It all happened because I was out of shortening.
This weekend, I had a hankering for some snickerdoodles. Now, I’ve mentioned before that I have a pretty awesome recipe for snickerdoodles, so I thought I’d make that one. But alas, it calls for both butter and shortening, and my Crisco can was empty*. I couldn’t just not make the cookies at that point, though – things were bordering on a snickerdoodle emergency. Desperate, I decided to try the recipe out of my beloved Better Homes & Gardens cookbook.
This is what happened:
Are those not the flattest cookies you’ve ever seen? It’s like I made snickerdoodle pancakes, just really, really, really crunchy ones.
I’d promised JB a cookie and when I handed him one of these, he declared it “too hard” and I had to pull some cookie dough out of the freezer to bake him a cookie he could chew.
The lesson here? Never run out of Crisco.
*Don’t judge that I go through shortening at an alarming rate.