Monday, May 21, 2012

Milk Bar Monday – Cornflake-Chocolate Chip-Marshallow Cookies

If you’ve ever wondered what humility looks like, take a look at these cookies:

We spent the weekend at the lake.  It was so relaxing.  You can see why here, here and here.

But last week, before we left, I had a small case of the blogging blues.  I didn’t want to cook, didn’t want to take my camera out of the bag, and really had no interest in baking cookies (gasp!)  If you blog, you probably know what I’m talking about.  However, I knew that I needed to get these cookies completed because I wouldn’t have time after our lake trip to get it done.  So I (sort-of) plowed through.  And I learned some lessons.

Lesson 1: when you make your cornflake crunch a few days in advance, store it in a secure airtight container so that when you knock said container off of the counter, the cornflake crunch doesn’t end up scattered all over the dirty floor.  It’s best not to have to make the cornflake crunch twice.

Lesson 2: Follow the ten-minute creaming process.  I explain it in this cookie post.  I can’t express the importance, no excuses, even if it looks creamed enough, don’t skimp.  Because I might have skimped here to save time.  Then my cookies turned out looking like this: flimsy, flat, too done around the edges and sugars left unincorporated with fats.  Fail.  Big fat fail.

Lesson 3:  Just start over.  When a recipe turns out terribly, and I am so mad at myself, and frustrated, and flustered, I also take photos that, obviously, are terrible as well, and that frustrates me and flusters me even more.  As stated, I should have started over.  But time did not allow.  So even when the cookies and photos turn out terribly, I will humble myself and admit my mistakes because I am positive these cookies, when baked correctly, are amazing.

The previous Milk Bar Mondays have proven that this is fact.  But when you make these, turn on some happy music, read (and re-read) the recipe, and don’t drop your cornflake crunch on the floor!  I’m better now.

As I’m sure that the rest of the ladies had success, don’t stop at my cookies.  Averie is hosting this week so you’ll find the recipe at Averie Cooks! Note: so, it turns out that some of the other ladies had trouble with these cookies turning out flat, even after they followed the recipe to a T.  Mine still do not look as great as theirs look but it seems the consensus is that these cookies spread just a bit more than the average cookie.

And for a roundup of our previous MBM posts, click here.   Follow our Milk Bar Monday happenings on Twitter! #milkbarmondays

And check out the other posts here:

Audra – The Baker Chick
Jacqueline – The Dusty Baker
Krissy – Krissy’s Creations
Erin – Big Fat Baker
Nicole –Sweet Peony Blog
Meagan – Scarletta Bakes


80 Responses to “Milk Bar Monday – Cornflake-Chocolate Chip-Marshallow Cookies”

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    natalie@thesweetslife — May 24, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    at least humility is a good lesson to learn, right?

    these still look delish to me, and you’re a better woman than I! I would’ve used the cornflake crunch from the dirty floor 🙂 shhh

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    Christy K — June 6, 2012 @ 12:31 am

    These cookies still look yummy to me! But I understand It stinks when a recipe doesn’t turn out as planned.


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