As I sat on the couch, watching my favorite Thursday night TV shows, I had a sudden craving for cookies. So during the next commercial break I made my way to the refrigerator.
Hmmm…..just a few mint Wegman’s Oreos in here, I thought as I searched shelves. I wonder if we have any cookie mix in the pantry.
Yes! Oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie mix! I grabbed the package, the necessary stick of butter, and a single egg. Looking at the clock on the microwave, I saw that had 8 minutes until The Office started. Could I pop the cookies into the oven by then? Of course I could!
I quickly dumped the bag of cookie mix into my KitchenAid mixer while the frozen stick of butter softened in the microwave. Once the butter was room temperature, it found its way into the mixing bowl, along with a box of raisins I found in the pantry. While the mixer beat the mixture together, I found the cookie sheet and made sure the oven was preheated.
Three minutes until The Office.
Once the cookies were mixed, I quickly began grabbing handfuls of the thick, sticky mixture. Oh no, I forgot to take off my ring! Now I’ll have to clean it later, I scolded myself. But I quickly laid out 16 balls of dough on the cookie sheet and threw the sheet into the oven.
One minute left! I made it! I set the oven timer for 10 minutes and made my way back to the couch. Now, if only the cookies could finish during a commercial break….