October 6, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookie FAIL

My Dad is a very interesting man. He's done many different things in his life. Here's a few of the many things he has accomplished:

He has raised turkeys, raised sheep, raised Christmas trees, raised three girls. Owned and ran a sawmill, owned an ice cream parlor, owned and flew an airplane. Was a flight instructor, was manager of a hardware store, was a silversmith. Is a master craftsman with wood, is an early riser, is the best Dad ever!

And, shoot... I haven't even skimmed the surface of all the things he's done!

So, it didn't surprise us one little bit when some years ago, (even though he wasn't a 'regular' in the kitchen) he decided to make chocolate chip cookies.

Today's my birthday, so I'm taking life easy. No work for me today! My gardener fixed me a breakfast burrito this morning, and I've just been hanging out on the computer most of the day. (Oh, wait... I do that even when it's not my birthday!)

We're going out to dinner tonite (my gardener and I and the Havre Relatives), but this afternoon I decided it'd be fun (and you're supposed to have fun on your birthday) to make some chocolate chip cookies.

So I got out Dad's recipe, which makes a friggin' 100 cookies! Well, my gardener and I couldn't eat that many cookies, (or at least we shouldn't) so I cut the recipe in half.
Cream the butter.
Add the eggs and vanilla.
Add flour and baking powder, then add the chocolate chips and walnuts. A half-recipe called for 12 oz of chocolate chips, but by the time I added them, there was probably, oh, maybe 10 ounces (or nine).
So, you end up with a dough that looks yummy like this.Who wants to lick this beater? I know one baby girl that is goin' "Awww, Mom... I wish I was there to lick that beater!" "Could you just make some dough and mail it to me?"
I like to use my Pampered Chef Medium Scoop for cookies. It's item #2540 and you can buy one from the best Pampered Chef Consultant ever!
So I scooped the beautiful chocolate chip cookie dough onto my Silpat liner and put them in the oven at 350 for 10-12 minutes. (Isn't that a pretty picture?)Oops.
What the hey?
Looks like I made chocolate chip pancakes.

Maybe you just can't cut some recipes in half.


  1. happy birthday and they look good anyway!

  2. Thank you for posting over at the etsy forum. It's nice to meet you.

  3. Happy birthday! And thanks for following my blog. My chocolate chip cookies always look like this - just one of the reasons why you'll never see any cooking posts over at the 7MSN. I blame all my failures on the altitude.

    Thanks again for stopping by.

  4. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  5. Happy Birthday! I still think they look tasty, thin but tasty!


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