And the cookies tried to do something else. They tried to autoboil/autofry themselves.
The first batch, I was using some different ingredients...lime, perhaps too much vanilla. I found the fact that the cookie tray was awash in some liquid somewhat alarming, so the next batch, I tried to make a more standard recipe. Less liquid ingredients, a lot more flour, and I chilled the dough.
Same thing happened.
The real mystery here is APOPHENIA, the fact that our minds constantly try to make ORDER out of CHAOS. One of those invented patterns is our believe that cookie dough will not spontaneously exude liquid, seemingly ex nihilo, in some belief that it knows more about cooking than you, and believes its destiny is to be boiled/fried, not baked. And yet, it does. We have pictures.
I even sampled the self-exuded juice. It was...greasy...I don't know what it is.
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