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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Not all cookies are created equal...

I had a goal today to make a delicious batch of yummy, gooey, oatmeal raisin cookies for my guys tonight.  You know, I was going to be the ultimate housewife. I had made them delicious homemade tostadas with oven baked tostada shells, yummy taco meat, and topped with shredded lettuce, sour cream, cheese, and homemade salsa. Mmmmmmmmm!

I couldn't find my usual go-to oatmeal cookie recipe, however. (which happens to be the Quaker Oats recipe, by the way. Never fails!) I dug through my old recipe card box and found a recipe I was given when I got married. "Well... oatmeal cookies are oatmeal cookies, how different can they be?" I asked as I donned my halloween apron (the closest and cleanest one at hand) and began assembling ingredients.

Let's just say not all oatmeal cookies are created equal, and these were awful! Doughy, bland, heavy... sounds appetizing, huh? I added some oil thinking it would make them richer and more moist. Nope. Then I added some water to make them less thick and puffy. Nope. Then, after seeing they had spread all over the sheet and were dripping down onto the bottom of the oven I hurried and whisked them out of the oven, scraped them into the garbage, and added more flour to the dough. Tried again. These were a little better, but still cake-like and bland. Finally, I made frosting and slathered them all over with it. They were pallatable, but that's about it.

So? I ran up to the computer and downloaded a new copy of my go-to recipe and will try again tomorrow. So much for the perfect housewife.

See? Not everything I make turns out perfect. I just don't let anyone try the failed attempts!


Andrea said...

All is right with the world. I have crap hair, and you can't make cookies.

Missed you on Friday for GNO.