Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Traditional Cookies

To celebrate Devin's very exciting appearance on Scrubs, a bunch of our friends came to our apartment to watch the episode.   I love hosting and so I went out to the store after work to pick up beer and snacks (including pub cheese...have you had pub cheese? it's from Trader Joes and I'm obsessed).  

My sister brought over some treats too, including cookies that she bought solely because they were such an oddity.  

Presenting "Traditional Cookies":


I know.  The word "traditional" doesn't come to mind when I look at them.  The word "green" does.  

And they aren't even a fun green.  They aren't the shade of green that someone would tolerate in, say, a gummy worm.   I didn't try any of them because I worried they'd turn my skin green.

What makes these cookies so remarkable is that the label doesn't make any mention of their greenness.

My sister and I set the cookies out on the coffee table with the other snacks, eager to see if anyone dared try them.   And someone actually did, but I don't know who because they ate it while I was watching Scrubs. 

And so this morning, I found myself confronted with a nearly full box of Traditional Cookies sitting on my kitchen counter.  I couldn't bring myself to throw them all out, but I also couldn't bring myself to do what I would normally do with a bunch of leftover goodies: bring them to work.   It's really a delightful experience to set out a tray of cupcakes or cookies or whatever, and spend the whole day hearing coworkers sighing at the sight of them.  And then they come up to me one by one, moaning "I hate you," while chomping on a brownie.  

But with this batch of green gems, I didn't feel so comfortable.  I then began to think of what fun it would be to just leave the cookies on the counter and not own up to them or explain their existence.  Or, even better, to remove the cookies and set them on a plate and claim to have made them.  Perhaps I could guilt everyone into eating them.

Until I decide what to do with them, the cookies remain on my kitchen counter.  Green.  Terrifying.  Traditional.  


11 comments:

peterdewolf said...

I think you should definitely sneakily put them in the kitchen at work. Just to see.

Aartee said...

LOL I agree....you should sneak them in and see who eats them...I caught Scrubs last night that episode made me cry though! BTW Check out the bloggie give away I'm having over on my blog if get the chance...

surviving myself said...

You must bring them in and tell people you made them. You'll find out who your friends are really quick.

JenBun said...

Are they early St. Pat's cookies?
Where is this a tradition?? I MUST know!

But yeah-- TOTALLY bring them to work.

Jillian said...

You could take them to work and tell people you heard they came from a co-worker you don't like....

rachel said...

ew.

that's all i can come up with. haha. those cookies are foul looking.

(also, how much did you love scrubs the other night?!)

Georgia said...

I saw these at the market the other day and just stared at them for a few beats because "WTF??"
If cakewrecks.com had a cookie section, these would definitely be in it. But honestly? If confronted with a green cookie at a pot luck, I would eat one. I'm scared to know what that says about me.

Phil said...

Those look less appetizing than the sugar cookies tinted with green food coloring that I used for my 8th grade movie rending of Green Eggs and Ham.

Katelin said...

i say you take them to work and leave them out anonymously. i did that a couple days ago with a ton of xmas chocolate, no questions asked, haha.

nicoleantoinette said...

Yeah, those are definitely scary green.

Traditional my ass.

Karmen said...

i dont know what you're talking about, those look AMAZING!
almost as delicious as excrement.


also.. SCRUBS IS BACK ON THE AIR?!?!? zomg.