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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hobby 8: Baking Suger Cookies

For today's hobby, making cookies, we enlisted the help of Patty and Dempsey. In the United States and Canada, a cookie is a small, flat-baked treat, containing milk, flour, eggs, and sugar, etc. In most English-speaking countries outside North America, the most common word for this is biscuit.

Dempsey, avid fan of Hell's Kitchen, demanded that we help him prepare for next season's auditions. As part of the requirements, Dempsey had to send in a "video cooking instructional to be judged by the Hell's Kitchen staff." Basically, we decided to kill two birds with one stone and also made it into this week's hobby. We'd wish Dempsey luck with his audition, but with this video, he made the show for sure.

-1/2 cup of butter (basically, a whole stick)
-1/2 cup of sugar
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-1 egg
-1 cup of flour

Step 1: Combine flour, sugar, and butter
Step 2: Separate egg yolk; save egg white for later
Step 3: Mix egg yolk and vanilla extract
Step 4: Mix all ingredients together until blended
Step 5: Roll dough into balls on cookie sheet(around 6 balls)
Step 6: Beat egg white with fork, then gently press cookie ball with fork; sprinkle sugar on top
Step 7: Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 350F
Step 8: Enjoy

Learn from our mistakes! Make sure to soften the butter before trying to mix it, be gently when pressing the cookie ball with the fork, and don't dump too much sugar on top. Also, all these mistakes were made by Dempsey. Oh Dempsey, when will you learn?


stringy said...

musson ruined this movie for me

Anonymous said...

Thats what she said.

Anonymous said...

Thats what said she.

Anonymous said...

I want those cookies and that girl!

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