She said these cookies were “no damn good”Posted: October 23, 2014
My grandmother disliked this recipe so much she took a fountain pen and made sure she’d never make the same mistake twice.
I’ve always been amused by this one-and-only note in a cookbook I inherited from her. Is it really all THAT bad? I mean, this is a published cookbook and all…
Curiosity got the better of me. I had to try it for myself. Here’s the full recipe:
I’m skeptical, so I cut the recipe in half. And I’m not making any variations. Less waste if it goes south.
First, cream the “wet” stuff…
Mix in the dry stuff.
More mixing. Isn’t this thrilling?
The finished dough has the look and consistency of slightly wet sand. But I’m not at the beach.
I tried to make rolls. Honest! But it wasn’t easy getting the dough to cooperate.
Waxed paper seems 1950s vintage appropriate for this recipe. After much man handling (woman handling?) they’re ready to pop in the fridge.
………………………… That’s a looooong interlude in which I go to bed, get up again and go to work.
I took them out of the fridge. They had plenty of time to chill and hopefully congeal magically into cookie dough.
Can I make “thin slices”? Heck no!
She was right! This recipe IS “no damn good”!
I turned off the oven and shoved all the crumbly “dough” into a plastic container in the fridge.
Can this dough be saved? How would you fix it?