Thursday, December 4, 2008

Disastrous Oatmeal Cookies - Beware of Paper Cuts


ARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! #$%^&*&^%$#$%^&!!!!! (Insert an "expression" from a language of your choice here. You can adjust the mildness too, ranging from "oh, shoot!" to "oh, F! F! F! F!!!")

What Happened?
The cookies were stuck to the paper! The bond between them is definitely stronger and tighter than those of most Hollywood' love stories. They were inseparable! I've tried everything from peeling the cookies gently off the paper...to...breaking off the cookies in a barbaric manner (I heard my neighbor's dog whimpering with fear)....nothing worked! Since I didn't want to waste the cookies...I ate some of them anyway. I tried to spit out most the paper, but I guess I ended up eating most of it HAHA! Errr....yum? I am all for carbs, but I am not a big fan of this one. But, hey, isn't paper healthy (that would explain why I don't like it)? Anytime you need a new source of fibre...you might want to try this (thanks for the info, Lidia!)


What Went Wrong?
The main cause of the incident was: my poor ability to follow recipe and my lack of attention to detail. The recipe (thanks again for forwarding the website to me, Lid!) says "Drop by large spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets, leaving space"...and guess which dumbass completely missed the phrase and did NOT grease the cookie sheets?

I am not even sure if I was using the right paper. Which paper should it be? Parchment paper? Baking paper? Fancy paper? Newspaper? Art paper? A4/A3/letter? All I did was storming into a cooking/baking supply shop and asked for a pack of "paper which is normally used to bake cookies". I should've probably done more research on the paper. Oh well, coulda woulda shoulda.


Despite the unwanted extra fibre, the cookies were actually great! Simple, easy, and yummy. A little too sweet for my taste, I'll reduce the sugar by half next time.
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe
from http://www.lowiodinerecipes.com/
- 2 cups rolled oats (raw)
- 1 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp plain salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 egg whites

Preheat oven to 180C. Mix all dry ingredients, mix all wet ingredients separately, combine them, mix well, chill mixture for a couple of hours. Drop by large spoonfulsonto lightly greased cookie sheets (don't do what I did), leaving space. Bake until the outsides are golden and crunchy. Next time, I'll add some raisins and roughly chopped peanuts.

If you'd excuse me, there's still a can full of "fibre rich" cookies I need to attend to. Sob sob.

Wanna see how dumb I've been? Check out more of my foodisasters!

33 comments:

Lidia Sianturi said...

feel so honoured..namaku dsebut 2X...
thx Rit...hope he gets better soon..

daphne said...

hmm.. could it be baking paper? can be soo confusing right?!

Monkee said...

ROFL funny girl. It happens sometimes. And don't worry, paper's nearly digestable.

Isha said...

looks good

deeTha said...

ealah.. iki toh kertas kukise? weks..medeni jg yo..hahaha wes,relakan wae lah...

btw,sory bgt.mau aku dc. lha dc sue bgt gak gelem murup meneh. hiks...

joanne @ frutto della passione said...

Usually *cookie sheets* are the actual baking tray, so the instructions referred to greasing the tray and not sheets of paper. I have always had good luck baking cookies on parchment paper though. I started lining my cookie sheets with parchment paper for all cookies to save on cleaning time (lazy me!).

~an* said...

Hmm...I've never had any problem with baking paper with cookies. Never oiled them but they turned out fine. I guess it depends on the oil content of the bake mix.

Anyhow, don't worry about eating paper. I've ate paper of Char Siu Buns and other paper stuck on buns. There's worse stuff out there than paper... We'll be right.

FFichiban said...

I use baking paper and they don't stick :) but haha dw everybody goes through this kind of experience ;) just shows you are human.

The cookies still look and sound tasty :) and extra fibre is a bonus hee hee

MiNDY said...

eh akuw lagi baking oatmeal cookies juga nih. aneh ya, padahal ga terlalu suka oatmeal tapi minggu lalu makan di tempat temen, loh kok suka. bikin dweh jadinya...

*duh jadi curhat*

Ben said...

lol newspaper! Sorry to hear about the disaster. I hate it when my baked goods stick to the pan or paper. I feel like throwing them out of the window :-p

A.G said...

ga cuma kamu sek berantakan nek masak-2 Rit.. aku jd sering gitu kok hehe :P .. mosok baking paper iso nempel gicu ? yg bener ahh.. kan anti lengket hehe :P

Pam said...

It happens to all of us. At least you still could enjoy your tasty cookies.

glamah16 said...

Youd didnt use wax paper did you. Normally parchement paper doesnt even require on to butter the sheet. Weird. But from the surface they look great and chewy.

Little Corner of Mine said...

First time hearing that cookies got stuck on baking paper, usually it won't. Perhaps too much sugar and when heated, it stuck to the paper.

mikky said...

lol... i love reading your experiences, made me really smile... maybe the paper made it more chewy? :) just kidding, i'm sure minus the paper, the cookies were great... :)

Diana said...

Oh I'm sorry. I hate that feeling of realizing I did something wrong that messed up the recipe. Though sometimes it's good like when I accidentally used 1 cup instead of 1/2 cup of butter in my meltaway cookies, they REALLY melted in your mouth. So good!

Sara said...

Yikes, I hate when stuff like that happens!

oggi said...

LOL, but seriously, the cookies look good and eating a little paper won't do any harm.:)

For extra sugary and sticky cookies I use Silpat or parchment paper. I once used (un)waxed paper and I had the same disaster.

Yasmeen said...

Oatmeal cookies with Olive oil ,that's exactly how I like it.And I don't usually use any parchment paper on cookie sheets:)

Michelle said...

Rita, this sounds like most of my baking attempts, and I'm sorry to tell you that greasing sometimes doesn't even work! :-) Maybe you should join the Daring Bakers because I definitely learn something new each month. ;-)

Foni said...

kyknya sih itu bener baking paper bu, cuman masalah kudu diolesin mentega tipis2,kebayang keselnya sih rit..

next time jgn ngebut2 baca resep ya....

elsye said...

ritaaaaa...daku baru aja dateng booww..huhuhuhuhu, sebulanan di karantina belum bisa blog walking...btw itu penampakan kue keren amat sih, tak contek yeee

Zen Chef said...

Use parchment paper next time!
Or ask your boyfriend to buy you a nonstick baking sheet for Christmas. :-)

So talk to me more about chewing on paper cookies. I find it fascinating. hahaha.

noobcook said...

wahahahaha... the paper adds extra taste and texture to the cookies I am sure ;p

southernoise said...

parchment paper is magic in the kitchen.

Jescel said...

i use parchment paper a lot for baking, if my cookie sheet is a non-stick one. (cookie sheet refers to the pan)... or if you can, invest in Silpat liners. They're a very good investment. Your cookies still look good though...!

Pam said...

I've never had cookies stick to parchment paper. Weird. It doesn't look like you did anything wrong!

KC said...

This is an absolutely wonderful post. The cookies look good too!

Cakelaw said...

Hey, at least the cookies tasted good, even if they came with extra fibre.I hope the shop sold you baking paper, not greaseproof paper or something like that!

Angie Li said...

I have a question. I'm going to make these cookies, do you use white or brown sugar?

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Hi Angie, I used white caster sugar

Angie Li said...

Thanks~ And I forgot to ask you one more thing!!!! Is flour needed in this recipe???

Mochachocolata Rita said...

nope, flour isn't needed :)