My friend Lisa has a cookie exchange every year. Everyone who comes bakes a dozen cookies for each person participating. You swap them around and end up with loads of different cookies that you can freeze and have on hand for the holidays. It's a great idea, and is a fun way to get different recipes. This year, there are 14 girls participating, so I have to bake 14 dozen cookies.
Because of my mild to moderate Pinterest obsession, I was inspired to bake these cookies...
They're cute, and it's really easy. The recipe actually calls for you to just use a sugar cookie mix, cut them using a bell-shaped cookie cutter, then turn it upside down to add the pretzel antlers and use M&Ms for the nose and eyes. Easy-peasy.
So I set out to Walmart to get my supplies. I found the sugar cookie mix and proceeded to read everything on the back of the package trying to figure out how many cookies one package would make. I couldn't find anything anywhere on it, so I did the only practical thing and panicked, buying all six bags that were on the shelf.
At the checkout, I asked the girl if she had ever used the mix before and knew how many cookies each package made. She wasn't sure, but guessed 16-20 cookies a package, which is totally a random made up number.
So I got home with my stuff, still worrying that I had too much/not enough cookie mix to get through my marathon baking session. What do I notice as I'm putting everything away?
Can you read that? What is clearly printed on the front of the package? "Makes 3 dozen cookies".
At least I have enough, and not crazy amounts of extras. But still, I feel like an idiot for poring over the back of the package without even thinking to read the front.