You know the drill, you get a good recipe, follow the recipe to the letter (ok maybe not quite) but you stick to it as much possible and you end up with one of the best home made cookies you’ve ever made. Then you get smart and think why not double up and make even more that you can share with others. Calories taste better when you share. I’m sure you know that. Plus there’s love in sharing (that’s my line when I take a spoon or two or more out of my hubby’s food or my sister’s). Shared meals just taste more delicious (wink wink)
Big mistake! Don’t double up, rather make multiple batches, not only would you save yourself the hassle of trying to figure out how to get more butter into a stiff cookie dough resulting in a good kitchen bicep workout, you will save time in the long run
Yes I’m guilty as charged. I got a fantastic cookie recipe (see final result below when I wasn’t my usual non-recipe following self) and thought why not double up.
BIG MISTAKE – especially considering I know most recipes can’t be doubled up to perfection but I still did it. Remember I was trying to save time and being SMART. What was supposed to take 30 mins from ingredients to end result ended up taking an hour! So much for saving time. The end result was ok but no great.
Moral of the lesson – rather stick to the recipe. You can get away with less or more sugar here and there. I reduced the sugar in this recipe and still got wonderful results when I left everything else as the recipe called for. The double up recipe is not picture worthy at all
Please tell me I’m not alone in mixing things up when you get a recipe, and coming up with your own twists.
In case you didn’t know now you know to rather make multiple batches than doubling or tripling recipe quantities. You can thank me later for the tip LOL
Any big baking plans for Christmas? Do you even like baking?