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.....