True story:

She came home from school wanting to bake cookies for a friend.  After perusing the cookbook, she settled on peanut butter cookies and got started.  Part way through the recipe she inadvertently began following the cookie recipe on the adjacent page for chocolate cherry cookies.  She figured it out when her Mom asked why she was opening a can of sweetened condensed milk.   “Oh!”  was her first thought, and “Oh well!” was her second.

She finished mixing the ingredients she had in the bowl and baked them.  She worried that the dough was too dry.  The first pan came out of the oven and some taste testing began.  They were delicious!  Thus E-Doodles were born.  (The name is of her choosing.)   Slightly hard on the outside but amazingly soft and chewy in the middle.  The flavor was great and every one of us was disappointed that there weren’t more.

Want to try them?

Here’s the recipe:

E-Doodles Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1 egg 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup granulated sugar, reserved Beat together butter and peanut butter until smooth and well-incorporated.  Add 1 cup sugar, vanilla and 1 egg.  Mix well.  Add cocoa powder and mix to combine.  Beat in flour, baking soda and baking powder.  Mix in chocolate chips.

Roll cookies into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in reserved sugar.  Place on baking sheet and press the center of each ball down with the prongs of a fork.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.  Cool slightly and enjoy!  *Note:  these were SO yummy warm, and the middles were still really soft and chewy the next day.

This recipe is proof positive that sometimes our mistakes turn out great.  Of course, sometimes they don’t, but generally if we press on there is a way to make things work.  This was a reminder I needed this week.

Oh, and if you try them, please let us know.  It would really be good for my daughter to hear what you think.


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