Friday, March 12, 2010

An Embarrassing Moment

Everybody has them, and today I decided to share one with you. Yes, an embarrassing moment.  I've had quite a few in my life, but luckily my brain has blocked most of the them out and I can't remember them. (Of course,  if I could only remember them, they would give me lots of blogging material!

This particular embarrassing moment happened many, many years ago.  The ladies in our church decided to have a Christmas cookie exchange. That's where everyone brings a dozen cookies for each lady who is there.  So, you go, with, say, 10 dozen sugar cookies, but you leave with 10 dozen assorted cookies.

I have a Betty Crocker's Cooky Book. I used to go through it and dream of all the wonderful cookies I could make. There is a recipe for "Tiny Fudge Tarts", and they looked so yummy, that I decided these would be the cookies I would make for the cookie exchange.

I made my batch of cookies and was impressed at the way they turned out.  They were very chocolate-y and fudge-y. Everyone was ooo-ing and ahhh-ing. I felt so proud that they were a hit. 

One of the ladies asked me, "What kind of cookies are those?" Without missing a beat, I happily replied, "They're called 'tiny fudge farts."  The lady had kind of a blank stare on her face. She repeated her question, and now, a few more ladies were standing around. "Tiny fudge farts", I answered.  Suddenly, in the silence, I realized..."Tarts! I mean tarts!"  Oh, my. How embarrassing!!  But, you have to admit, 'tiny fudge farts' flows a lot easier than 'tiny fudge tarts'.  Go ahead, say it out loud. You'll see.

So, in honor of my embarrassing moment, I will share the recipe with you.

1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
3 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla
Fudge Filling (below)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix flour and salt; cut in
butter. Sprinkle with water and vanilla; mix well with
fork. Using 1/2 dough at a time, roll out 1/16" thick
on cloth-covered board generously sprinkled with
sugar. Cut in 2 1/2" squares. Spread 1 level tsp.
Filling in center of each square. Bring corners  to center; seal together. Place sealed side up or down on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 - 20 min.  Makes about 2 1/2 dozen tarts.

Mix the following ingredients thoroughly: 1/4 cup butter, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla,  1/4 cup cocoa, and 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts or flaked coconut.

And, remember, if anyone asks you what they are, take a moment to pause, then say, "Tiny Fudge Tarts", and not, well, you know.....


  1. That's pretty cute! I'll bet they still remember those cookies! :)

  2. Fudge Farts? I can understand the embarrassment. You should be careful about your choice of words. Anyways I hope they like your fudge tarts.

  3. I bet they remembered those cookies for a long time after that. Thank you for joining Friday Follow. Glad to have you part of the fun. Rita @ One 2 Try.

  4. Those 'tarts' look divine. I'll have to try them out on my Dutch babies. I know it sure wouldn't hurt me one little bit to run my mouth through a grammar check before speaking. Sigh, I wish that was possible.

    Hope you got warmed up after your auction trip.

  5. LOL!

    I've read this story twice now and I keep repeating Fudge Farts in my brain, only to start cracking up again! I may or may not be at work right now and there may or may not be students around looking at me like I'm crazy...

  6. That's hilarious! And the cookies DO sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe...think I might give 'em a go! :)

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  8. Ack Ack tiny fudge farts - what a hoot! Bet those ladies always remembered you! I once baked a batch of apple brownies for a function - sent them to the General's wife and then left (as instructed) When I got home I noticed the band-aid on my index finger was missing and oddly enough, the General's wife never asked me to bake for her again. ROFL - thanks for sharing your embarrassing moment - and yes, we ALL have them sweetie!

  9. That made me laugh - fudge farts, yes, flows beautifully! We certainly do all have embarrassing moments- I wrote about a few on my own blog the other week.Please do visit when you get time. Ha ha, brilliant!


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