Why does the first batch of pancakes always turn out fugly? Same can be applied to cookies me thinks. Perfection doesn’t happen until batch #2 or even #3. Do we need to take time to preheat our technique, too? Warm up our ladle muscles? Maybe it’s just the oven’s way of telling us it’s okay to selfishly enjoy a whole batch to ourselves (because there is no WAY we could let anyone else eat them) before it decides to produce distributable goods.
Whichever… pancakes a little too thin and shaped like Australia when eaten with valor just taste better.