2012/07/30: List of mistakes I made in my first cookie-baking attempt
This, I should note, involved a store-bought packet of cookie mix, for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (and I added a half-cup of coconut flakes just cuz).
- The recipe said to blend an egg with a stick of butter. I substituted half a banana for the egg, but I didn't do any kind of blending; there were chunks of butter and banana sort of hiding around throughout the entire process.
- Seeing that the cookie mix didn't seem to be mixing very well with the above, I added about a cup of milk. They started mixing, but showed no sign of subsequently forming any kind of dough; it ended up as more of a batter.
- I got tired of trying to mix up the batter and wait for it to turn into a dough, so I put some of it on a cookie sheet and some of it on a pizza sheet. Except that I put them too close together, so the batter spread apart in the baking process, causing them to sort of merge together to form ULTRA-COOKIE. Well, not really, but they were still connected together.
- Less of a problem, but I put the pizza sheet directly above the cookie sheet and kinda close together, so that the cookies on the cookie sheet ended up being a bit less browned than the ones on the tray.
Result: they were sort of "cards", almost paper-thin, and started to crumble at the slightest touch (some of them simply from the force of being lifted off the tray by spatula). The good news is that they weren't inedible failures, but nevertheless: B'DUH.