Today's recipe is Averie Cooks' Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Here's what the cookies look like on her blog:
Here's what they look like in real life:
Huge difference, no? They were still delicious (they look big - they were big. Like mall cookie or bake sale big, but that's not in the recipe - I made them like that because I didn't want to want to bake batch after batch of cookies, or I wouldn't make it to the library before closing time).
I also made a few changes to the recipe, though, so perhaps they do look like they do on her blog if you follow the recipe down to the letter. Since I didn't have brown sugar, however, I used a mix of white sugar and honey. Since I was out of coconut oil and there wasn't a Whole Foods or other overpriced hippie food store (I love Whole Foods, but they are what they are) around the corner, I used melted margarine instead of coconut oil.
Coconut oil solidifies differently than melted margarine, so that could likely explain rising/shape differences.
If, you know, I actually followed it properly.
What are some of your most useful baking subs for missing ingredients?
Do you like lots of flavors or a few simple flavors?
What should I bake or cook next?