What kind of cookies?

I have a very simple, very yummy sugar cookie recipe. I’ve made it lots of times.

Here’s what happened when I tried to make it tonight – while also making a casserole, heating up previous casserole for Evan who couldn’t wait for today casserole to be ready, and holding Callie who couldn’t wait a few minutes for Mommy to get out of the shower.

First, I melted the butter – makes it easier to mix and then you can chill it to get dough to right consistency before baking.

Added the sugar. Stirred it into the melted butter. See? So easy!

Now vanilla. Nope. No vanilla. No problem. Almond extract.

I really thought we had eggs. We don’t.

Did you know bananas can be used as a substitute for eggs in cookies? Yep. I mean they’ll be banana flavored instead of just butter and sugar, (and almond instead of vanilla) but that’s okay. I like banana. And almond. So add mashing and measuring bananas to the doing several things at once fun.

Okay, recipe – What does that say next? Oh yes. 1 and 1/3 cup – but I’m doubling everything, because I really like cookies and we have plenty of bananas, so in goes 2 and 2/3 cups . . . of water. Ummm. What? Yep, that sure was water. It says FLOUR Donna. And you KNEW that! When did you – someone who has made SO many cookies in your life – ever put that much WATER (or any water at all?) in COOKIE DOUGH?!

Me and that bowl of double recipe portions of melted butter, sugar, bananas, almond extract, and water stared at each other for a while.

Finally I decided, Welp! Not sure what it’s gonna be, but it’s gonna be somethin’. And whatever it is it’ll be a a quadruple recipe of it. I put in the same amount again of butter, bananas, sugar, almond extract, oh and baking powder. Forgot to mention the baking powder. Now the flour.

Guess what.

Yyyyeah, not enough flour to quite get another 2 and 2/3 cups. So… oatmeal to finish off the measurement. Then, what the heck, more oatmeal till I get tired of stirring.

So, Evan’s fed, next casserole is in process, and the Meant to be Sugar, now Banana Almond Oatmeal cookie dough is chilling in the refrigerator. I’ll let you know if it turns into cookies.


About dahnajeen

I'm Donna Jean Hunter. I'm also Donna Cox - former married name and the name I share with my children and with my ex-husband, father of my children, and friend, David Cox. My 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Patterson told me I was a great writer and would be an author when I grew up. She always had me read my stories to the class, and even took me around to the other classrooms to have me read to them. I'm pretty sure the other kids all hated me that year. I don't care though. I love Mrs. Patterson. Of course she did not know then about the Internet and blogging, how much of what people read would no longer be on paper - and how much of it would be done for free! - when I grew up. I have had 10 or 12 of my pieces published in college literary journals, and for a while during college, I actually received pay for working as a technical writer. Then for a few years I taught writing to teenagers as a high school English teacher. But other than that, I can't say I'm a writer in the sense that it is what I do for a living. But I am a writer. I have been all my life and can’t see myself ever stopping whether anyone reads it or not. I hope someone enjoys some of it.
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