We’re all craving something sweet and soothing during the quarantine. So why not try out that banana bread recipe that's been hanging on your fridge for over two years now? I mean, the ten boxes of eggs, aka your coronapocalypse hoard, ain't gonna bake themselves.

The pans are flying in no time and the solo baking show is on. The timer goes off and there you have it—a doughy monstrosity and impressive baking fail. Bored Panda has collected the most unsuccessful attempts right down below that will hopefully spark your inner chef, because whatever you make… it can’t be that bad. Been there, baked that? Share your quarantine bake-off stories in the comments! 

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Just don’t ask...

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Rem
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3 months ago

It's grown a tentacle

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AJu
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3 months ago

Laughed very much at the caption :D

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Bill
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3 months ago

"Its a its aaah rocket ship.yeah a rocketship. " "Death to Smoochie" a great adult humor Robin Williams movie

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You’re not the only one considering making banana bread. The global pandemic has turned many into avid home bakers. In fact, there are so many of them that suppliers have been forced to increase production.

Bloomberg reports that baking staples have become a sort-of luxury. Baking yeast sales were up 457% over last year for the week ending March 28. Flour was up 155%, butter up 73%, baking powder up 178%, and eggs up 48%.

Robert Harper, the president at Hopkinsville Milling Co., said the company is packing twice as much flour as usual. Harper commented: “It started to look like Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one. People have time on their hands and are trying to save some money.”

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Rabbit Carrot
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3 months ago

Cut them up post bake when they’re still a little soft. Or if they’re a little hard crumble them up into large chunks and sprinkle on ice cream. Nom.

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My make-shift attempt at making a bunny failed me, but I think I baked a fat cat instead? 

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Mark
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3 months ago

Thinks first picture was the after, looks at second picture, what the hell!!!!

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Vicky Zar
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3 months ago

How can you forget flour? Its the main ingredient most of the time

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Bored Panda contacted Beth Coombes, a professional pastry chef and the owner of bespoke bakery Pili Pala Cakehouse, who told us about everything you need to know to bake in quarantine like a pro.

Beth suggests always reading your recipe in full before just going for it. “Baking is such a science and things must be done in the correct order to achieve the end result you want,” she explained. Plus, always weigh your ingredients before starting so you can concentrate on the method while making it.

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So...this looked to be baking perfectly and happily in the oven...this was the surprise on the other side

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Shirin Hashim
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3 months ago

Was it trying to escape?

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“Ummm....are the cinnamon buns supposed to try and escape from the pan?

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Human #1,232,867
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3 months ago

Love it, look so cool!

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Epextecation vs reality

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rai mei
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3 months ago

it's still cute :)

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The pastry chef named a couple of beginner’s mistakes that are best to avoid. One of the most common ones is setting the oven to the right temperature. “Cakes cook on so many different temperatures to get different results, so don’t think 'ah, this temp will do,' as it might not work, and you’ll learn that the hard way.”

Another common mistake that anyone who is new to baking could make is simply not knowing the technique. “For example, 'beating' or 'folding' techniques. If you’re not sure what a word means, give it a little google first and you’ll be good to go.”

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Miss Cris
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3 months ago

You can use them in a barbecue now!

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Miss Cris
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3 months ago

It looks delicious anyway

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Rissie
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3 months ago

But how? It really isn't that hard...

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If you can decide on a recipe to try out when in quarantine, Beth has shared her super-easy salted caramel brownies recipe with all the Pandas out there. The ingredients you’ll need are: 170g dark chocolate, 170g unsalted butter, 3 eggs, 225g caster sugar, 50g cocoa, 50g plain flour, ½ tsp sea salt, 100g salted caramel.

“Preheat your oven to 150℃ and line a 11”/8” tin. First, melt the chocolate and butter together and leave to cool for a couple of minutes. Then, whisk your eggs and sugar together until combined before adding your chocolatey butter mixture. Continue to gently whisk until it all comes together, then add your cocoa powder, flour, and salt. Fold this together, to make sure it’s all smooth and combined—it will be super-thick and shiny.”

“Lastly, add half of your salted caramel to the brownie, fold, and combine. Pour this in the tin, then drizzle and swirl the other half through the brownie. Give it a couple of taps on the table to level it out and bake it in the oven for 20-25 minutes.” 

