© 2009 Mel

High Maintenance Cookies

I’m a little high maintenance, I have to admit….I like things well, a certain way,  I’m sensitive to well, everything…..but nothing compared to these cookies!!!! Arg! Too humid, overmix, undermix, too cold, etc. and they just go all wrong. I’ve been on a mission to make these macarons actually work out for months. The first 2 batches I threw out (they were too flat) the 3rd bath worked well, but not quite perfect….and then these!!!! I think it was the combination of a few things that came together to produce these sweet little wonders….


1. My new food processor (!!!) The blender just didn’t do the trick for these…

2. Letting the sit on the cookie sheets for a hour before baking them. Note: The second sheet sat for longer than an hour and didn’t turn out quite as well though…

3. My new oven is pretty awesome compared to the old apartment oven

4. I think I’m just getting a feel for working with egg whites and how much to mix them without overmixing or undermixing.

Look at their perfect little “feet”!! 

I believe we’re going to be baking these in class in a couple of weeks so hopefully, now that i’ve had some practice, I will be able to produce some A+ cookies!


  1. Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm | #

    Gas oven?

  2. Posted September 29, 2009 at 4:48 am | #

    Yup! Gas oven! I’ll never go back! Although I realized after moving in that that it is missing a rack…..hrmph.

  3. Posted October 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm | #

    Hi Mel! I’m here!

    Those cookies look amazing – seriously. You should totally go bake for Angela! Totally impressed.

    It was great meeting you today! Looking forward to following along with your baking adventures! :D

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