Self-confidence and Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies made by moi

How the hell are the two related might you be asking?

Well, they are.

With every passing interview and every subsequent rejection, my confidence is waning and my weight is at a stand still.

I look over the work that I have produced over the years and wonder if I’m even good enough for the positions I’ve applied for, over analyze the answers I’ve given to interview questions gone by and worry about how I’m going to pay the bills for months to come with no income.

But then I get to do something fun one day out of the week, like bake cookies for a friend who bought me a city mug from her recent travels to England, Wales and France.

She specifically wanted ginger molasses cookies, just like the ones that you can get at Starbucks. So I found a recipe online and set out to do just that.

But not knowing what they really taste like, I’m at a loss as to whether or not mine are even good.

Do they measure up? Will they be any good? Why do some have those gorgeous crackles and others don’t? Why is the ginger taste so strong? Will she like them?




I LOVE baking. This shouldn’t be THIS hard.


Please come back, self-confidence. I miss you.


Crystal said...

Thank you so much for linking to the cookie recipe. I love, love, LOVE Starbuck's ginger molasses cookies and so does Liam. I'm definitely be making these ... I'm sure yours taste awesome!!

rusty61 said...

Those cookies look awesome and I'm sure they're delicious! I love to bake too, but have had to cut way back because I love to eat what I bake too.

That's a good way to get your baking fix in and make your friends happy too.

I'm sorry your self-confidence is not where it should be. From all I've read about you, you are very good at what you do, you're a great baker, and a good friend. I hope you get your groove back soon. I have faith in you!

Angie All The Way said...

Awwwww....I'm sure your cookies are kick ass!

Crystal said...

Question ... how many cookies did you get out of the batch??

Kathleen M. said...

Oreo cheesecake. Enough said. But I'll say it anyway...AMAZING!!! I can't even imagine your cookies then.

eurydice said...

i know how you feel - i was out of work from july 2008 until march 2009 and went on lots of interviews, and sometimes there were periods when no one was calling. sometimes i thought i did well and they never called and i got rejected so many times.

i know it's lame advice but the right job WILL come along. you are qualified and you will find a job. i know this part sucks the big nut.

what bothered me the most was people telling me to "enjoy my time off" like i could just hang out and relax easy breezy with no income or prospects lined up. good luck!

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