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Old 09-21-2020, 10:43 AM
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You know the days when you just need to have peanut butter cookies? I'm having one of those days.

My gas oven hasn't been behaving well for the past week, maybe longer. Sometimes it goes to temperature, sometimes it doesn't. This morning, I put the oven on and hurray! the screen said it was at temperature. I happily made my small batch of peanut butter cookies and put them in the oven. 11 minutes later, the timer went. I pulled the cookies out of a cold oven that still says 350 on the screen on the front. Why hadn't I noticed it wasn't hot when I put them in? Good. Question!

I still need cookies and I have a small batch already on a piece of parchment paper and not even close to being done but they're ready to bake. Google is my friend so I found out you can "bake" cookies in the microwave for 40-50 seconds.

Here's the cautionary part: Microwave cookies have the most disgusting texture, they're rubbery and they just look bad. Another bit of caution: putting them in a frying pan on the top of the stove on a fairly low temperature doesn't help. These cookies are bad.

The universe has let me know I am not meant to have cookies today.


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Old 09-21-2020, 10:48 AM
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How disappointing I'd be tempting to eat a spoonful of peanut butter ! Hopefully your oven is a cheap fix
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:48 AM
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How sad. Not joking, I’m sad for you. I would have eaten the raw dough.
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That is a sad, sad story
Old 09-21-2020, 10:52 AM
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That is the saddest tale I have heard today.

I love cookies. I made cookies this weekend and when I baked them something was off. They tasted ok but they looked weird and the texture wasn’t right.

It finally hit me the next day, I forgot the baking soda. ::facepalm::

Of course, I made and froze a double batch. Oh well, we’re having chocolate chip shortbread.

Maybe you could use a really powerful lightbulb a la an easy bake oven?
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So sorry!
Old 09-21-2020, 11:05 AM
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I hope your oven fix isn't too expensive. I have a toaster oven and I have been known to bake just enough cookies for me in it.


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I know how frustrating that is
Old 09-21-2020, 11:22 AM
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Sorry you don't have your cookies!

I have had that same problem with my former oven(15 years ago) and the oven I have right now. It is the thermostat in almost all cases. I will have to have a repairman come in to fix it. If I remember it wasn't that expensive 15 years ago. Who knows now???
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:46 AM
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Thank you for your commiseration. We have a call in to the technician. I hope he's able to come soon--the barbecue only works for a few things but not bread. I might have to buy bread. Ack.

When my mom died, I said no to her countertop convection oven. What a blunder!
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:41 PM
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What an awful day I know when I can't have something I'm craving, I will eat everything in sight until I finally get whatever it was. I wonder if you could "bake" them in a slow cooker if you put it on high and let it heat up first?
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:33 PM
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I would have been in the eating raw dough camp
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:13 PM
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I have baked in a slow cooker before! If you’re willing to have more “cookie bars” it works pretty well.
I have a whole cookbook about baking in a slow cooker.


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Old 09-21-2020, 03:40 PM
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I actually prefer raw dough to cooked. I even let my sons eat it, too.

If you ask them what the rule was when we ate raw dough, they will respond, “Last one conscious tells the paramedics we ate raw dough,”

Yep. Mother of the year, that’s me.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:31 PM
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Too funny!

I actually worked with a woman (around my age) who had never eaten raw cookie dough for fear of the raw eggs. I guess I live on the edge
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:38 PM
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It's not the raw eggs that make me not eat cookie dough, it's the raw flour. I read an article recently about e-coli in raw flour that's made me stop eating raw cookie dough--I hesitate even to think of the amount I've eaten over the years...

The repair people didn't call back today. This doesn't bode well for a quick fix.

Aderynbach, where were you at 1030 this morning when I NEEDED cookies? But you make me wonder if i could have made cookies in the instant pot? hmmm
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