After dropping the girls off at school yesterday and returning home with zero motivation to do anything, except play Candy Crush, I decided I needed to make some chocolate chip cookies. I found my package of chocolate chips and used the recipe on the back of the bag. Followed the directions to a T, and this is how they turned out:
As soon as I took them out of the oven and let them cool for a couple minutes, they completely flattened out. I tried to get them off the pan and they stuck to my spatula. I happened to be talking to my brilliant sister, Bridget, who told me to add more flour so the dough wasn’t so sticky. I was a bit leery, but thought it couldn’t hurt. I started by adding in 1/3 cup, which didn’t help the dough much. So I added another 1/3 cup of flour and the dough seemed better so I tried baking another batch. This is how those turned out:
Almost like chocolate chip cookie perfection. Out of the three dozen that turned out, there are like six left so I know Mr. Chaos enjoys them. Or maybe it’s just that I don’t bake cookies ever so he feels the need to indulge.
Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that turns out every time (and you are willing to share) or are you a cookie baking failure like myself?