“Once ready, it should still be a little wobbly in the center, but crusted and set around the edges. You must leave this to cool for a few hours before cutting into squares and indulging—trust me, it will totally be worth it!” Bon appetit!

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Baking fail. My macarons exploded and didn’t grow feet. I’m pretty sure it had to do with my almond flour. I made my own and I think it was too moist. I haven’t been able to find ready made almond flour but almonds are readily available. I’m gonna try again

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Miss Cris
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3 months ago

Macarons are very difficult to do. Yours look arty in some way.

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In my attempt at making pizza, i discovered my yeast had expired in 2010. And the supermarkets had ran out of yeast. Then I read about making yeast from dried fruit. I used dried longan and here is an interesting outcome. The dough was stretchy and after baking, I ended up with a very pleasant tasting crispy and slightly chewy sweetish flatbread. It went really well with crunchy peanut butter

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Emperor Kitten
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3 months ago

Or make a sourdough starter. You won't get your pizza for a week, but it'll be awesome.

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Rabbit Carrot
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3 months ago

Failed rainbow cookies look like cool mined gem cookies.

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Sadly my challahday easter bunny didn't quite work out. Seems to have come down with some hip dysplasia, ear disconnection, and a touch of elephantiasis in the oven... I think the main culprits here were uneven working of the various strands, slight underproofing, and perhaps some rusty baking skills. Next time..

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ZombieGirl
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3 months ago

It actually doesn't look too bad

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Nawal Wali
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3 months ago

That oval is going to be me by the end of all this

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Perfumista Perfumista
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3 months ago

You've been burning

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A bit too much of baking soda

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Mark
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3 months ago

Congratulations you made..........................a mess!

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Sweet f’n dreams people!!

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Nawal Wali
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3 months ago

This ones seen things

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I think I made the peanut butter cookies a bit too big.

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Johnny Farnen
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3 months ago

No such thing as a peanut butter cookie made too big.

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He’s baaaaaa-ck! 3. Oh no!! 4. Sleepy sheepy

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Mark
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3 months ago

Googly eyes would have helped along with a derpy smile.

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Collin Lyle
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3 months ago

Baking is science, lol

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I tried to make pretzels and they went MUTANT 

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Tabitha L
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3 months ago

Yummy. Pretzel rolls!!

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Miss Cris
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3 months ago

Oven in a too low temperature

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i am normally a good baker. i found a recipe for egg custard pie. i told my husband 2 go 2 the store to get the ingredients (only 1 person per family is allowed in the store and i cannot be trusted because i come home with a whole bunch of junk food lol). 1 of the ingredients were pie crust, i told him the pie crust are in the refrigerated section near the eggs and where the cookie dough is. he came home with pie crust from the freezer in a pie plate already....i have never seen these in my life and the pie dish was not deep. this was the outcome of using pie crust i have never made before. apparently the egg custard somehow got under the pie crusts while baking, and that big bubble in the middle is the pie crust

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Maiun
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3 months ago

Lesson 1. Make your own pie crust. Lesson 2. Pastry formula: half fat to flour. EG. 8 oz flour 4 oz fat. Lesson 3. Use butter, freeze it, grate it into the flour, cut together with a butter knife, add COLD water( 1/4 to 1/2 a cup) gradually, stirring gently until dough comes together, leave in fridge for 30 mins before rolling out (this lets the gluten in the flour relax and stops the pastry being tough) Enjoy

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rai mei
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3 months ago

ummm.. too much heat?

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Adam C
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3 months ago (edited)

But why use a 30 year old dough?

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Oaklynn Emberly
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3 months ago

This are the kind of pictures that you just keep laughing at even though you can’t figure out what exactly is so funny about them.

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read041
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3 months ago

WHY?! Do you want the cookie to taste like soap?!

Tiffany Marie
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3 months ago

Doesn't taste like soap for everyone.

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Sasha Ross
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3 months ago

I have cookies with green bits like that and it aint cilantro..

juan McCauley
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3 months ago

I would like a cookie.

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Hermione Granger
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3 months ago

THIS IS NOT OK

Elina Kuusisto
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3 months ago

I LOVE cilantro! However. And this is important. I cannot see any reason that they belong in a cookie.

