I had a chocolate craving the other night, but since there was only hot chocolate mix in the house (pursuant to the theory: if you don’t buy it, you can’t eat it), I made cookies instead. Oatmeal raisin cookies, in fact. I’m more of a chocolate chip girl, but that wasn’t possible, given the current Schoko-drought.
I have freely admitted that baking is not my forte. As per usual, I didn’t have all the ingredients the recipe called for. Brown sugar (the soft, molasses-enriched stuff) just doesn’t exist in Germany. I was also thinking about tweaking a recipe I’d never made, which doesn’t usually bode well.
Fortunately, the cookie gods smiled upon me, and the cookies came out great—chewy, soft, and delicious—despite my meddling and substituting. Even without chocolate, they were satisfying. (Especially for breakfast the following morning.)