Friday, March 7, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I enjoy making chocolate chip cookies and every time I make them I am reminded of when I was younger. One specific memory is when my brother Kevin and I made a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough really fast while my parents were gone and then stashed it in one of our closets so we could eat the dough whenever we wanted. Looking back I can't help but think how disgusting to eat a whole batch of cookie dough that has been sitting in a closet and not refrigerated! We were pretty excited about the whole deal. Today I made cookies with Jacob while David and Madeline were taking naps, I hope when he gets older he will also have good memories of making chocolate chip cookies

Today my experience with making cookies was different then it has ever been. How you ask? Well, the dough seemed to be dry when I was putting the dough balls on the sheet and when they came out of the oven they had not spread out at all, they were still dough balls that were now cooked. I smashed them with a spoon as you can see below in hopes that they would look more like a regular cookie and not a ball cookie. I have not tasted them yet, maybe they taste better then they look.


It seemed that the dough did not have enough fat in it to hold it together. So I took the remaining dough and added a bit more butter and Crisco and they turned out great! I was not trying to reduce the amount of fat in the cookies but apparently they didn't have enough at first. However, I still managed to eat more cookie dough then I should have, (that always happens) you know when you have eaten so much dough that you are very thirsty and then you have to drink a lot of water and then end up stuffed. Maybe it is just me that does that? I am not sure that is the best way to get rid of the baby tummy, but it was yummy!

7 comments:

Christy B. said...

that was such a funny story about you and kevin! loved it. and i also eat about half the dough before i've even made the cookies. so good, but so disgusting when you think about it. kind of reminds me of the time when you and i sat out on our balcony and polished off a whole package of grasshopper cookies. but if i remember correctly, i believe at least one of us (possibly both) was recovering from heartache, so that definitely justified it.

and i will stop now before i give out too much personal information. :)

MichiganMarshes said...

I know the yucky feeling of eating too much dough and drinking too much water, but cookie dought is just too good to resist!

Lenice said...

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummy!!!!

Breanne said...

That is so fun. Ever since Millie was tiny she has always loved to sit up on the counter and help me cook. She says all the time "I love a cook!!" my favorite is when she wrapped her arms around the Kitchen Aid (that was not running)and said "I love you cook!" LKike the Kitchen Aid's name was "Cook". It was great. Sorry about the first batch but impressive that you knew how to fix it.

Saralyn said...

I have been there on the too much cookie dough, did it 3 days ago in fact. My kids like to cook with me too. They have to take turns putting ingredients in the bowl and their favorite part right now is cracking the eggs. That gets messy.

Megs said...

This was really funny to me. A little more butter never hurt anyone. I know exactly what you mean on the cookie dough. I can't keep my hands out of the bowl. Sounds like you guys have had a fun couple of weeks.

Kent and Lynette said...

So funny. I always tell my kids that they eat cookie dough at their own risk as I sneak a few bites.