Charles loves desserts, so as a token of love, I made these refrigerated dough Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies (I know, I was really pulling out all the stops with that one). Unfortunately, I cooked them too long and they turned out... crunchy. My cookie-making track record is abysmal, so I should have erred very much on the side of caution and pulled them out even when they looked too smushy. Apparently, cookies can firm up a bit after they've cooled; I would know these things if I didn't run for the hills at the mere suggestion of making baked goods.
Lucky for me, Charles is a doll and is planning on eating every last one of them. I will not be discouraged, though. I am going to keep trying my hand at baking cookies until I am fairly pleased with the end result. I don't know how many batches of dough (pre-made or from scratch) it'll take and I don't know how many times my face will scowl at bad cookies, but by God, I will do it. My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin, so I think that'll be my next experiment. I will, however, have to try my best to forget the time there was a mixup and I ended up with a salty batch that needed to be disposed of immediately.