nonstick cooking spray especially for baking, so I used that). You also line the bottom of the crock pot with wax paper. I should have taken a picture of that in retrospect because I had a fun time trying to get the wax paper cut to the right size to fit the bottom of the crock pot, but oh well.
So this is what the dish looked like at the end of three hours.
And this is what it looked like after I let my paranoia get the better of me and kept it cooking for another hour.
What I did in the end is just to resist my paranoia and take it out even though I wasn't sure that it was done. To take the cookies out of the crock pot, you remove the insert and let them cool for about 30 minutes before turning it over to dump the cookies out.
Now, as my readers know, normally and analyze the recipes I review in terms of cost and calories per serving. I'm not going to do that for this one, however. I had all of the ingredients already except for vanilla extract and chocolate chips, so the amount I spent doesn't really reflect the cost per serving. In terms of calories... well, they're chocolate chip cookies... they're not healthy. I'll just leave it at that.