Yesterday, after a crazy day, I ended up having to bake cookies for our Christmas cookie bake sale at work. First, I realized I don’t particularly care for baking. Second, I didn’t get home until after 8 p.m. Third, I was tired and crabby. Go figure, right.
But, it was my choice to bake. We decided to have a cookie bake sale at work to raise money for our local United Way. Even though I really, truly don’t like baking (it’s almost at hate status), I thought this was a great way to raise money for a wonderful cause. Plus, baking cookies for someone else meant that I wouldn’t have to have the cookies in the house and not have to worry about eating them. Good thinking, right? Not necessarily.
I found out the reason I hate baking. I love to eat the batter. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to eat batter. It doesn’t matter what I am whipping up – cake, cookies, doughnuts, bars, brownies – I love to eat the mix. Most often, I actually prefer the batter over the finished product.
Last night I tried a new recipe, a fairly simple one at that. They were called Lemon Snowflakes. You take a lemon cake mix, one that has pudding in the mix, and mix it with two and a fourth (2 1/4) cups of Cool Whip (you realize these are two of my favorite things – cake and Cool Whip), one egg and some powdered sugar. You mix the dry cake mix with the Cool Whip and egg until they are mixed together really well. The mix is going to be extremely sticky. You then take a small teaspoonful of mix and drop it in the powdered sugar. Roll it around a little and then put it on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350º or until the cookies are slightly golden brown or the powdered sugar looks cracked.
I don’t think I even tried the cookies when they were done, but I probably ate enough batter to make at least a half dozen cookies!
One, I don’t think I will be baking anymore cookies anytime soon because, two, I felt really sick to my stomach and three, I had one heck of a toothache. Maybe now, my sweet tooth will be cured.