Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Two lessons, in fact.
1: It pays to follow directions
2: It pays to improvise
I had a jones for chocolate cookies. I got me a goodlookin recipe:
2 cups confectioner's sugar
3/4 cups dutch process cocoa
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups butter (!)
1 tsp vanilla
Bake cookies for 8 minutes at 350.
I followed it. Wow, huh? And then the dough turned out way too gooey for rolled cookies, which is what it was supposed to be. Well, I knew that might happen, the recipe reviews said it might, but what to do next? I didn't want to sit around waiting for it to harden up in the fridge, which was the suggested fix.
But I do have a totally neato vintage cookie press. Ha-HAH! It worked beautifully. Better than I had ever gotten the darn thing to work before, in fact.
So, who wants to have a tea party?