NMN
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3 months ago

Same thing. Love it, but NEVER in a cookie, nor in any type of sweet food whatsoever

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Miss Cris
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3 months ago

This actually loks nice

KoalaLa
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3 months ago

I love coriander. But, in a cookie, what is wrong with you?

Molly Block
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3 months ago

Why would you do this?

Amy McKay
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3 months ago

But, but why???

Shelli Aderman
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3 months ago

Why

KoalaLa
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3 months ago

I love coriander. But, in a cookie, what is wrong with you?

Norah Kennedy
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3 months ago

eew

Duncan
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3 months ago

Why on earth would you do that! The only thing that smells worse is Basil.

Pamela Grove
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3 months ago

I agree, WHY in heaven's name would someone put cilantro in a cookie? I HATE cilantro, I'm another person who believes it taste like soap. However, we're in good company. I once heard an interview of Julia Childs. She was asked, is there anything you don't like, you won't eat. She said yes, cilantro and arugula.

Moose Keating
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3 months ago

Because....you were mad at it?

T P
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3 months ago

SOAAAAAAAAP MY MORTAL ENEMY

Elizabeth Mellisa
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3 months ago

Why? just why?

Kathryn Perea
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3 months ago

🤔🤔🤔 😲😲😲 how did it taste? Asking for a friend...

Linda HS
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3 months ago

Cookie taquito...🤪

Karen Johnston
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3 months ago

Why? Lack of ingredients?

NanZ
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3 months ago

Why?

GenXandEarnedItAll
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3 months ago

I think you got taken on m@ry J cookies....

devi L.
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3 months ago

You monster :0

Christopher Kulbeda
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2 months ago

Gag me!

Colleen Garland
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2 months ago

Why the hell..............

Diana Kanska
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2 months ago

What the heck is cilantro, why have I never heard this word in my whole life?

Lori Parault
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2 months ago

Tha' hell for?!

Beatrice Neniute
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2 months ago

Hey, it doesn't look bad. I know don't like this plant that tastes like soap, but, for me, I'm OK with it.

Alpaca
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2 months ago

but why tho

Kelly Stehouwer
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2 months ago

Cilantro??? Do you live in Colorado????

Serafina diMerrowvingia
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2 months ago

WHY WOULD YOU PUT CILANTRO IN A COOKIE CILANTRO IS FOR TACOS

Deborah Sita
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2 months ago

Why?

Scilla Burton
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2 months ago

Seriously??? Why?? All I can think is they were trying to make green cookies for St paddies day and thought they were adding a neutral or sweet ingredient

Slune
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2 months ago

We can see at the tons of comments that A: people have time B: people want communicate C: average hobby backer is not successful D: Do trust the. recipe E: support the backer around the corner

xvslnx
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3 months ago (edited)

I...am pretty sure the cilantro got there by mistake, that’s what she means. But as I HATE cilantro I feel like crying for the cookies that have to be thrown out (that would be the case in my house, of course)

Hufflepuff
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3 months ago

I love cilantro, but not in a cookie

Remi Shehab
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3 months ago (edited)

Why did you put soap flavored coriander in your cookie?

Michael Krog
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3 months ago

Bruh thats like putting pineapples on pizza. I love cilantro, and i love cookies, but IT DOESNT WORK.

Jaybird3939
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3 months ago

I absolutely love cilantro, but I always think of it as a savory ingredient.

katboxjanitor
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3 months ago

Cookie Defense - Lesson 1 Ask yourself, does anyone in your home like cilantro besides you? If you don't know why this question was asked, you deserve to miss out on cookies.

backatya
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3 months ago

WHY??????

rehabisforquitters
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3 months ago

Do people put cilantro in cookies? Totally did not know that.

Naomi Cline
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3 months ago

Why?

Leesa DeAndrea
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3 months ago

It always surprises me that there are people who actually like cilantro.

Bindi Adams
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3 months ago

Nobody likes coriander....

May Day
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3 months ago

Still, makes a nice pattern!

Sharon-Shay Walsh
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3 months ago (edited)

I love raw cilantro, but would never be even slightly tempted to put in a cookie

Barbara Stewart
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3 months ago

Why?

