Sunday, October 18, 2009


Betty Crocker, I am not. This post is proof! Around labor day I tried to make oatmeal raisin cookies from scratch to take on a trip. I found the recipe I had used before and headed to the grocery store. After getting home with my loot I started baking. As I was mixing everything together it seemed too runny, but I figured it would work out ok so I kept going. I measured the cookies onto a cookie sheet and popped them in the oven. I kept an eye on them because they seemed not right. After about two minutes the cookies were running everywhere. Being the genius that I am I decided to wash those off and put some batter into a muffin pan. You know, to hold it while it got all runny! LOL This method appeared to be working after the first 5-7 minutes so I walked away. When the timer went off I returned to this nightmare...DAMN. I know, you're going to tell me I used the wrong kind of flour, but I didn't! The recipe called for all-purpose with baking soda. I tried this same recipe (that I have used successfully before) the next night and got the same result. It didn't take me as long to figure it out the next time. I even called my MIL and got a new recipe... same thing again! Finally I gave up/ran out of time and just bought some cookies at Kroger :) That solved the cookie problem but not the problem of the huge mess in my kitchen from making 3 batches of runny cookies! After this disaster I'm afraid to bake again!

1 comment:

  1. not that you asked for a recipe BUT... here is a recipe for the best cookies you will ever make! just be sure to use bread flour and melt the butter. i also always beat the eggs and vanilla together rather than just putting the eggs in the bowl then the vanilla in the bowl and i think they turn out better when i do that. i also use smaller scoops (i think) and only cook them for 8 minutes because i like them not done. but besides the first two things i said about the flour and butter, the third most important thing is to chill the dough in a stainless steel bowl in the fridge for about 45-60 minutes before putting them in the oven. the episode explains the reason for everything. great cookies... i've even been paid at work to make them for someone! good luck if you try them or any other cookies :)