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Posted December 18, 2006 at 02:57:46 PM by Bean
The other day, Stef and I went to my mom and dad's house to bake some cookies for a cookie exchange. While there, we tried to figure out what was different between two batches of snickerdoodles. Somewhere along the way, my mom said that one cookie was "shorter" than the other one. I looked at the cookies, which where somewhat uniform in their thickness, and asked her what that meant. I assumed that it meant that the cookies were thinner. I was wrong. Apparently "shorter" or "short" is the word that my mom (and her mom, sisters, etc. no doubt) uses to describe baked goods that have a lot of shortening in them. "Shorter" cookies are typically very crumbly and melt-in-your-mouthy. They are great for dipping; somehow crisp and soft at the same time, but never hard, chewey, or bread-like. Mmmmm... Crisco.
25 comments
bigD (December 18, 2006 at 04:02:11 PM):
from your description, I think I like shorter cookies

assveal, your robot filter is broke because

I AM A STABBING ROBOT!
bean (December 18, 2006 at 04:24:39 PM):
Yeah, bigtim. Crisco is the secret to making good chocolate chip cookies. Seriously.
celeb (December 18, 2006 at 07:37:07 PM):
too bad they're going to outlaw crisco real soon.
bean (December 18, 2006 at 09:31:31 PM):
...for cooking in resturaunts. Doubt they'll be taking the tubs off the shelf though.
Finch (December 19, 2006 at 01:38:03 PM):
Probably not for another year at least.
Kessler (December 20, 2006 at 09:53:29 AM):
If I get a batch a hard cookies, I always bag 'em and bread 'em ... nice and soft within a few hours.
Finch (December 20, 2006 at 10:15:55 AM):
"bag 'em and bread 'em"??

I'm unfamiliar with this terminology.
stef (December 20, 2006 at 11:43:42 AM):
Bagging and Breading is a great tip for refreshing or keeping soft cookies soft. Just put a slice of bread in the container with the cookies and the next day they'll be soft again (or still). Good call Kessler!
Kessler (December 20, 2006 at 12:59:04 PM):
Thanks Stef, we've never met but I'm a lurker/old drunk buddy of Bean's from '99.
Bean (December 20, 2006 at 03:34:09 PM):
Kessler == Bessler ?
dirt (December 20, 2006 at 04:18:36 PM):
ditto?

description of drunk and '99 leaves a lot of possible suspects. at least it eliminates me though.
bigD (December 20, 2006 at 04:19:59 PM):
I've seen bessler use the pseudonym 'marb kessler' before, so maybe
Kessler (December 21, 2006 at 08:25:31 AM):
Sorry...I thought it was obvious
bigD (December 21, 2006 at 09:10:04 AM):
Here's what's obvious:

I AM A STABBING ROBOT!
Johnny (December 21, 2006 at 03:33:18 PM):
You can't step to my roots, so don't try it. You canít burn with my group so donít light it. I'm on the OC crew and I'm better than you. You like to suck my balls, don't deny it. You can't bop her like me so don't go there. You never find a bigger bitch player nowhere. I put my jimmy in a ho, put off soul. I'm a good listener and that's rare.
bigD (December 21, 2006 at 04:29:02 PM):
BEEP BEEP!
RIBBY RIBBY!
m1 (December 21, 2006 at 07:13:14 PM):
twos on teh RIBBY RIBBY
corbin (December 22, 2006 at 08:51:00 AM):
when we were kids, and my mom would make something with crisco, my sister would often eat the crisco by itself.

altso, a lady that made ice cream cakes at DQ when i worked there once made a regular cake, and the icing consisted of butter flavor crisco and sugar...talk about a SHORTCAKE!

ribby ribby!
bartow (January 03, 2007 at 03:50:05 PM):
i find it disturbing that wikipedia mentions Crisco can be used as a personal lubricant.
Finch (January 05, 2007 at 11:05:13 AM):
disturbingly erotic. high-five!
Johnny (January 09, 2007 at 01:15:22 PM):
Blog a new blog goddamn't...
Chuck W (January 10, 2007 at 03:00:45 PM):
I clicked the link for Conley's blog and it asks for a username and password. Has it turned into a gay porn pay site? Not that it was far from it before.....
stef (January 16, 2007 at 09:28:31 AM):
..blog us a blog, you're the bloggerman; Blog us a blog today...
bigD (January 17, 2007 at 02:43:52 PM):
This blog is longtim DEFUNK!
punchy? (January 18, 2007 at 03:02:26 PM):
hurry up witda bloging already
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