A Perfect Cookie... Not!
I don't make good cookies. My ex- does. Maybe that's part of the reason he's an ex- . I couldn't stand the competition. And what confuses me more about the whole thing is that he puts twice as much flour into the recipe as it calls for, then bakes it for less time. It's not like they come out raw, either, dough is always moist. These cookies are soft and moist, and completely cooked. They don't deflate into a flat disc of uncooked dough when he takes them out of the oven. They are still cookie shaped when they are cool, and still good to eat the next day. I don't know how he does it.
I've tried and tried but can't figure out what the problem is. Well at least part of the problem anyway. I made some chocolate chip cookies one day. I didn't hear the timer and they stayed for an extra minute or so... or so... or so. They were a little brown on the bottom... ok, black. I didn't want to throw them away because it is wasteful to throw away food. "Think about all the starving kids in Peoria", I could hear my mother say. So, I gave them to our dog, Lucy. She growled at me. Me! Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. This is a dog that would eat raw onions and dill pickles off the floor if you dropped them. That was it. That day I decided to go on a mission to find the best cookie recipe in the world. I have looked far and wide for the perfect cookie, and this is what I have found: Nothing... nada... zip. I am convinced that not a single cookie recipe exists that I am capable of making perfectly.
So now it is time to call in some troops. I need some recipes. I need something that can be done on a budget, (not costing $100.00 a cookie). I need something that can be done in a few minutes, and something that is tasty. Above all, I need something that I can actually do. I have invested in a new kitchen timer, so we are ready on that front. So, I am asking all of my faithful readers to send me their favorite cookie recipes in the hopes that I can learn to make the world's best cookie.
Are you up for the challenge? Email it to me with directions, or tell me where I can go to find it. I will publish the results as I try each one. I would like to thank you all in advance, and ask that those of you in the Sacramento area to have the Fire Department on speed dial. We are in for a ride.
Psalm 23:6 "...my cup overflows."
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Bionote: Lori is the author of three business books, numerous church skits, and several articles. She lives in Sacramento with her two children, two dogs, and cat. She loves to hear from her readers, so please email your thoughts and questions.