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Wordless Wednesday: Halloween Cookie Fail

Ok, so this will be almost wordless Wednesday. When getting ready for the Raingutter Regatta, I had to bring a treat to sell at the concession stand. I wanted to make something fun that people don’t always see. So I found these really cute swirled Halloween cookies. This is how they SHOULD have looked:

Picture from Make Bake Celebrate

Picture from Make Bake Celebrate

My reality was a little different. I had no parchment paper in the house so I used parchment triangles that I laid out on the cookie sheet. They stuck!! On top of that I was in a huge hurry and couldn’t refrigerate the dough as much as I probably should have. Here’s my cookies:

Cookie Fail Halloween Cookie FailThey still tasted good and I was able to save enough to sell some at the concession stand. I want to remake this recipe someday soon and make it turn out the right way!

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Bummer that they didn’t work out. They looked pretty though, the colors are super vibrant.
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  2. How fun! They may not look exactly like the picture, but they still look great.

    I find that, when baking, you often still need to spray parchment with cooking spray to make sure things don’t stick.

    I need to try to make some cookies like this – I bet my kids would love them.
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  3. I hate that these didn’t turn out for you! Hopefully next time they will! I want to try them with fall colors (red, green, brown and yellow).
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  4. They’re still pretty and I’m glad you salvaged some! They’re so vibrantly colored!
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  5. I honestly don’t think they’re bad at all. I think they’re really quite festive!
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  6. I think they look good! Way better than I could make. And they tasted good so that is what matters.
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  7. As long as they still tasted good, thats all that matters to me!
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  8. You were way braver than I to even try making those! I bet they tasted delish and that’s all that matters in the end 🙂
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  9. I don’t think they look bad at all… if I made them, I’m certain they would have looked a lot worse. 🙂
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  10. Uh-oh. They actually don’t look all that bad, honest! And they tasted good right?
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  11. I bet the children at the event still loved them! 😀
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  12. I actually think they look pretty awesome!
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  13. They aren’t bad and they were still very festive for Halloween.
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  14. These really awesome to me. I am glad that they taste good too. I think they are a perfect combination of fall colors.
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  15. I really like these! They look like a lot of fun! Plus doing colors to go with the holiday would be fuN!
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  16. well if you can still eat them than that’s something xD At least you can say you tried~
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  17. stephanie says:

    i think its a cool idea

  18. I think your cookies turned out pretty good. They don;t look that bad to me. Did they taste good? That is what would matter to me.
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  19. Those are still awesome cookies, even if they all didn’t turn out right.
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  20. that made me chuckle.
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  21. I don’t know, they don’t look so bad! I don’t think I’m such a good cook that they would have turned out for me either LOL.
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  22. These still look good!! WAY better than what my attempt would have turned out like, I am sure! 🙂
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  23. Carolyn G says:

    As long as they taste good! They are a little off but still I like them and I would totally eat them!

  24. Taste is the biggest part so as long as they tasted good, all’s good!
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  25. They aren’t too bad at all and it’s great they were still tasty!
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  26. Honestly, I would have been stoked if mine turned out that good lol! 🙂
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  27. I think they still look cool, but yeah, not quite food porn fodder… there are plenty of holidays coming up for you to try the technique on again.
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  28. I don’t think they look too bad at all! Refrigerating the dough longer probably would have helped though 🙂
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  29. As long as they tasted good that’s all that matters!
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  30. Those don’t look that bad to me. What am I missing?
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  31. They didn’t turn out THAT bad. Kids will love ’em!
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  32. I think you did awesome and I bet they tasted great.
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  33. I think they look a lot better than mine would have. Good job. If you do try again, you’ll have to show us. Maybe you could use Christmas colors.
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  34. I think these are still really cute, and not really to much of a fail. Glad they tasted good, because they look totally good to me!
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  35. I actually think they look really good, and by the way, everyone fails, but you are just supposed to show the ones from the batch that didn’t 🙂
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  36. The colors are pretty spot on 🙂
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  37. Vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    Sorry they didn’t come out how you wanted, but at least you still tried.

  38. I don’t think these look that bad! Sorry they didn’t turn out how you wanted though.
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  39. They actually still look super cool! I couldn’t have done that.
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  40. Sorry they did not turn out for you. They still look pretty!
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  41. I’ve had some pretty epic fails here lately too!
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