Susan’s Cooking Disaster


I have always loved to bake. Hobby? Maybe. Definitely something I’m proud of.

Over the past year, I’ve ramped up the baking again, having taken a too-long hiatus while the kids were little.

And… maybe I’m a bit overeager ’cause I found a recipe for peanut butter and honey cookies on Pinterest, picked up cheap honey instead of the expensive, local stuff I prefer to use, and … wondered if the recipe should have flour in it.

After making it, I’m convinced that yes, that recipe wasn’t complete. After all, peanut butter, honey, baking soda, and an egg… what’s there to bind it together? What’s there to absorb some of the moisture?

Well… nothing.

It was too wet to put into a cookie sheet, so it went into an 8×8 baking pan. One of my All-Clads, in fact. I baked and baked and it rose and rose, and when the edges started to smell burned, I threw in the towel.

It’s soup.

Yeah, I hear you guys. “Stick to writing, Susan!”

I shall.

And when you see a character who makes a flourless peanut butter and honey cookie, you’ll know EXACTLY what inspired it.

In fact, I know just the character!



  1. Cindi

    August 15, 2012 4:39 pm

    I repinned that. Glad I haven’t made it yet. Although I’ve got the good local honey. I do have a recipe similar to that but it calls for sugar instead of honey. We use to make it all the time.

    Miracle Cookies
    1 cup Peanut Butter
    1 egg
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    Mix together. Form into balls. Dip into sugar. Place on cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350.

    I got this recipe from a cookbook one of my aunts gave me as a wedding present. It’s just one of the cookbooks that a group of people throw together to raise money. It’s from 1992 so the recipes isn’t something new at least.

  2. Ann (bunnygirl)

    August 15, 2012 4:54 pm

    The only thing you did wrong was not trust the recipe. I always work exactly to spec when following a recipe for the first time. There will be plenty of time to experiment the next time!

    I say you should try again.

  3. Alice Audrey

    August 17, 2012 11:08 am

    LOL. I’ve seen some strange recipes that really did work, though, so I’d probably have given it a try. Well, it’s all grist for the mill anyway.

  4. Janet

    August 17, 2012 4:08 pm

    My Mom had a recipe for something called Chewy Crisps which I can’t find and was something like this!

  5. Dana Griffin

    August 21, 2012 3:10 pm

    This is good to know. If you ever offer me cookies, remind me to decline. 🙂

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