It happens. Cooks of all levels have experienced a failed recipe at least once, maybe more. The thing is, a failed recipe has room for improvement and making it into something better the next time around. That’s how we discover things, through trial and error. I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies. Like most cooks, everyone has their favourite recipe. However, the one on the back of the package changed my mind. The addition of cocoa powder made these cookies extra chocolatey (yum). So I proceeded to follow the instructions and then it happened. The cookie dough oozed into each other to make one massive dark blob. How to salvage a chocolate chip recipe?
The cookie actually tasted delicious but it was more along the lines of a brownie. The second batch I would be smart and reduce the size of the dough; same result only thinner. Ugh! This left me scratching my head as to what I did incorrectly and came up with two possibilities; I used too much butter or the recipe was wrong. Since I am not going through this again, I am blaming the recipe (tee hee). I didn’t throw out the brownie/cookie mess instead I made a parfait.
homemade chocolate chip cookies, crumbled
Layer dessert dishes with whipped cream and crumbled cookies. Serve immediately or place in refrigerator until ready to use.
The Culinary Chase’s Note: Top off with orange zest. Enjoy.