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Cookie Crisis! | by Kim Smith-Miller
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Cookie Crisis!

Boy, do I have a story for this one! Last month I attempted to make a classic chocolate chip cookie while inbetween classes.


Everything was going well until I heard a knock on my door-- solicitors. Ugh! It was those people who want you to buy magazines so they can earn points and go on a cruise to Jamaica or whatever. These people drive me nuts! They ask you a bunch of questions with obvious 'yes' answers to try and guilt you into helping them out. "Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? Do you believe in creating jobs for people?" etc. So I decided to get back at them with their own game.


After telling them I wasn't interested in magazines, they said I could buy children's books that would go directly to sick and dying kids in St. Jude's hospital. I said I was in a hurry and pointed to the brightly colored apron I was adorning, and asked if there was somewhere I could go online and purchase the children's books at a later date. To which they replied, "Well... Yeah, but we wouldn't get the points.


Ah-HA! Gotcha. Self-serving jerks. Get off-a my front porch! I didn't actually tell them to get off my porch-- I'm way too nice. Instead I quietly claimed victory in my head and told them I wasn't interested.


Anyway, the point of all that was I got so flustered and distracted from this exchange, that when I went back into my kitchen I wound up using twice as much butter than called for. I didn't realize it until I had already baked a batch of cookies, so I couldn't just double the recipe since there was a considerable amount of batter removed.


I spent the next day augmenting the recipe, test baking lone cookies, until I finally fixed it. Unfortunately, I never got to find out how the cookies were supposed to look and taste... Maybe someday I'll re-attempt it.


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Taken on April 24, 2008