I was tooling around in the car the other day stopping off at various local antique barns, trawling for treasures and I came across someone’s handwritten, magazine clipped recipe book… it included this one.
Right up my alley…
minimal ingredients – check
handwritten – check
no instructions – check (bit of a crap shoot on this one but hey)
cookies – CHECK!
So I put the oven on at 375F, figuring this is a pretty inoffensive temperature…. creamed the butter and sugar together, added the flour, 2 eggs whisked into the water and baking soda, added this, threw in some raisins mixed it well, used a small ice cream scoop (about a tbsp) size portion out the dough onto a greased cookie sheet and baked them for about 12 minutes.
This is what they looked like…
um YUK!, yip YUK. I do not like cookies like this, skinny flat and to me, just not appealing looking… hmmm so I threw in another 1/2 cup flour, remixed it, re-scooped and bunged it back in the oven.
Then they came out like this….
to me this looks better, but I didn’t really like these either. Mr Weiss informed me that the first version is an old school AMERICAN CLASSIC, and that this is how what they are supposed to look like… oh whoops, maybe I should have run that by him before adding more shit to the recipe.
So anyway you choose, either use 2 cups of flour OR 3 cups of flour for a more cakier cookie. They did taste pretty good, but me I won’t be racing to make this one again.