By Erica H.
Here's a handy guide for what to do when you find yourself with overly wet cookie dough and you're hosting a playdate in the morning and your husband has been out of town for four days and STARTING OVER IS NOT AN OPTION.
Option 1: Actually follow the recipe carefully. Do not "guesstimate" the amount of shredded carrot. Do not use old-fashioned oatmeal when it calls for instant. (RECOMMENDED.)
Option 2: When you see that the dough is clearly too liquid, add a bit more flour a little at a time until it seems cookie-appropriate.
Option 3: Let your toddler throw a wooden spoon into the spinning mixer in the hopes that the extra wood pulp will help thicken things up. (NOT RECOMMENDED.)
Option 4: Roll your baked flat cookie-puddles into balls. Put them back in the oven until they firm up. Pretend they were meant to be balls in the first place.