I made a batch of sugar cookie dough last night and while it was chilling in the fridge, I moved on to chocolate sugar cookie dough, a recipe I recently found in the Rachael Ray magazine. The recipe makes several different types of cookies, one of them being chocolate
pretzels. It had to be good, Rachael knows her cookies. But I'm guessing that Rachael does not talk on the phone while she bakes, which is probably why she has a tv show and I do not.
Yeah, I was talking on the phone and things happened.
I followed the directions exactly - except for the egg part, which I totally skipped.
By the time I realized the eggs were still sitting on the counter, it was too late. I didn't want to throw out the whole batch of dough, but I wasn't sure what to do. The dough was rather coarse and not coming together so out of desperation I added a few tablespoons of water and presto, change-o, it was cookie dough.
I left the dough in the fridge all night and because I forgot about it, all day today too. I noticed it as I was making dinner, so I rolled the dough into walnut sized balls and baked them at 350 degrees (sounds like a good temp for cookies, right?) for 10 minutes (a nice round number).
The cookies came out of the oven on the softer side but they firmed up somewhat after cooling off. They have a fudgelike consistency* and got two thumbs up from 3 of the 4 kids, which is really all I can expect with this bunch.
Moral of the story: don't talk and bake.
The other moral of the story: apparently you can bake even if you run out of eggs.
*Not that I tasted them, but this is what my seven year old said. Yes, he actually said 'fudgelike consistency". Where does he get this from.