe Maple Syrup Biscuits. Sorry it didn't came up to your expectations. JB

Farm Girl said...

Well that is the pits when a recipe flops like that. Good thing for chickens, they never complain. Mine love anything that might be bread. :)

Anonymous said...

I know that was so frustrating but Gladys sure look pleased.
Linda in MS

JC said...

That's too bad. They sounded good. I'm not a good cook so I wouldn't know how to adjust the recipe to make them lighter.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Real maple syrup ~ YUMMO! My mom was the frugal queen, but we always had REAL maple syrup.
Hugs and Happy Easter :)
Lauren

nancy huggins said...

That is a shame..maybe you can try again with better luck. Your blog almost makes me want some Chickens...Just don't want the work and coyotes here might think they are dinner :)
Hugs
Nancy

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Julie they look like scones!

MTWaggin said...

Yummo! Those look delicious and how wonderful to have honest to goodness fresh maple syrup AND fresh chicken eggs to bake with. Sigh....

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oh they look sooo yummy! Gladys is a natural beauty!
Robyn

Janice said...

Ha! A little treat for Gladys and pals. I love it!

Larkrise garden girl said...

That's the best thing about chickens I remember! Hugs Cheri

acorn hollow said...

oh how sad:( I have some grapenut bread I could send over also.
Cathy

Razzberry Corner said...

I agree - nothing goes to waste here with the chickens!

rockriverstitches said...

Your cookies sounded good. Sorry they didn't turn out. Glad they didn't go to waste!!

Tammy

Eve said...

Chickens....the best disposals ever!!

Julia said...

Julie, as I was looking over your flopped recipe maybe it would have been better to put in the slat instead of the salt. lol.. JB

Terry and Linda said...

My hens LOVE my cooking, especially the messes!


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