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Cookie Concoctions

March 3, 2012

Several years ago, Wesley and I were inspired to make some cookies together.

I’ll provide you with a little backround information. We had some friends – a brother and a sister – who told us about a baking adventure they had together. One evening, when just the two of them were home, they decided to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies. One-third of the dough was the control group (nothing unusual added to them). Then they each took a third and added a secret ingredient. After the cookies were baked, they tasted each other’s cookies and tried to guess the secret ingredient.

Well, this sounded like fun, so ever since then, Wesley and I have wanted to make cookies together.
It turned out that Wesley and I were home alone a few nights ago, and we  finally had our cookie-baking fun. I found a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, and we got to baking. First we made about a dozen cookies which were the “control group”. Then I divided the rest between us. We each got a small lump to which we each added two secret ingredients. After Wesley left the kitchen, I added mint and chopped pecans to my cookies.

They smelled delicious as they baked in the oven. :)

Then Wesley came in. He took a l-o-n-g time to put his secret ingredients into his cookie dough. I wondered and waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally, Wesley said I could come back into the kitchen. He was laughing, and I could smell lemon in the air. Lemon and chocolate…together???

Anyway, we started to clean up, and Wesley checked on his cookies while they were baking:

Oh dear. By the look on his face, something must have gone wrong.

Uh-oh. Thankfully he had only gotten a small lump of dough…but still….

As you can imagine, it took some difficulty to chip them away from the pan! :)

And finally came the best part about cookies – eating them! Here’s our cookies from left to right: mine, the control one, and Wesley’s.  The control ones were delicious, and we liked the added mint and pecans in my cookies, too. Wesley’s secret cookies were hard and chewy with a slightly burnt, lemon-y, flavor….very interesting, to say the least.

We laughed, ate (the edible) cookies, and laughed some more. It was a very memorable night. But now we can say, years later when we’re old and gray, that we did indeed make cookies together.

In case you’re wondering, I later learned what Wesley had added to his, ahem, cookies.  As you can probably guess, one of them was lemon extract, and the other…well…I’ll just say this: one word of advice to all those aspiring cooks and bakers out there. Do not, under any circumstance, add a full cup of corn syrup to a batch of chocolate chip cookies. I’ll spare you from learning it the hard way. Just trust me. We know. :)

6 Comments

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    Hannah

    March 4, 2012

    Wow! What an adventure! I think that I really want to try this…and I’ll be sure not to add corn syrup! :) :) I love the look on Wesley’s face as he opened the oven and was “chipping away” at the cookies! :)

    I read this out loud to the boys. We all laughed, and laughed, and laughed some more. L-o-v-e the last picture of you two! We’re missing you all very, very much!

    Have a blessed Lord’s Day!

    To God be the Glory,
    Love,
    Hannah

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    Becca

    March 4, 2012

    Ooh, this sounds like a ton of fun! Corn syrup?! Dear me! :) I’ve never added corn syrup to cookie dough, but I do have to admit that plenty of my cookies have turned out to be, well, rather flat and wide also! ;)
    Glad to hear you both had a good time!

    ~Becca

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    Mrs. Armour

    March 5, 2012

    What – are you kidding me? CORN SYRUP in the Noble household? No wonder you had to wait so long for Wesley, Brooke – where did he ever find that stuff? : ) (I admit we have some for making chocolate popcorn and my pride always causes me to hide it backwards on the back of the shelf!) We LOVE and miss you all! Thanks for the fun post Brookie! With love, Mrs. Armour

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    Brooke Noble

    March 5, 2012

    You’re right, Mrs. Armour – it is rather funny that we have a bottle of corn syrup! :) We bought it a while ago to make caramel corn with, and Wesley somehow managed to find it in the back of our baking shelf! :)
    Yum! Your chocolate popcorn sounds amazing! I guess corn syrup is a pretty important ingredient in popcorn recipes!
    Thank you all for your comments, and I’m glad you enjoyed the post. It was so fun to write!
    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Brookie

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    Amanda

    March 6, 2012

    Wow Brooke! Sounds like lots of fun! Derek and I did something of that sort a few years ago…. that to was quite the adventure!!! Miss you too!
    ~Amanda

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