On this cool October evening, rain pattered on the windows and I could think of nothing better than curling up with a book, a cup of hot cocoa and some warm cookies.
There was only one problem. I didn't have the right ingredients to make the classic Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies! In fact, I didn't have the right ingredients to make any kind of cookie -- not enough flour, butter and sugar in the house, and with the rain pouring down I wasn't about to head outside.
Fortunately for me, I know a thing or two about the chemistry of baking and was able to cobble together a variety of ingredients from the kitchen pantry to make some really delicious cookies!
In this Instructable we'll go over the original Toll House recipe and the "hacked" recipe I created. I'll also provide a few tips for how to make great cookies on the fly.
Step 1: Assess what you have in your pantry
- I only had one stick of butter left, most cookie recipes call for more fat than that
- Some canola oil
- Half empty bags of white flour and almond meal
- A little white sugar, some brown sugar, some crystallized honey, some molasses and peanut butter
- A half empty bag of chocolate chips, nearly empty bag of trail mix, half eaten candy bar
- A couple eggs
- Various spices and extracts