Saturday, July 5, 2008

Ever wonder what would happen....

If you forgot to add baking soda to your cookie dough?

Yep...sad indeed.

I was planning on going back to the basics and making chocolate chip cookies. As I reached in the pantry for the chips, my eyes met the coconut. Why not?! Then, a lightbulb; nuts, pecans in fact. I was so excited. I quickly got to work, baking away paying no mind to my regular organized baking. I didn't premeasure my flour into a bowl and add the baking soda and salt. Nope, I was still in a haze of excitement over "my creation". I was disappointed as I pulled the cookies out of the oven. They were like little chocoloate/coconut/pecan hockey pucks, and they were burnt on the bottom. Do you think you forgot to add something Jim asks. The shock, the shame...Of course I didn't forget anything. As the words left my mouth, it hit me - "THE BAKING SODA!"

So, there you have it. All your baking soda mysteries solved!


Emily said...

OH NO, being a home chef, this just breaks my heart-- you know it does. You put a little soul into your cookies and when they don't turn out right, it just makes you so mad. I love your picture, it is so funny!

Emily said...

I bet the grassman would eat them!