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Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Cautionary Tale

A tray of burned chocolate chip cookies

I was feeling particularly domestic the other day, and I decided to bake some cookies. I gathered the ingredients from the market (I shop at markets now! What what!), whipped up some batter, and popped them in the oven.

And exactly two minutes later, I started to smell something burning.


I pulled them from the oven and discovered a dozen and half chocolate chip briquettes with uncooked centers.

What in the world had I done wrong?

And then it dawned on me: I live in England now. They use Celsius. So when a recipe by an American blogger says to preheat your oven to 325°, you have to do a little math.

Ugh. I hate math.

But I love cookies.


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Jess Friedman
Jess is a Canadian-American who’s always ready for the next adventure. She loves all things living, always has a million creative projects in progress, and polishes her nerd badge daily. She is passionate about helping families make and preserve treasured memories that strengthen bonds across generations. You can read more posts by Jess here.

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