Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cookies Are Not my Friends...But I Love Them

So...this post is going to have 2 parts. First I am going to talk about the recipe I used the other day...then I will talk about my issue with cookies.

If you want a quick and easy cookie recipe, try cake mix cookies. Take a box of cake mix, throw it in a bowl and add 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or oil of your choosing), 2 tablespoons of water and 2 eggs. Mix it into a dough and until all ingredients are combined.

Scoop onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for about 10-12 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick into the cookie and it comes out clean. If you regularly bake cookies, you will get a feel for how long it should take.

Once the cookies cool you can either leave them plain or dress them up with frosting and sprinkles.

The other day I used half a box of strawberry cake mix in an effort to use it up. I threw in some white chocolate chips to give it some flair. Everything should have been great!

I mixed up all the ingredients, used our fun little cookie dough scooper thing and put the cookie sheet into the oven.

About 10 minutes into baking, I check on the cookies and do the toothpick test - they were not quite done. So I put them back in and walk away for 3 minutes - only to return to incredibly burnt cookies. WTF?!?!

So into the garbage they went. I don't know what my problem is...I can bake cakes, cupcakes, muffins and brownies. I can cook dinner. But cookies - they are my NEMESIS. Every time I try to bake cookies, they burn. My husband bakes great cookies! I don't know how he can do it.

Sigh. So that was a wasted effort, and a waste of food. At least it was only half a box of leftover cake mix. Maybe next time I can do better. I know my friend called me right away after I texted her to tell her I burned my cookies to try and "teach" me how to bake them over the phone. I might need to take a trip down to DC in order to learn. :-)

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