Monday, June 14, 2010
Me versus the Oatmeal Cookie
I've had this hunger for the most scrumptious Oatmeal Raisin cookies
that a man at work made several years ago. These cookies are a little
spicy and the chewy/crunchy type of cookie that I love. When he
brought the cookies to work I asked for the recipe and Mr. Co-Worker
typed it up for me in an email. But then no one in my family is crazy for
raisins so I didn't make the recipe until about a month ago.
And they flopped...oh boy..did they flop.
Whoever invented parchment paper for cookie sheets should get a
melted/baked together into one big hard mess...I could pick up the
parchment paper and throw it into the garbage.
For about 30 seconds I thought about blogging about that
Night-of-Cookie-Horror but I was too embarrassed. See, when I
re-read the recipe, I realized there was no flour. The recipe didn't
have it listed but I had set the flour canister out on my cupboard in
preparation of using it. What cookie doesn't have flour in it? I
threw some flour in the remaining batter and those cookies turned
Back at work the next day, I asked Mr. Cookie-Recipe-Man if
his cookies truly didn't have any flour in them and he looked at me as
if I'd been born on the moon. He affirmed the fact there should be
flour but then he looked at the printed copy of the recipe I handed
him. He looked at me in horror and I looked back at him embarrassed.
It was really embarrassing when he said "you didn't try baking these
without flour, did you....."
The first pan I did....and what a mess it made!!
I got an updated copy of the recipe that day. A copy right from
Today, on this rainy-day-off-from-work, I decided to make the
cookies again. After all, I had the original recipe now!
Super-Awesome Chewy Oatmeal Crasin Cookies (from the
Dessert Bible by Christopher Kimball
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened but still firm
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar