Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cookie Monster? Not I.

When I started making my 101 in 1001 list, one of the things I really wanted to do was try a bunch of new recipes. Well, there have been a few I needed to try more than once to make right, but there is one that has failed me every time:


Any kind of cookies -- chocolate chip, sugar, snickerdoodle... Any kind I have tried to make I have pretty much failed at. I don't know what I'm doing wrong! I follow the recipe to the letter every single time. But every single time they totally suck! Sometimes they just burn, but other times they legitimately don't even taste like cookies (which was what happened last night when I tried to make some sugar cookies my friend gave me for Christmas).

Now, once, just once, I succeeded. There is a picture of my lovely roomie demonstrating that the cookie was okay to eat for your verification needs. But I had help that time, so I kind of feel like it doesn't count!

Oh cookies. You are the bane of my existence. You're so delicious, I just want to cook you and eat you. Why do you make my life so difficult?

Do you guys have trouble with any recipes in particular? Do you have any ideas explaining why I'm such a Fail Monster instead of a Cookie Monster?


  1. Well, you are a Cookie Monster, just the kind that punishes cookies by burning them rather than eating them.

  2. I've noticed that my cookies come out better when I 1) Let the dough refrigerate for around 12-24 hours, but more importantly 2) My cookies ALWAYS come out better when I use an air bake cookie sheet.

    Hope these help and good luck :)

  3. If your cookies are burning or not rising enough, try using a different cookie sheet. Those "Air Bake" brand cookie sheets have always worked for me - I can't seem to mess anything up on them!


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