- Moved into a new apartment.
- Wanted cookies.
- Investigated cupboards. Shocked to find we didn’t have any cookies.
- Thought about making cookies.
- Investigated fridge. Shocked to find we didn’t have any butter.
- Bought butter.
- Left butter on counter to warm up for baking process.
- Forgot about butter.
- Found butter.
- Remembered cookie plan.
- Investigated cupboard. Shocked to find we didn’t have cookies sheets.
- Went to Canadian Tire. Discovered cookie sheets are $20!
- Went to Thrift Store. Found a cookie sheet for 99 cents.
- Went home.
- Investigated cupboards. Shocked to find we didn’t have mixing bowls.
- Scraped super soft butter into a giant pot.
- Added sugar.
- Investigated fridge. Shocked to find we didn’t have eggs.
- Walked to store. Bought eggs.
- Added eggs, vanilla, flour, salt.
- Investigated cupboards. Shocked to find we didn’t have baking soda. Or cinnamon.
- Considered throwing giant pot out the window.
- Investigated window. Screens prevented pot throwing. Investigation also revealed it was raining.
- Thought about walking to store. Remembered rain.
- Finished cookie dough without baking soda or cinnamon. Added oats and raisins.
- Dropped cookie dough by spoonful on to cookie sheet.
- Tried to put cookie sheet in oven. Failed.
- Turned it 90 degrees and tried again.
- Considered throwing cookie sheet out the window. Remembered screens.
- Jammed cookie sheet into oven and slammed door shut.
- Poured large glass of wine.
Cookie sheet too big? Or oven too small?
This may be the wine talking. Or it may be my inability to admit defeat to a kitchen appliance. But let the record show that despite of the universe conspiring against me, I was able to pull off a pretty darn good cookie.
Universe 0 / Sarah 1
This article was originally published on Raggedy Threads in September 2011.
Cookies vs. Oven by Sarah Gignac