well team, I thought it was about time to let you in on a big secret of mine.
let the minds wander a bit.
ok. (gear up). i am a cheater. and i am not ashamed.
let me elaborate. I am a proud user of the Betty Crocker rip and pour bags. All's you got to do (that phrase never gets old) is pour, add an egg, maybe some butter or veg. oil, mix, and then slap on a cookie sheet. Pop it into the oven and wait for 8-10 minutes.
I have perfected the art of making cookies. Yes, some may think that "REAL" homemade cookies are SOOO much better--- to them I say this "You do your thing and I'll do mine." I've had many a conversation with my gal pals here in Tejas about the subject, and they all know of my feelings toward these cookie packs. Thankfully, they still accept me and, mysteriously, the produced goods vanish into thin air. Interesting...
These days, there are always things I am needing to bring a 'lil something to... i.e. young women activity nights, BBQs, baby & bridal showers, etc. And since we have made this little discovery, my life has been forever changed. Oh, and when I discovered the idea of putting a piece of aluminum foil down on the cookie sheet, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. No mess! (And, if you haven't invested in any cooling racks, you can actually lift the two opposing corners of the foil and lift the hot cookies out and set them on the counter---seriously, with your bare fingers too! I know, it sounds like a miracle. I get it.)
People, when these bags go on sale for $1 at Albertsons (regular price $1.50), I say, "StoCK uP!" As we have done. Seriously, they are wonderful. And, if you want to get crazy (which I occasionally am known to do), you can add delicious Ghirardelli or Hershey Chocolate Chips, or Heath toffee chips, or mini Reeses PB cups. I know. Totally crazy and TOTALLY delicious. I think my favorite combo is to get the Betty Crocker Walnut Choc. Chip pack then add the Heath and more milk choc. chips.
Try it. I dare you.
And yes, you can thank me later.
oh, word to the wise... the oven will NOT take out the cookies on its own. You still have to do that. And when you forget and they burn---let's just say, you won't want to give them to your friends. Yeah, that stinks. Maybe one day I'll really be domestic for reals. Maybe.