(Aka Poo Cookies, aka Oops Cookies)
Have you ever seen the fake poo you can buy for pranks? I've always wondered who are the people buy fake dog poo. I've wondered not in a judgmental way, but just curious.
If you were one of the wonderful people at a charity walk in Northern Virginia this weekend shaking your head and wondering who in the world donates fake dog poo cookies to a charitable cause, well, it was ME! (picture me with my head hung low in embarrassment)
I signed up to donate cookies to the Good Shepherd Alliance 8th Annual Walk for Shelter. It's a wonderful organization in our community helping homeless families and families that are struggling. Every September they sponsor a walk to raise awareness and funds. Our church supplies the food and drinks for the participants. I love to bake, so signing up for cookies was easy.
I'm trying to use up the food stored in my pantry this month. I had several chocolate cake mixes in the pantry and a cookbook of cookie recipes using cake mixes. I searched the cookbook until I found a delicious recipe for cookies using a chocolate cake mix, white chocolate chips and pretzel sticks. I was so proud to be able to use items I already had in my pantry. The cookies were delicious. I was also quite proud that I'd timed the cookies perfectly for when the kids got home from school and had them sitting on cute plates just waiting. June Cleaver, anyone?
My beautiful, appreciative children came in exicited by the wonderful smell of cookies, looked at the plate in confusion, then in disgust. They looked at each other and started laughing. When my daughter caught her breath, she asked me, "What are these and why did you make poo cookies?" I'm sure you can imagine all the comments a 10-year old boy, 14-year old girl and 16-year old girl can come up with about "poo cookies."
I had to laugh, because it's exactly what the cookies look like. You know, the really disgusting poos that include items the dog ate that it couldn't digest. The funny thing is I totally did not see it while I was happily placing 2-3 cookies in individual bags and adding cute little labels that said "Sweet and Salty Cookies."
I keep going back and forth between laughing till I cry and then hanging my head in embarrassment.
So, is a generous deed no longer kind when the deed is donating dozens of cookies that look like dog poo? What do you think?