Chocolate Chip Cookies – A Process

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 eggs

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.

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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.

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I also learned that sprinkles melt and, if given the wrong color, will make your cookies look infected.

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!

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