Living_Shadow
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3 months ago

Looks like a good cookie... why would you ruin it like that x_x

G13
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3 months ago

This is why we can't have nice things ):< XD

Lisa Tetlow
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3 months ago

No

Ziya (Wenny) Liu
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3 months ago

Now I'm hungry but we're in quarantine and my parents are healthy people :'(

Kathryn Sutherland
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3 months ago

Nobody deserves that...nobody! Lol

melbfk
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3 months ago

Makes for a very interesting picture.

Jennifer Sacrison
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3 months ago

😯😯😯😯

melanie bly
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3 months ago

Ummm, are those vegan cookies? I personally wouldn't be brave enough to try them myself. Oh sweetie,Ugh!

Sugar_arrow
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3 months ago

Pro tip, never put something that’s used as a garnish in something sweet, ever

PokemonMaster
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3 months ago

Okay then

CARMEN FLORES
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3 months ago

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

Eloise
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3 months ago

Cilantro is the evil which should be no more

Tammy Klein
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3 months ago

Next time do 4-leaf clovers and bring them out on St Patrick's Day

Olga wassupbrothers
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3 months ago

it's beautiful. i love everything with greens :)

Chris DiFonso
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3 months ago

What kind of cookies did you make that call for cilantro?

Dorothy Cloud
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3 months ago

I agree with "read041"......Why in the world would you use cilantro???

George Hudacko
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3 months ago

WTF?

Tim Skeens
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3 months ago

Luck of the Irish cookies

Duncan
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3 months ago

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Gregg Bender
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3 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂!

Id row
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3 months ago

I guess if it was done intentional, mission accomplished?

Quinn Adaire
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3 months ago

Why are you trying to ruin cookies?!

Alyssa Rugh
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3 months ago (edited)

Cilantro why though?

Autumn Quigley
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3 months ago

cilantro is good but not in a cookie

Tiffany Meyer
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3 months ago

You, my friend, are a cookie MONSTER!

Jennifer Biness
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3 months ago

why?! I like cilantro, but just, why?

iblowsheep
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3 months ago

WHAT? I like cilantro, but in a fuckin cookie? what kind of sociopath are you?

Amelia Airhawk
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3 months ago

Why ? Just Why ?

Emi Asanuma
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3 months ago

why...

CincyReds
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3 months ago

But why??

Starlee87
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3 months ago

Cilantro?! Why?

Joyce Deering
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3 months ago

Ugh...just ugh.

Susan Gee
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3 months ago

Perfect St. Patrick's Day cookie...or April Fools Day?

Justin Tomas
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3 months ago

Cilantro isn’t weed substitute FYI.

Johanna Verina
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3 months ago

why? why? why?

Patty Leaton
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3 months ago

extra flavor

Johanne Trudeau
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3 months ago

Savory chocolate chip cookie???

Frozengeckolover
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3 months ago (edited)

The soap argument aside, why would you put cilantro in cookies? My husband LOVES cilantro, and even he said that sounds revolting.

BJ Sully
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3 months ago

You are evil and must be destroyed! 😂

Jeff Diamond
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3 months ago

That doesn't make sense.

Adreana Davis
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3 months ago

hhhmmmm. i wonder why?

Scratch
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3 months ago

If you think cilantro belongs in cookies you have bigger problems than being a bad baker.

Lucinda Guerra
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3 months ago

salsa party cookies

Annette Christopherson
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3 months ago

No need to get fancy.

Logan Slaughter
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3 months ago

"Strawberry Cinnamon Cilantro Salutations!" -Pinkamena Diane Pie

M Adams
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3 months ago

taco cookie?

jaya pimm
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3 months ago

Hhf

Mary Ciulla
Community Member
3 months ago

Why?

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
3 months ago

Then it's not a cookie, it's a savory cracker, I guess...cilantro would not be my first choice..

Martine
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3 months ago

Space cake

Dawn Everly
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3 months ago

*speechless*

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
3 months ago

"cilantro"

Manya Mitta
Community Member
3 months ago

no one puts cilantro in baking wanna eat soap?

Rabbit Carrot
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3 months ago

Gross and you didn’t mix it in properly.

Michael Nebab
Community Member
3 months ago

The fuck are doing??

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