These Moose Cookies are super fun for the holidays. Just be sure to freeze the dough before baking so they don't turn into Moose Blobs!
Happy Birthday Carla!
I was trying to find the perfect time to make these for you. I've had them on the brain since Christmas.
Hope you love them!
And you have the best birthday ever!
You totally deserve it!
I'm so thankful to have such a wonderful bloggy friend in you. You rock!
Okay readers, today we are celebrating Carla's Birthday with a surprise bloggy party for her. Jen of Juanita's Cocina thought it would be fun to put together a group of Carla's buddies and surprise Carla on her special day. I had been really chomping at the bit to make these cookies I found in a Martha Stewart Magazine. I mean they're Moose Cookies for pete's sake. Chocolate Moose Cookies to boot. So they were perfect for Carla as her blog name is Chocolate Moosey. Talk about kismet. Until they flopped.
Dang that Martha Stewart!
I'm not even sharing the recipe.
So take that Martha.
Okay it's likely not Martha's fault.
Or is it....
Carla is such a sweet gal. I've come to know her through blogging and she's just so real and honest. I love that about her. She embraces who she is and doesn't try to be anything but Carla, and that is just one of the many things I adore about her. She has a great sense of humour and fun, which I also dig about her. Add to that she's a talented cook and amazing photographer. I'm lucky to count her among my friends and am ever grateful we found each other.
Please make sure you take a minute to leave a comment to say Happy Birthday to Carla. I'll just let you know I am literally hurtling toward Florida in our car right now so it may take till late evening for me to approve comments. Birthday wishes are always so much fun. You can also head over to Carla's blog and say Happy Birthday to her there.
Okay here's the lowdown. This is the second time I've tried to make these moose cookies by Martha and this is the second time they have flopped. I tried everything I could think of today to firm them up and not have them turn into blobs in the oven. Carla I love you and I tried.
This is the cookies prior to the oven:
Super cute right...everything looking good.
Then I put them in the oven and....well... yah....
Seriously man. That's just wrong on so many levels.
This is the moose blobs after cooking:
Luckily I had enough sense to just make some by rolling them in a ball and plopping them on the cookie sheets. They tasted great so there's that I suppose.
Don't forget to visit all the other Chocolate Moosey friends who participated in today's Surprise Birthday Party for Carla. You will love them all.
- Coconut Fudge Cream-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars ~ Juanita's Cocina
- Chocolate Mousse Cake for Chocolate Moosey ~ Chocolate, Chocolate, and More
- Chocolate Moose Cookies | Happy Birthday Chocolate Moosey ~ Cravings of a Lunatic
- Individual Funfetti Cake ~ The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Chocolate Moose Cupcakes ~ Daily Dish Recipes
- Torticas de Moron (Cuban Sugar Cookies) ~ Magnolia Days
- Funfetti Cookie Cups ~ The Messy Baker
- Happy Birthday Thumbprint Cookies ~ Family Foodie
- Lemon Poppyseed Layer Cake for a Chocolate Moosey Birthday ~ Gotta Get Baked
Toodles and smoochies! xx
It's too bad the moose cookies went all rogue on you in the oven. They still look delicious, and they're perfect for Carla's b-day.
I love the way you worded that. Rogue, that's a cool way to put it.
Choc Chip Uru
Aww that's such a sweet shout out to Carla my friend! Shame about the cookie spread but I bet they tasted delicious anyhow 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
They were great. And glad I got to celebrate for Carla's birthday.
Happy Birthday Carla! I love your moosey blobs from the oven. I know I have know idea what happens to things in the oven. However your cookies look divine and my teenager who is looking over my shoulder is insisting I make these this weekend. so it has the teenager approval. Take Care, BAM
Thanks so much. I laughed when I peeked in and saw them doing weird things. Tell your teenybopper thank you.
Gah! That shot of the moose in the oven!
To be honest - and I say this as one of Martha's biggest fans - I use her recipes for inspiration only. For ideas on packaging, presentation, or flavours. But I've been burned so many times by the actual recipes, that I rarely use them now. I blame her minions - I'm sure they're the ones screwing up...
I know right. It's like food porn on a whole other level.
I blame her minions too. I would like to meet the one who approved this recipe. Arg.
Viviane Bauquet Farre- Food and Style
Kim, these are perfection!
Ha, thanks Viviane. xx
Yep, time to give up on the moose shapes and just enjoy the cookies!
Lol, I know right.
Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction
I think the moose blobs just needed some icing. I bet they tasted just fine and I doubt that Carla minded especially since this was such a sweet party.
Thanks so much Annamaria. I had a blast doing this. I will perfect these bad boys at some point.
It's a shame the cookies didn't turn out, but it's the thought that counts! They still looked delicious when you rolled them out as balls.
Thanks so much Candace. xx
You know if the cookies had turned out perfectly, this post wouldn't have been as cute as it is! Haha, I love this. So nice of you to celebrate! I love chocolate moosey!
Awe, that's a good way to spin it. I love that. You are too kind.