finally dessert #2 of my twelve desserts for the year! i am obviously
the biggest not a procrastinator at all. :)
going into this recipe, i was a little nervous because my gram is known for her delicious chocolate chip cookies. every time i go home, she makes enough for our visit, and always saves a little batch for us to take back to california. if only i had her recipe, this dessert might have turned out better.
unfortunately... these cookies were definitely NOT right, so i won't bore you with the actual directions.
i know i made the mistake of mixing all the ingredients together at once... i also substituted smart balance instead of real butter & egg beaters instead of whole eggs. i normally make those substitutes so i don't think that was the issue, but what do i know. :) do you swap out "healthier" ingredients when baking?
i will say my glass of red wine did make this a semi non-stressful experience! :) p.s. i should have known at this stage something wasn't right. the mixture was was too smooth or something.
one thing is for sure ~ i wasn't stingy with the chocolate chips.
as always there was one moment when i panicked, and this time it was when i realized we had only one cookie sheet.
my solution was using two round cake pans and three muffin pans. why i thought a muffin pan would work... no idea!
in the end, the cookies on the sheets & in the cake pans "looked" like they might be good, and the muffin cookies... well they looked like muffins.
unfortunately, although the pans said they were non-stick, and the directions said not to grease or butter the pans before cooking... both were just kidding. all of the cookies & muffins stuck like glue to the bottom of the pans.
i pried off enough to make a little presentation so the mister wouldn't be wary. even though thankfully he will always at least try my cooking and baking attempts, and he does his best to always be nice about it.
when i first tasted them, i thought they tasted like cookies, but the texture was more like cake or chocolate chip muffins (even the regular cookies)! maybe i used too much flour... what do you think it could have been?
well i am not letting this bad batch detour me... i will continue to chug on with the ten desserts i have left! if you have a great recipe... send it my way! :)
all images by jenna ♥ a little blue