Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Important Cookie Tip
I hate cookies this morning. Both batches. I just encountered a very important tip in cookie making. While I have limited talents, I consider cookie making is one of them. I am not joking. That is why I was so disturbed to pull these beauties out of the oven at 8 a.m. Why baking cookies at 8 a.m.? Well actually at 7:30 a.m. I had all three kiddies around me mixing and dumping ...all on chairs and stools and taking turns nicely. Luke can even get out the ingredients and mix it by himself so I was enjoying the nice morning with my kids. I already had makeup on that day and was dressed and I thought I the multi-tasking was going so well. RED FLAG
Which is why I decided to double the recipe and freeze some of it. I never double cookie recipes. Cause I usually don't want to personally gooble all that cookie dough up. But, I was going to visit my friend's new baby this week and off to a play date this morning (Californism for coming over with your children to hang out with that persons children, always scheduled events.)
so I was thinking it would doubling it would save me some time later in the week, and I thought I was thinking i was very smart (RED FLAG!).
So after I dumped in the
2 CUPS OF SHORTENING (holy cow that is alot, I hope its dispersed really small through this mongo-batch),
4 CUPS OF OATMEAL,
BAG OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS,
4 EGGS, etc ingredients, I was totally stumped when these came out. The battered tasted nicely and all my kids got spoonfuls. I reread the recipe over and over and not a clue.
UNTIL (here comes the tip) I noticed the full bowl of 4 cups of flour that was still on the other counter! FLOUR.
DON'T FORGET THE FLOUR! It is a very important ingredient that will affect the outcome of your cookies. And if you forget the flour you will have to chuck (throw away) all that lovely unusable cookie dough, and empty the dough that you already put in the freezer and then you will wine and cry and your kids will mourn with you. And then you will mentally calculate how much that cost you and how you really wish you could eat a normal cookie to comfort you in your flour-i-hate-you pain.