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!!!")
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
- 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!