The other day my sister-in-law came down to visit. Before she left “the big city” she stopped at a bakery and purchased some cookies. She was bringing us down a fancy treat! She rants that they are heavenly. They were a chocolate cookie with some German chocolate frosting and a little chocolate squiggled on the top. Although it was very thoughtful, I could not partake…okay or at least not very much.
The first thing I was told about these cookies was that they were expensive. My first thought was–”They better be dang good for that much cash.” She purchased a dozen, which set her back a little bit of cash, but in her mind it was totally worth it.
She came over and brought three cookies. I took a bite of the first one. It wasn’t disgusting, but I wasn’t good either. The cookie part was okay, but the frosting totally had a chemical aftertaste. I’m sure it was from a tub of purchased frosting. Nasty! I had to tell her it was really good, so I did.
I have been known to “eat dessert first” and then eat dinner, but in this case…I ate my dinner. I left the cookie sitting next to my plate. The whole time I was wondering…”Do I have to eat this cookie? I certainly don’t want to waste any extra calories, and I don't want to have to run extra miles for this cookie!” I couldn’t go and accidentally drop it in the garbage. Giving it to the kids, would make a scene. I finally concluded the best way out of this
was to eat the blasted
thing. So I did.
You know what that means…running more miles to work off the cookie.
We were still left with two cookies. No one would eat them. Somehow one of the kids got a hold of the package and squashed them. One thing you need to understand is that I'm not above eating an ugly cookie, as long as it's “heavenly”.
The next day my sister-in-law was on her way back over. I needed to dispose of the evidence of the mangled cookies still sitting uneaten. I was faced with a moral dilemma! Do I eat these gross cookies, that I don’t like and run a little extra, or do I just throw them in the garbage before she gets here? She’ll never know! They ended up at the bottom of my garbage can.
Yep, I did it. Call me a cookie snob if you will.
What would you do? Would you eat the cookies and run the laps simply because they were a gift, an expensive gift? Or would you silently dispose of them and carry on graciously?
If you're looking for an excellent chocolate cookie recipe here's one that people have been known to drive across the state for. These won't end up in the trash for sure.
And Here's a delicious German Chocolate Cookie Frosting recipe. I've made it a million times, and it's perfect. There's a rule written somewhere that Cookie athletes can't eat store bought frosting. Pretty sure that's a rule.
We do all know the one main rule of the Cookie Athlete. Work off the cookies.