So first and foremost, I gotta let you in on one of my top 3 pet peeves. Crispy, hard and overbaked cookies!!!
To tell you the truth, this is one of the reasons why I began my baking extravaganza. A lot of the hobbies that I start in my life are primarily because I want to conquer a problem of mine in some way. For example, you may ask why I tried to become more like Arnold Schwarzenegger when I was in high school? Well, like many boys, I was born. And then 17 years later I realized that becoming like Arnold just made sense. I started pumping iron as a hobby with a goal in mind to become the next Mr. Olympia. Of course I chose the one goal that I was never going to attain, mainly because I prefer baked goods to steroids! So there ya have it. But back to my original reason for this post…:)
When I first began baking I had a goal of figuring out how to uncrispify my cookies and make them into delicious mounds of chewy. It took me many burnt cookies and frustrating nights before I slammed on the panic button and realized that I had just jumped into this whole baking thing without any knowledge. Major NO NO. A little background research and I was on my way to baking in a burnt free kitchen! Quick, join me in learning more about chewy cookies! Continue reading