Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cookie Love

I made cookies today...

9 dozen (minus 2) chocolate chip cookies...

Don't those 2 empty spots just look so... empty?

I didn't mean to make so many of them. I just made a double-batch, because we're taking some to game night tonight, and I wanted to have some at home to for desserts. Bond was craving dessert last night after dinner. (I got dinner made, but not dessert.) I found some chocolates that he said didn't taste so great... I'm honestly not sure how old they were... but they couldn't have been that old.



Anyway. A single batch, I thought, made about 3 dozen.. but a double batch has made 9 dozen (minus 2).. so.. I'm thinking I was wrong.. that a single batch actually makes 4 dozen.. and... maybe I made smaller cookies this time, or something.

Enough with my bad math.

Just look....

At these amazingly tasty...

9 dozen (minus 2) (minus 3)...

Chocolate chip COOKIES!!!

There is more to cookie-baking in Colorado. It's not just.. follow the recipe. That doesn't work here. If you try that, then you get flat and crunchy cookies. That's okay, if you like that kind of thing.

But I like soft chewy cookies.

First thing's first.. you gotta use stoneware cookie sheets. Pre-heat them while you pre-heat the oven.

Stoneware baby, yeah...

Then.. you gotta add extra flour to the mix. For this round I added like.. 1/2 to 3/4 cups of extra flour.

And THEN.. you gotta take the cookies out before they're done. They have to be just barely browning on top. (See the minus 2 shot, just taken out of the oven.)

And THEN you gotta let them sit on the stoneware cookie sheet to cool and finish baking from underneath until the next dozen is done.

It's a very complicated process, yes. And I didn't even go into when you switch them to the cooling rack. But it's soooooo worth it.

And you can't forget your kindly neighbor who brings you flour when you've run out. And she brought muffins too. I don't have a picture of those... we ate them already. The muffins, not the kindly neighbor.

Don't be gross.

And so. To conclude... here is what 9 dozen (minus 3) (minus 4) cookies looks like:

Oh... *scoff* DANG IT!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Girl, you are so funny. I miss game nights there.