Well, this morning I determined to make cookies to take to our friends' house for our "Linner" (since Brunch timing didn't work for folks). Peanut butter cocoa cookies to be exact, which I expected to be a hit with our host since he is all about chocolate, peanut butter, and if I could find a way to include it - bananas. Some of you may know that I am NOT the cook in the family, but typically I can handle baking. At least since my first chocolate chip cookie disaster in which I thought that 2-1/2 cups meant 2, half cups of flour and I made burnt soup.
Flash back to that moment today. Once the batter was mixed, it seemed a bit loose to me...but I attributed it to the warm weather. I stuck the bowl of batter in the freezer for about 15 minutes while I cleaned up kitchen assuming it would stiffen up. Then I decided I didn't want to bother with drop cookies, so I looked up the directions for pan cookies. I like the way those all melt together better anyway - better distribution of the good chip stuff.
The pan directions called for a pan about 15x9. I think mine is nearly that size...but maybe a little smaller. I scooped and spread the batter in, now chilled to the consistency of warm peanut butter, and stuff it into the oven. When the timer buzzed I returned to the kitchen concerned about the smell of burning....was the tray too low in the oven I wondered?