When I learned how to bake, I started hating mixes. The obsession to come up with something beautiful and yummy from scratch was just too strong that I ended up hating them.
Yesterday, I heard my daughter asking for chocolate crinkles, something that I usually find in nearby bakeries. But it’s either too sweet or too hard. I know crinkles are supposed to be chewy. Being the lazy mom that I was, I dropped by at Sweet Ganache, a baking and confectionery supplies shop nearby and grabbed a box of Creations by Sharon Crinkle Cookies.
Okay, there. I got a box for P59. I asked Yona to help me because the instructions looked so easy to follow even for a 6 year old. Well, it really was.
It only asked us to add 2 tablespoons of oil and 1 egg to the cake mix. Easy peasy.
The batter was indeed smooth as described on the box but noticed that it was not “roll-able”, it was sticky! For us to come up with balls, we used Crisco on our hands so it won’t stick! And right after rolling, the “balls” just melted into the greased cookie sheet.
At 375 degrees Celcius, we baked the cookies for 5 minutes. The results? flat crinkles.
I know what went wrong. My egg was too big. Next time, I will use a small or medium one, not the large eggs I normally use for my cupcakes and cakes.
At P59, I came up with 15 crinkles. Not bad, right? I’ll come up with my own version soon!