In my case it was Mrs. Pederson and Mrs. Selland, my 4-H leaders.
I hope they won't be too disappointed to learn I broke one of the rules they tried so hard to teach me: Read the entire recipe before you begin.
When King Arthur (my baking bible) announced they had finally found the best chocolate chip cookie recipe on Joy Wilson's, aka Joy the Baker, food blog I knew I had to make them.
We've discussed my obsession with browned butter.
I quickly scanned the ingredient list and determined I indeed had all the items listed.
Who doesn't have butter, brown sugar and chocolate chips on hand?
Between loads of laundry and checking Facebook I began with the first entry in the directions without reading the whole recipe. And that's when it was decided that I would be making a double recipe of these cookies, thank goodness they are "the best"!
As you will soon read, the amount of butter called for is divided and mixed into the batter using totally different techniques. Mistake #1 fixed.
Not to be deterred by my stupidity I paid closer attention to the next few sets of instructions and finished mixing the dough properly.
I located the correct sized cookies scoop, (I own 6 different sizes & I am aware I have a problem) portioned out the dough and put the pan in the oven while checking to see the bake time suggested.
I then noticed the recipe states to chill the dough for 30 minutes before baking.
Drat, mistake #2.
So I put the rest of the dough in the fridge, I had plenty *see mistake #1.
But I persevered and convinced myself that it would at least make a good blog post since I could post a photo of cookies baked before and after chilling the dough.
Exhibit 1 below:
See the difference?
How about now?
Why am I even making chocolate chip cookies when I have umpteen orders of sugar cookies to fill for the May DOTMC?
But they are very good chocolate chip cookies.
The best? I say yes, as does my son and all his fellow soldiers. This recipe is the most requested care package cookie.
But you decide.
Joy's Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans
1 c butter
1 c br sugar
2 t vanilla
1 t molasses
1/2 c sugar
1 egg yolk
2 1/4 c flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 c bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 c chopped pecans