So a dear childhood friend loves a family cookie recipe very much. We make them ever Christmas and she always calls me in advance to er, remind me, how good they are. I always drop some off.
She has asked me for the recipe many times and I have given her the recipe many times. T
his year she decided to make them herself and took them to a party. "Oh this JudiAU's special family recipe." Well I went to party and tasted the cookies. Disgusting.
I finally managed to corner to ask her er, what she had done with the recipe I gave her. "Oh, I made it." "Hum I said, they don't really taste the same." "Sure they do."
The recipe has five ingredients: flour, butter, egg yolks, sour cream, and a package of yeast. She substituted crisco, non-fat sour cream, and added 2 T. artificial rum flavoring.
If she can't tell the difference between my delicious cookie and that horror I am not baking for her any more. ARGH.
My special recipe indeed.