Ha, I bet you thought this would be an instructive post...WRONG! This is another story!
My mom had gone out on errands of some sort, and my older sister, younger brother and I decided to make peanut butter cookies for her! I was probably around 9 when this happened and I can't remember if there was an event we were making them for, Mom - if you are reading - was this for anything special? Mother's day, birthday, etc?
Anyway...for whatever reason, we were making cookies. Emily (my sister) was instructing us, and I was telling Everett (my brother) what to do. But I made one tragic mistake.
I misread the directions. I helped Everett measure the salt, and we added it to the mixture before anyone doublechecked. After all, I was 9 and probably should have paid more attention to detail, but that's really not my nature. So I accidentally added one and a half cups of salt to our batter.
It could happen to anyone! Yes, it could!
I think my Nanna caught on to my mistake and tried to get some of it out, but I had already mixed it...of course.
My mom, being the wonderful, loving woman that she is ate a cookie anyway, and told us she loved it, which she probably did ..but certainly not for the taste! I recently found out she saved one as well. She has the salty little treat in a baggie with her keepsakes to this day.
I never forgot the salt incident, and its the one ingredient I always double-check.