At some point during the chaos my dad would come into the kitchen and ask if he could try one. We always pointed him towards the burnt cookies because we were usually only baking for a party or bake sale, meaning we left the black-bottom cookies for dad.
Instead of asking "Can I have a cookie?" dad started asking "Where are the burnt cookies?"
After spending a few minutes fanning the smoke detector with a rag and opening windows I decided the damage wasn't so bad. The bottoms of the scones were only a shade darker than medium brown which warranted them edible for me or my dad.
Lucky for dad I don't burn cookies or any other baked goods anymore, and if I do I make sure he's not around to have to eat them.
Lingonberry Oat Scones
1/2 c old fashioned oats
3/4 c flour
1.5 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 c coconut cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c lingonberry preserves
Preheat oven to 425º F
-Mix the oats, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder
-Mix the coconut cream, egg, vanilla, and preserves together in a separate bowl
-Combine the wet and dry ingredients
-Drop the batter onto an oiled or parchment paper-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with a coating of sugar on top of each mound
-Bake for 10-15 minutes or until light brown (don't burn!)
-Let cool, and enjoy!