It's a peaceful, rainy Saturday here at the Wallace house. I've been happily shopping and cleaning since I woke up this morning. I might have even taken a break to eat some potato soup and watch the end of Little Rascals (the movie - it was one of my favorites when I was younger!) at lunchtime. Everything is going great, Luke took my car to his parent's house so he could change my oil in their huge garage. I was alone in the house, and couldn't think of anything better to do than to bake cookies! Then I would have something to give Luke in return for changing my car's oil when he got home. As I was adding the ingredients and mixing the batter, I was expecting my cookies to turn out something like this:
I have not made chocolate chip cookies too many times in my oven at the new house, but the last time I made them I used THE SAME RECIPE, and they turned out so plump, soft in the middle, and crispy on the outside, just how I like them. Today, however, they turned out more like sad little pancakes. The only difference was that last time, I used regular chocolate chips, and this time I used Ande's Mint chunks. Could that change the whole consistency of the cookie??
I'm thinking that might be the reason. I made a second batch today with caramel chips instead of the Andes Mints, and they didn't turn out great, but they were a lot better!
I'm just wondering...why is my cookie-baking so inconsistent?? What could have caused my cookies to be totally flat and crunchy today? Why did I have to practically use a chisel to scrape them off of the cookie sheet today???
Is it because the last time I baked choc. chip cookies it was in January and this time it is a hot, humid day in May? I bet that has something to do with it too.
Well I would appreciate any advice any domestic divas out there could give me. I hope this is the last time I turn cookies into crunchy pancakes :-P