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Do ONE THING on Pinterest challenge: the 5-minute cookie edition

I am on Pinterest (and I know many of you are too!) and I have found myself with a growing pile of ideas in my boards. The pile keeps getting bigger, yet, oddly, I haven’t done much with any of them. I see, I pin, and then I never really go back. It’s like buying a whole new wardrobe and still wearing my old clothes. Well, it’s time to change that! I’ve decided to use this space here to motivate myself to undertake one pin a week and start striking pins off my list. Of course I’ll share each one with you here, regardless of whether they were fantastic failures or spectacular triumphs.

It was with high hopes that I assembled all the ingredients to attempt this quick recipe.

These were the directions to go with the pin:

“To make one cookie: 1 tb melted butter, 1 tb white sugar, 1 tb brown sugar, 3 drops vanilla, pinch salt, 1 egg yolk, 1/4 c. flour, 2 tbsp. chocolate chips MICROWAVE 40-60 SEC IN CUP OR BOWL.”

It sounds fabulous, doesn’t it? I figured this was a life-saver for those of us who don’t want to make a batch of 3-dozen cookies in order to satisfy a craving that strikes in a single moment (not to mention the fact that I almost always only have one stick of butter in the fridge). I thought that if this worked out, it would make a great after-school snack shared between myself and my youngest. It was a step above the Easy Bake oven. Why, she could even make these herself when her friend comes over on Saturday!

Sadly, this was one of those “too good to be true” pins.

I followed the directions exactly, only substituting white chocolate chips for the milk chocolate ones. It also took a lot longer than what the instructions called for. Here’s what it looked like before I put it in the microwave:

Cookie dough before

And here’s what it looked like after:

Cookie dough - after

Not much of a difference, is there? And it certainly doesn’t look like the original photo. Maybe the ramekin I used was too small – I’m not sure – but the texture of this dessert was more cake-like and not cookie-like, which was a turn off for me. I ate a forkful and trashed the rest.

Let this be a lesson to me: Baked goods needs to stay out of the microwave.

Mother of two imps and wife of one. Writer, photographer, pro blogger, adventure-seeker, Ottawaholic, social media evangelist and lover of STUFF. Also known as @missfish on Twitter.

3 Responses to “Do ONE THING on Pinterest challenge: the 5-minute cookie edition”

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I’ve tried the brownie in a mug and it was pretty good.



I’ve heard from lots of people that Pinterest projects fail more often then they succeed. We tried some baked playdough Christmas ornaments from Pinterest this year and – massive failure. Hope you have better success next time!


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