Sunday, November 15, 2009

How I lied to Max about the cookies

And now, the rest of the story..............

When Max asked what happened to the cookies, I knew that if I told him the truth that he would be really mad at me.
I thought fast. CJ wasn't home to defend himself so I told Max that CJ was the one that ate all the cookies.
Max's cute little face turned red, he lifted his arms in the air, threw his head back and yelled to the ceiling,








Sure I felt kind of bad about it for a while, but I was mostly just glad that he wasn't mad at me. I would have made him some more cookies right then, but we were out of oats and the mixer bowl was dirty, and quite frankly, I wasn't really hungry for cookies anymore anyway.

CJ is in the kitchen right now, making another batch of no bake cookies. This time, I will be sure to save some for Max.

So anyway, those of you who guessed #4 on yesterday's post should be very proud of yourselves. Yes, I blamed the whole thing on CJ.

Unfortunately, I didn't think of blaming Naughty Bird, Naughty Frog and Naughty Rabbit until I was writing the post last night. I wish I had thought of telling him that his imaginary naughty pets had eaten the cookies just to see his reaction.
I will remember the naughty trio the next time I need to shift the blame elsewhere. I mean, if Max can use them as an excuse for everything, why couldn't I?"

I was asked to give our recipe for no bake cookies, here it is.

2 Cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa

Beat these ingredients together for a few minutes then pour over

3 cups oats
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix together then drop with a spoon onto wax paper and let them sit for a while. (Ours never last long enough to see how long it takes to set up) They will be gooey.
CJ said that he's going to put this next batch in the fridge to see if they set faster.

This is the official recipe, however, my kids don't like coconut and nuts (weird, I know) so we make them without, and just use more oats.
Also, I don't always use the vanilla, and it's OK without.


Kristina P. said...

I can seriously just picture Max saying that.

Staci K. said...

We make no-bakes all the time too. My recipe doesn't call for the coconut and nuts though - that sounds delicious! The ones we make have peanut butter in them - yummmm

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

That's just fabulous! I can totally see why you lied. And blaming the imaginary friends next time is brilliant. I need to remember that in case my kids ever have imaginary friends...

Jessica said...

That's a great story. I usually tell BG she can have some (fill in the treat) the next day and then hope she has forgotten by then. Either that or I make them after she's in bed.

I made no bake cookies just last night! Now I'm craving them and can't wait to get home...

Jessica G. said...


(Just so you know...Max inspired a character in my book. So when it's a best seller, and I'm rich and famous, I'll autograph it for long as he buys it first.)

rocslinger said...

Warning!! If you use the naughty trio Max is bound to check with them, and who do you think he will believe?

word verification: fookfie, Max saying cookie with his mouth full.

marythemom said...

A family member is allergic to nuts so instead of coconut I use grated carrots. Never made this recipe before though. We use it in baked cookies all the time.

Mary in TX

Damama T said...

LOL! At least you know I don't read ahead when I'm catching up! I cannot believe you dumped on poor CJ like that! ROFL! Oh well, at least when he's grown and in therapy he'll have a REAL reason to blame his problems on you! ROFLOLOLOL!

Oh, and I *also* miss that Max doesn't say *also* all the time anymore! Dang kids and their irrational need to grow up and stuff!