I wanted to make something to bring into school that my friends could try. I wanted to hear their opinions not only about how I was doing as an aspiring chef, but also the details about how the food tastes. When I think of cookies, my mind does not immediately dart to healthy. I searched high and low for recipes that were at least semi-healthy and came across a recipe for oatmeal cookies. I am not going to lie; I am in love with Betty Crocker oatmeal cookies, but now it was time to try to make a homemade version.
I started by mixing the wet ingredients together, which included brown sugar, butter, honey, egg, and vanilla. Then I mixed in my oats, salt, baking soda and
cinnamon. Everything seemed to be going great, until I realized the batter was not very cookie-like. It was pretty watery and could probably be confused for a cake batter if I didn’t know any better. Even once I continued to blend everything together using my electronic-beater, it still stayed in this strange consistency. I did try to bake some, even though as soon as I put the “cookie” onto the baking sheet, it basically covered the entire sheet. When I pulled them out of the oven 8 minutes later, it was a complete disaster!
I was extremely disappointed, because the cookies in the picture of the recipe looked delicious, while mine looked…erm…well, barely edible. It does go to show that not all online recipes are reputable, and next time I am definitely going to pay more attention to the reviews on a recipe. I can’t really rate this recipe or this food because it was, as I said, barely edible. Still, I believe that this was definitely a learning experience and I am going to keep this experience in my head whenever I am cooking in the future.