My friends, I have finally done it.
I’ve won the race, and I’ve finally accomplished a goal that has been foremost on my mind for nigh upon 15 years.
I’ve competed against at least half a dozen different ovens, with all manner of tools at the ready, and I’ve finally done it:
I can make cookie dough faster than my oven can pre-heat.*
Behold, last night:
(when the “preheat” light goes off, the oven is hot.)
And one batch of completed cookie dough:
(No chocolate chips in yet; I stir those in last by hand)
And do you know what I have to thank for this accomplishment?
And wanna know what else?
The resultant cookies aren’t half-bad, either.**
They’re real, and you’d never know I made ’em in less time than it takes some people to break ‘n bake (blech!).
*Magnitude of accomplishment is entirely subjective.
**Even if the photography is. Hey, it was 10:30pm.