I just had my first big Pinterest failure. What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize all the awesome finds on the web in one place. You can create different pin boards for different subjects. For instance Food is my pin board. When I find something I want to try and make I “pin” a picture from the blog or website with the recipe, so I can go back and find it later. While on pinterest you can see “pins” that others have placed on their boards and you then can add them to your pin board too.
Usually I check out the site that the picture is connected to, but today for some reason I just re-pinned a picture and took the pinner’s advice under the picture without further investigation. I jumped right into making these cookies for tonight’s dinner.
They were to be Nutella Cookies, I didn’t have any Nutella and lately hazelnuts have not been my friend, so I opted to use the Peanut Butter & Co. Chocolate Peanut Butter I had instead. Chocolate Nut Butter, does it matter if it is peanut or hazelnut? I don’t know.
The pinner said in bold letters – DO NOT USE SUGAR. I’m am assuming that they tried this recipe and it worked well with out the sugar. So I didn’t use the sugar.
I mixed the cup of nut butter, the cup of flour and egg together. It mixed fine, but I felt it was missing something, but I pressed on.
I rolled the balls, smooshed down and baked.
So, in the end what happened? They taste like crap. They have no sweetness what so ever and the are crumbly, which could be the lack of sugar as well. I didn’t think the Nutella was that much sweeter than the Chocolate Peanut Butter I used.
In the End, always check back to the orginal source, because not every comment from a pinner is right and in the case, the recipe was on a recipe website. SO, add the sugar the first time out, then try it different the next.
Plus they are chocolate – so I can’t ever feed them to the dogs!!!
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