The second batch didn't come out much better, even though I checked every two minutes. The edges are singed and the cookies too crunchy for shortcrust cookies...This never happened when baking cookies at home with my mom and sister. Or perhaps I have been spoiled for cookies other than the ones they make. :-(
I've given up now. What's left of the dough will probably wander into my stomach unbaked.
On a happier note, the washing machine works and I put the first load in earlier today.