Wednesday, April 16, 2008

So this is what happens when you don't follow the directions!

Still good enough to eat and now with half the fat!

In my enthusiasm to make cookies with my youngest daughter I guess I missed all of the ingredients. I have made these cookies before and we all loved them, so before going over to a friends house for a nice afternoon around the pool, we decided to make them and take them with us.

My oldest daughter, true to form, laid in bed and read while my youngest and I baked away. The cookie batter looked great if maybe a little too dough like. I just pushed on. I wanted cookies baked and ready to go!

The first batch went into the oven. I used a small scoop so they would all be uniform and perfect looking. As I looked into the oven nearing the ending of the baking time I realized that something must have gone wrong. I looked over the directions and the ingredients. It was then I realized the error of my ways!!! I had only added 1/2 cup of butter when I needed a whole cup. Needless to say they didn't spread at all and are very puffy cookies. Oh well now we have diet cookies (half the fat)!!!

See how puffy and small they are?

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever! (just be sure to follow the recipe!)

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!



Emily said...

I need some of your special diet low-fat cookies! They still look very good. You don't have to feel too guilty about eating a bunch.

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I made the same omission many years ago and when the cookies came out of the oven she said, "Look Mommy...we made cookie balls!" Guess what....even with the missing butter there was not a crumb left by the end of the day.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi Emiline-I should have made your cookies like I had intended but I was missing the peanuts. These were still very good though!

Hi Jan-They were like cookie balls and you are right about there being none left at the end of the day!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It happens Judy:D Sometimes I start to bake and realize I don't have all the ingredients:D

Anonymous said...

It's not a "mistake," it's an innovation! Seriously, they look great. I'm not surprised that there wasn't any left!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

They were really good Ben and only 1/2 cup of butter for about 30 cookies. I'm sure the 2 cups of Ghirardelli chocolate chips probably canceled that out but who's really that picky!

Thanks Val unfortunately that happens to me all the time! Plus my little distractions don't help!

Hi Fearless they were sooo good!