Lessons Learned While Baking Cookies - Lesson One
The first lesson I learned today was that candy corn does not make a suitable substitute for semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels. In fact they make awful substitutes for semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels. Caramel flavored candy corn is an especially poor choice.
How did I learn this lesson? I had this great idea when I saw K had purchased two bags of candy corn yesterday, one caramel flavored, the other peanut butter cup flavored. "Why don't I separate a bit of the dough and instead of semi-sweet chocolate morsels I will use the candy corn, one small bowl of dough for each.
Well, I found out that candy corn melts just fine when baked in with cookie dough. The problem is getting the cookies out of the pan when they are done. They tend to fall apart around the candy corn. Maybe someone here can tell me what lack of bonding causes this but all I know is that out of two pans of cookies, 12 of each type of candy corn, I was able to get seven whole cookies and a big bowl of cookie bits.
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