When I was a teenager, I use to babysit a little boy who loved to draw. I enjoyed babysitting him because he was quite the little artist and loved to draw little bunny figures with fat bellies and big pointy ears. We called them bunny estates and we would make up stories of the bunnies as we went along. Though my drawing skills were very elementary, it was a lot of fun!
Babysitting him was also a treat because his mother, Mrs. Barr, made THE VERY BEST chocolate chip cookies – EVER!! Oh what a delightful sound it was when she would tell me that there were fresh chocolate chip cookies in the cookie jar if I cared to help myself.
Are you kidding?
How could I turn down a homemade chocolate cookie? Ok, not singular…cookie…
….more like 2….
…….and maybe a fourth.
I’ve cut back on the butter, used Crisco shortening instead of butter, and have used both butter and shortening together.
More flour – less flour.
More white sugar over the brown sugar.
Less baking soda and more baking soda.
What was it that she did to make them so perfect?
Should I use 3 eggs instead of 2?
This afternoon I tried to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie – again.
Nope……these are NOT like Mrs. Barr’s!
Don’t get me wrong, these are good, but just NOT good enough. At least not like I remember the very best use to be.
I try NOT to bake because I have an impeccable sweet tooth – no, make that plural – a whole mouth full of them!
That is ALL that I needed to hear!
With that, I am having THREE – yes, count them ….
Mmmm…….where’s the milk?