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Monday, September 2, 2013

Why I Don't Bake Cookies

All I wanted was to make TR cookies for his lunch for the first week of school.  I wanted them to be oatmeal chocolate chip.  I got to the part of the recipe that reads "Add 2 cups of oatmeal" to find out I only have 2 tablespoons of oatmeal.  Seriously.  Who leaves 2 tablespoons of oatmeal in the box and doesn't add oatmeal to the grocery list?  So I scrapped that plan and went to Pinterest to find a different recipe that looked easy and I had all the ingredients for.  Do you have any idea the number of recipes for cookies on Pinterest that include oatmeal?

I finally found a recipe for Brown Sugar Cookies.  Brown sugar, butter, flour, eggs, salt, vanilla, and baking powder.  Sounds easy right?  So I mix up the dough and put the first batch of cookies in the oven and move on to my next task, Baked French Toast.  One of our favorite recipes, that you refrigerate over night and bake in the morning.  I got to the part in the recipe where you slice your french bread and put it over the brown sugar/butter mixture in your 13x9 pan, and guess what?  My loaf of French bread was moldy.  Grrrr! I finally found some hamburger buns in the freezer to finish the baked French toast.

Off goes the timer.  My 16 cookies on my insulated cookie sheet have morphed into one large, flat, gooey, doughy mess.  They don't look anything like the beautiful cake like cookies in the picture.  I thought to myself when I put them in the oven that I should have done a test cookie.....

1/4 of cup of flour more and I over cooked the test cookie, but it does resemble a cookie.  The Cowboss comes into the kitchen.  He took one look at the pile of dishes in the sink, the failed nasty doughy mess on the cookie sheet and asked if he could take me to dinner.  He's a smart man!

To Recap:

1.  I hate cleaning the kitchen after I've attempted to bake cookies.
2.  We live too far away from town to run to the store to pickup oatmeal because we are out.
3.  Things like chocolate chips and peanuts mysteriously disappear in our house.
4.  For the record, I think insulated cookie sheets are the worst invention ever.
5.  Oreo's are pretty dang good!


  1. You sum up my whole experience cooking in general. -SRW

  2. Yep, this is why I don't like to bake LOL. I just buy those packages where you just break the cookies into pieces and bake them. Actually, I don't bake them, I make Joel do it. hehe