Last weekend, I just was craving a little bit of PB&J and PB and chocolate. I’m not one to just stick my finger in a jar of peanut butter and eat it plain; I just wanted a tiny taste of it. Preferably with a classic food pairing and a glass of non-dairy milk. haha
Vin is a big PB guy so I just decided to make PB print cookies: PB cookie dough with either a pointer finger or thumb print, and then filled the impression with either grape jelly or this dangerously amazing Jif Mocha Cappuccino Hazelnut spread. I’m not supposed to be eating any of the above, but I really wanted a little, itsy, bitsy bit… and my reasoning was that Vin would like it, too, and I could bring them into work to share with friends. =P
They came out so cute and tasty looking that I ended up eating 2 of each (oops). Hey man, they were fresh from the oven and perfectly soft and chewy. I gave Vin a few and packaged the rest in the fridge, estimating that I made about 36+ cookies.
I brought a small container of cookies to work to give my friend Diane. It just so happened that on that day, I had just picked up molds of my teeth. I had impressions taken a week before to get custom trays of my chompers for nighttime teeth grinding and gnashing purposes; the dentist was going to toss the molds so I asked if I could take them =D I displayed the molds on my desk and told D to come up and check them out, and she and I happened to have this silly idea to make a little movie of my “teeth” terrorizing and chomping down on a cookie. D had fortuitously saved one last cookie, so our little project was definitely meant to be.
Given where we work we had access to a lot of video cameras and editing equipment, but given my position, using them for our goofy project would be a terrible idea. haha We decided that we would just take photos with my smartphone and use my little desk lamp to provide staged lighting (gotta love fluorescent office lights). This was done during our lunch break and took all of 10 minutes; we both staged the props, I took the photos and D did the lighting. She also strategically ate the cookie so the bite marks and crumbs were perfect. ‘Twas was hilarious genius, it was.
Me: We’re like weird 5-year-olds with this idea.
D: No, we’re like normal 5-year-olds!
Me: This is true.
That night I went home and put it together in MS Paint. (This may come as a surprise to you, but I’ve been using MS Paint for ALL the beautiful baking related collages on this site. *gasp*) Et voila… our perfectly shot, beautifully edited, thoroughly developed, emotionally driven story with high tech special effects entitled “The Plight of the Cookie”: