Accidental Cookies

Accidental Cookies

Accidental Cookies

This is the story of how I made really great cookies- by accident. It is also a lesson on why we should measure when we bake. I was asked recently to do a demonstration on freezing convenience foods. You know, ready made meals and the like. I had plenty of things to display but wanted to show how to freeze cookie dough. For the show I needed balls of raw cookie dough to put on a baking sheet- just to show how to freeze them for later. I wasn’t going to be baking or serving the cookies- I just needed the dough. When I was at home prepping I just started tossing cookie dough ingredients in a bowl and mixing them up. Great, I had my dough, rolled them into balls and was ready to go.

The show went great.  After I was done and had packed everything up and brought the dough balls home. On a whim I decided to bake them. Better than tossing them out. I hate wasting food. Besides, I had put in all the normal ingredients, how bad could they be?  To my surprise they were good- really good. If only I had measured!!!

Last night I decided to try and make them again. I knew I had used a stick of butter and an egg, so those were easy. I had used both brown and granulated sugar and some baking powder. The chocolate chips would be easy to figure out, too. The flour. Honestly, I just kept adding flour until it was a stiff dough. So this time I measured as I went. Rolled the dough into balls and chilled them. Then I baked them. They came out pretty good. Really good, actually, and as close as I will likely get to the cookies I made when just tossing everything together. I did measure this time so here is the recipe for my cookies.


Accidental Cookies

1 stick butter, softened

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/3 c. granulated sugar

1 egg

1 t. baking powder

1 1/4 c. flour

1 1/2  c. chocolate chips

In bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Stir in the egg and stir in baking powder. Add flour and once mixed in, stir in the chips. Roll into 1-inch balls- you should get about 24 -and  put in the fridge to chill for an hour or longer. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cookie balls about an inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until light brown around the edges.  I’m going to say about 10 minutes. I will confess to getting a phone call when I was baking them- so 10 minutes is my best guess. Cool on rack a little before trying to eat them. Makes 2 dozen.

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