How to not Burn Christmas Boob Cookies

After roughly two months getting into the blogosphere I am increasingly impressed with the number of beautiful, informative blogs written by truly talented women. Recipes, decor, home organization, and fashion blogs that are filled with gorgeously photographed pictures and Martha Stewart-esque ideas.

If you are looking to find that here please turn away now.

In an attempt to capture some of this audience I decided to bake some beautiful and simple Christmas cookies then take amazing photos of them so people who read this blog could say, “Oh my! That Modern Wife Cheryl just captured the whole essence of Christmas baking with this gorgeously photographed Christmas cookie! I’m going to make these right now and try to be as Martha Stewart-esque as her!”

Instead, this is what resulted:


But I’m not the kind of gal who gives up so easily! So after picking off the burnt bottoms and making Howie eat almost the whole batch of un-burnt tops (I don’t like to be wasteful) I gave ‘er a second go and discovered how to not burn cookies.

And so for your own confectionary education, here is the

Modern Wife Guide to Not Burning Cookies:

  • Line your tray with parchment paper
  • Parchment paper is NOT waxed paper (learned that the hard way)
  • About 2 minutes BEFORE the suggested time is up, have a check on your cookie bottoms.
  • If they are already browned, turn off the oven, slightly leave your oven door ajar, and allow your cookies to set a little longer in the turned-off oven

Then, viola! Your cookies come out un-burned.

Perfect, un-burned cookies

Howie was very impressed this time, and truly thankful that he didn’t have to ingest another botched batch. His reaction? “Mmm… these are good. But why did you make boob cookies?”

So if you are interested in making your own Christmas Boob Cookies, I found the recipe here on the Pioneer Woman cooking blog. (I originally went to this site because I thought it was an actual blog from a pioneer woman, only to discover that it’s actually written by a rancher’s wife. After getting over my initial sense of disappointment I realized that this blog is awesome and contains a lot of great recipes and photos).

For more places to find great recipes and ways to make your home beautiful, turn away from this blog immediately and check out some of these really awesome bloggers who are way more Martha Stewart-esque than me.

Cupcakes and Cashmere

Cookin’ Canuck

She Wears Many Hats

Three Many Cooks

Reluctant Entertainer


12 thoughts on “How to not Burn Christmas Boob Cookies

  1. Haha! If you want the cookies to look less like boobs, push the cherries a little farther into the dough before you bake. If you like them the way they were, continue on. Either way, they look delicious – you always have been a great baker.

  2. ahha aw the poor boob cookies. One of the reasons I love reading your blog is because I know I will go through the same mishaps. Thanks for the head-ups on preparing for wifehood.

    xo Leah.

    • Lol yes no problem with the eye-opening! I just think it’s better to prepare millennial girls that you aren’t going to be a Rachel Ray/Martha Stewart from day one (or ever). And really – it’s a lot more fun when things aren’t so perfect!

  3. Hahaha. Love your blog Cheryl! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read a post and giggled out loud. Great advice too. One of my roommates and I almost started a fire once finding out that wax paper does not double as parchment paper.

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