Who loves Costco, raise your hand?!!
I hope all of you are raising your hand because Costco is the greatest place ever (except for maybe Wal-Mart. Oh, all you people who are down on Wal-Mart because of whatever reason-poopoo). I mean, where else can you get imported fresh mozzerella, sushi (if you count California rolls), the best big-as-your-head chocolate muffins, Dino-buddies, 50 pounds of bananas for $1.79 (ok, maybe 5 pounds), and cookbooks at half price in the same place?!! Not to mention the $1 churros at the food court!
But, alas, sometimes a match made in heaven (Costco and me) can encounter some bumpy times.
Yes, dear readers and fellow Costco-lovers, Costco did me wrong. I know there are two sides to every story and perhaps Costco has some defense, but since this is my blog, I'm going to say it's all Costco's fault. Costco sells large amounts of butter at a reasonable price. Like 4 pounds of butter for around $7.50. The problem is, the butter comes in 2 pound blocks. Blocks with no useful measurements on the wrappers. For instance, it has 1/4 cup markings. Then it says, 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup. 8 tablespoons= 1/2 cup. Well, thanks. But with no tablespoon markings to be found, how am I supposed to get the 11 tablespoons required for these much-anticipated, Dorie-marked fave cookies (chosen by cookbook habit)? Ok, 11 is a little less than 3/4 c, I'll just cut a little less than 3/4 c, right? Well, whoever cut the butter before me (ok, it MAY have been me) also cut a little less than the mark (or a little more depending on how you look at it) so counting a little less than 3 marks from where it was previously cut was not that clear-cut (hehe). So I cut it where I thought was about right and moved on.
I was wrong.
The dough was crumbly. So I put some more butter in, even though the dry ingredients were already in (oops, it says don't overmix). Still crumbly. But the recipe says it will be crumbly. So I wrapped it up and chilled it. When I went to cut the dough into slices, I noticed in the recipe it said that the dough might fall apart a little; just press the pieces back together. Well, to make a long story short, my dough was so crumbly that I wasn't even able to slice it and put the crumbs back on, I just smashed the dough together and put it on the pan.It's not a pretty sight. But the bright side is these cookies are so amazing, then might be my new favorites. Chocolately, buttery, with chocolate chunks. They weren't even dry from my lack-of-measuring-butter skills. You might need to check out others' pictures before you're convinced that they're good because mine look like doo-doo, but you MUST make these. Fantastic! P.S. Mine weren't salty like Dorie described. Was anyone else's?