C is for cookie

Late last week was the CNY holidays in Singapore, and while I didn’t get to do a number of things I had planned to do, I did end up doing other productive things as well–like try baking cookies.

My cookie jarI started with a store-bought cookie mix–a Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie mix–to give my oven a whirl. Butter, an egg, and a lot of mixing later, I put my cookie dough in the oven and yay! They came out quite well, although for less than the specified time. I think my oven tends to be on the hot side.

I was bored the next afternoon, so I tried my hand at baking something from scratch–I made these peanut butter cookies, although not nearly as large as the ones in the entry. I halved the recipe, but forgot to half the peanut butter…and when I finished putting all the ingredients in, the dough wasn’t stiff enough.

So, what the heck, I added more flour bit by bit until it seemed to be the right consistency (not too sticky). And then I put it in the oven and prayed it wouldn’t be a complete waste.

Thankfully, they turned out quite all right, the bigger cookies have the slightly soft center, but on the whole they are satisfyingly crumbly. The smaller cookies didn’t have the soft center, but then that’s to be expected, I suppose. I made regular-sized cookies, and then the last batch I split into two and made smaller cookies.

Peanut butter cookies


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