I love telling the story of my husband and my sister making chocolate chip cookies. She was spending the weekend with me…and it was rather late…but I didn’t think he could ever top this story.
When they made the cookies, they put in two 1/2 cup measuring cups of flour in the batter instead of two and a half cups of flour! Then they wondered why the cookies were running all over my oven!
Last week my husband decided to make cookies because we had friends coming over. He had just started when I came in the kitchen and told him I bought the chocolate chip cookies to make fudge for him on Valentine’s Day.
He decided to go ahead and make the cookies because one of our friends likes them without chocolate chips.
I returned to the office, and a few minutes later, I heard him exclaim, “Oh, no! I’ve ruined them.”
Instead of putting in 2 tablespoons of water…he had added 2 cups!
I refuse to waste good food and it looked like cake batter to me. We decided to bake them in a 9″ x 13″ pan. He watched the “cake” closely and removed it from the oven after 25 minutes.
He frosted it with Betty Crocker’s “Quick Fudge Frosting.”
I could not believe how good this cake was! We ate two pieces before our friends ever arrived. Each of them ate 2 pieces.
Have you ever eaten just one chocolate chip cookie? Well it is the same with this cake.
“Can’t Eat Just One Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake”
2/3 Cup Butter, Melted
2 Cups Lightly Packed Brown Sugar
2 Cups Hot Water
2-2/3 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1-12 ounce package chocolate chips, (optional)
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Combine melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and hot water; mix well. Stir in remaining dry ingredients. Mix in chocolate chips. Bake 20-25 minutes.
Betty Crocker’s Quick Fudge Frosting
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cocoa
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup
Dash of Salt
1/2 to 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
Mix granulated sugar and cocoa in saucepan. Stir in butter, milk, corn syrup and salt; heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil vigorously, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes; cool. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla.
When he wasn’t looking, I took a picture of the cake. It was great even without the chocolate chips!