Looking for some help or at least better memories than mine.
Early in May I need to make chocolate chip cookies in somewhat spartan conditions. I haven’t made cookies without a stand mixer in 40 years.
For those of you easily entertained here is the back story. I am, among other things, a yacht delivery skipper. I’m moving a boat from Ft Lauderdale FL to Norfolk VA. On the heels of that I am speaking at an event in Norfolk. I need multiple hostess gifts for boat open houses. Store bought is not okay with me. No time to go home between, and no access to a full kitchen. I’ll be baking cookies on the boat. Space in the fridge is tight so I can’t make dough ahead and it is a six day trip anyway.
I have to make the dough with all hand tools (and not so many of those grin). I’m not stressed about the baking - I’ve “made” cookie sheets and even cooling racks from folded aluminum foil before.
I know people made cookies for centuries before electric appliances. I just need some reminders for what works for mixing, especially creaming the butter into the dry ingredients.