There's a reason I do not make cookies from scratch. I like to buy the dry mix that you add a couple ingredients to and bake. I was having some difficulty with chocolate chip cookies a couple years ago. Every batch I made was puffy and tasted...well...rather flavorless. I just couldn't figure it out. I tried different recipes, different chips, and they all tasted and looked awful. I explained the dilemma to my MIL and do you know what I found out? And don't laugh, because you probably already knew this. Baking soda expires. Yep, dear MIL asked about the expiration on my baking soda, I looked, it was out of date, I bought some new, and have not had a problem since, well not with the look or taste, my new problem with homemade cookie recipes is this
Who needs this many cookies? I think I made 6 dozen, and they are not small. I know I ate at least 6 yesterday, Hubster had 6 after dinner, I gave 6 to the neighbor and sent another 6 to the bus driver this morning. The kids have each had 3-4 and I still have 3 dozen sitting on the counter calling me. "Mmm, don't we look good with our chocolate and butterscotch chips?", "We would really taste good dipped in your morning coffee with vanilla/caramel creamer." Now if I could just get my Wii Fit to call me with such enthusiasm we'd be all set!