Monday, September 15, 2008

Bad Cookies

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.


tigerfish said...

Were you expecting chewy cookies but they turn out crunchy? :P
Thanks for visiting my blog. I don't bake, so to me, there is no bad cookies. Keep trying. You will make perfect ones the next time.

Mary P. from said...

oh Marie! that comment about the oatmeal raisin needing to be disposed up immediately is too funny - I can picture you now. Good luck in the baking department!

Once I was convinced I couldn't ever bake a good cookie. It turned out the baking soda I was using was from 1997 or something ridiculous. New baking soda = awesome cookies! :)

Mary P. from said...

oh, ps. I love oatmeal raisin cookies too! they are my fave! We are cosmically connected.

Marie said...

Tigerfish: I don't bake either, but am trying to remedy that. I'm hoping my second round of cookies will be an improvement!

Mary: Thanks for the luck, I need it! Also, yes, we are cosmically connected, aren't oatmeal raisin cookies the best? I really don't care either way about the heavyweight champ chocolate chip.