Thursday, March 26, 2009
A Secret Recipe from My Aunt Pillsbury
Yesterday a co-worker said that she had been meaning to ask me for my cookie recipe. I paused for a second. “What cookie recipe?” I thought. Then I remembered that I had brought in chocolate chip cookies for Valentine’s Day. And then I laughed when I realized what “cookie recipe” I had used. I first offered the disclaimer that she might be very disappointed in my “recipe.” And then I shared it with her: 1. Go to the grocery store. 2. Buy a pack of (already sliced) Pillsbury or Nestle chocolate chip cookie dough. 3. Stick them in the oven. 4. Share them with your co-workers and fool them into thinking that you can bake. She couldn’t believe it, and she followed up with, “But, how do you get them so moist?” I told her that I just bake them for the shortest time they recommend because [I’m impatient] I want them to be soft and delicious. Next time I think I’m just going to say it’s a very complicated family recipe.