Step 1: Assess what you have in your pantry

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Here's a picture of what I had available. More detailed:
  • 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
Faced with this situation, most people would run to the store and pick up a bit extra of whatever was needed. Not me, though! Next, let's take a look at the original recipe and I'll show you to modify it to suit what you've got.