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December 31, 2005

kitchen queen emergency help desk call

OK Kitchen Queens, listen up: I made two batches of gingerbread cookie dough last night which are chilling in the fridge and wrapped in saran wrap. In batch A, I forgot to add baking soda, and in batch B I added the eggs after I added the sugar, so it's a bit grainy and ain't holding together too well.

What can I do to prevent ruination of cookies, or is it too late? Or should I just deal with it and see how they turn out? Or, should I combine the two batches into Mega-Zord Gingerbread Batch A+B? I eventually want to add frosting and sprinklies.

I'm thinking at this point I'm going to envelop dough ball A with dough ball B, and then roll it and cut out the cookies.

Last night I met up with a great many geeks online for a marathon City of Heroes session until 4am. I don't think any of us typed in a word beyond 2am we were so tuckered.

A mellow dinner is planned tonight with friends at Logan Tavern. Ring in the New Year in a carbo-comatose state and then go home for some SLEEP! More geeking in 2006 tomorrow with the D&D gang.

Posted by jimbo at December 31, 2005 9:01 AM


yep, combine them batches. Yeehaw!! There still may not be enough baking soda, but it should be okay if you uber frost them.

Question: are you watching the season premier of Battlestar?

Posted by: Paul at December 31, 2005 3:19 PM

I vote for combining batch A with batch B and throwing in the baking powder to boot. This is a bakeocracy, right?

Then again, I don't have a clue about baking, and I'm just going with my "guy" instincts.

Posted by: Boo Augustus at December 31, 2005 3:40 PM

BTW, was it frightening passing out of that prime advertiser demographic of 18 - 34? Do you feel abandoned? Discarded?

I'll be joining you next month, and I'm quite distraught. Does it hurt?

Posted by: Boo Augustus at December 31, 2005 4:09 PM


I recommend that you mix the two batches together and add the baking power that you forgot.

That sould give you enough wiggle room to cover any erors. Remember that cooking is much more forgiving and that baking is basically chemistry and needs the right ingredients in the right proportions to make it work.

Happy New Year.

Posted by: Seamus at December 31, 2005 4:18 PM

Yes Boo, like love, rugby hurts, but it feels so good afterwards.

And I feel uplifted, since advertisements will no longer blare in my direction, right?

Posted by: jimbo at December 31, 2005 7:08 PM

Huh. I thought love, like rugby, only really hurts when you end up on bottom.

Posted by: Boo Augustus at January 1, 2006 9:17 AM

Did the cookies turn out????

Posted by: homer at January 1, 2006 1:15 PM

Whatever you do, just make sure you roll 'em out thick, like 1/2".

Posted by: ben at January 5, 2006 5:53 PM