This week was the last Cookie Thursday is a Thing for May.
10 days ago I began a starter for sourdough.
I’ve made these before.
Then: they were cakey and dense and overall one of my favorite cookies.
Now: The day was very warm so I decided to bring the butter up to room temperature in the sun, on the porch, in my favorite Pyrex bowl.
Coming back inside, I took 1 egg out of the refrigerator and placed it to the side so it, too, could come to room temperature.
I gathered the rest of the ingredients and went to get the now softened butter.
The butter on the porch worked BEAUTIFULLY.
I proceeded to make the cookies and had the first batch out of the oven when I turned around and noticed that I had not put the egg that I’d carefully placed out of harm’s way into the batter.
I have no excuse.
Other that I am tired.
Surprisingly the cookies baked up great.
I was afraid that the cookies would not be cohesive because the egg is a binder.
Now I have a starter that I will continue to nurture and use the discards off every other day.
At least until I get tired of it.
But the softening the butter on the porch in the sun.
Definitely going to keep that one.