Recipe Yields Less Than Expected

Baking very large cookies

When Jakob and Cousin Devon decided to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, they mixed up a large recipe to share with everyone. But when the baking was finished, the recipe yielded far less than expected.

In fact, with only five cookies coming out of the oven, the total yield was just over one-tenth of the 48 cookies promised by the recipe. With only five cookies, there wasn't even room to do the usual cookie-testing that accompanies baking.

"HOLY CROW!" exclaimed Dad, on first seeing the cookies. "They're huge!"

With so few cookies, Devon was only able to take a single cookie home where it apparently provided dessert for her entire family. Meanwhile, at the Clements' household, Dad limited himself to a single cookie after dinner, while Mom and Jakob ate half a cookie between them.

"We did it on purpose," Jakob was later heard admitting rather candidly.

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