Last night, my mom and I made cookies.
When I say made cookies, I mean that we mixed some stuff together, realized something was wrong, consulted the internet, then stood watch as three batches cooked in the oven. I was outspokenly pessimistic during the entire process. Going the “Home-Made” route was an excellent idea.
We got all the ingredients together (recipe courtesy of Nestle Toll House).
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks, 1/2 pound) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated [white] sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
Dry ingredients in one bowl, wet in the other. Simple enough, right? Eh.
Two things- sugar should be mixed with the wet ingredients and eggs and butter should be close to the same temperature to avoid curdling. I know this because I saw it happen AND I googled it afterward. Not even the hand mixer could save us.
Luckily, butter comes in a four pack and eggs come in a dozen. We waited awhile before starting over again.
We had more success the second time around.
Overall, the cookies were a little flat but edible. I definitely learned my lesson on what not to do. I probably should have googled “What could go wrong?” before starting. Live and learn.
Happy St. Patty’s Day!