Miss me? We’ll just pretend that 21 month gap didn’t exist. Let’s just call this season 4 of Nate Makes Cookies.
In today’s episode, Nate finds himself in his first house and beautiful new kitchen. Guest star: Brittany (sister).
I made Brittany help me because we all know how I feel about rolling out dough.
Step 1: Gather ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, baking powder, salt, egg, brown sugar, butter (not pictured).
This countertop serves as a nice backdrop!
Step 2: Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder
It’s been almost 2 years, but it’s like riding a bike!
Step 3: In a double-boiler, melt chocolate and butter
Step 4: Make your assistant stir it
Since these cookies were love-themed, I turned my Hue lights to pink.
That…doesn’t look great.
Apparently Brittany doesn’t agree. Sick, Brittany.
Step 5: Transfer to the mixer.
Step 6: Mix in the egg
Step 7: Add dry ingredients
Step 8: Split dough in half. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness
This actually went okay.
Step 9: Use parchment paper on both sides, stack and chill. Go shopping.
Step 10: Remove from fridge
Do I look unhappy? I AM! They stuck together!
What the hell?! It’s hard as a rock and won’t come off the paper or separate from the layer below!
And it broke. OMG I seriously hate rolling and chilling dough. I DID NOT PUT IT IN THE FREEZER.
Step 11: Break your stupid dough into 1,000 mini pieces.
Step 12: Morph back into a ball, roll, then cut.
If Brittany wasn’t there, I might not have finished. Or I might have just baked a giant dough.
Step 13: Bake
What’s that little turd in the middle of the left pan? Well…
Have I mentioned that my sister is a cake decorator? She used the last of the dough to make a
They came out looking pretty good. They tasted okay. Pretty plain.
I got: 44
Start time: 4:11
End time: 7:17 (3 hours, 6 mins)
Martha’s estimated time: 1 hour (I did go shopping for a bit, but WHAT)
What did I learn?
- I think these would be better if they were dipped in chocolate too.
- I still don’t have patience for rolling dough. Maybe I need to go to YouTube for meditation videos.
- It was a good idea to have an assistant for my first time back.
What do I need to learn?
- Do they offer classes on rolling dough? I’m guessing that will double as a form of anger management.
Hopefully you’ll be seeing a lot of me soon! I’m ready to bake regularly again!