I was terrible at baking. I was completely incapable of anything science related and exact measurements were too much work. I learned to always sign up for the pasta salad when going to a potluck because you can’t go wrong with pasta and mayo. Friends birthdays were celebrated with a store bought cupcake from Wal-Mart. I avoided baking with everything in my being. I had accepted that baking just wasn’t for me, until I came across this recipe. I remember hearing about these cookies about a year ago, and thinking “there’s no way these can be any good with only three ingredients.” But due to pure boredom and access to all ingredients at my parents’ house, I decided to give it a try. Even if they were terrible, it would give me something to do.
I got out all of the ingredients and for once, actually followed the measurements of the recipe because there were only three ingredients. When they were done I’m sure I had a skeptical look on my face. I tried one, and my world was flipped upside down. They were good, like REALLY good, and I baked them. This never happened. To make sure I wasn’t blinded by pride, I asked everyone in my family to try them, and they all had the same reaction. They were actually good and my parents were shocked to find out the recipe only called for three, cheap ingredients.
These magic cookies quickly became my go-to shareable treat, and I would just so happen to leave out the fact that they were so freaking easy to make. It totally helped my culinary street cred with my friends and gave me the confidence to try other easy desserts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still science-challenged. But I can (kind of) bake and that’s exciting for a twenty-something millennial. This is the perfect recipe for a college kid.
Nutritional, Efficient & Simplistic
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