Baking Again

Peanut butter cookies

After a very long hiatus I tried baking again. Some peanut butter cookies this time.

I mixed the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, etc.) in a small bowl and set it aside on the range, as I have very little counter space.

Then I mixed the sugar and butter in a larger bowl, added an egg, the peanut butter, and some chopped peanuts (for a touch of class, of course) and got the mixture going.

Turned on the oven.

There’s a story there, as I now have a smart oven, one of the main advantages being that I don’t have to fire up the big oven and heat the whole downstairs when I want to bake. More on that later.

Anyway, I heated up the smart oven and dropped the batter onto the baking sheet and cross-hatched the droppings with a fork and slid the sheet into the smart oven. The only thing was the batter seemed kinda thin and the fork got really sticky when— 

Walking back into the kitchen I realized why. The dry ingredients were still resting in the little bowl on the range!

So I grabbed the sheet out of the smart oven and scraped what I could back into the bowl and mixed in the the dry ingredients.

I don’t think I’ll be sharing any of these with the neighbors.

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