Sunday, March 30, 2008
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies aka The Perfect Cookie
Let me tell you... on Friday I baked the perfect cookie. Previously, these cookies were good. But this time, seriously, I'm talking perfection.
These are the cookies I sometimes send to a friend in the mail when I want to brighten her day, and have her brighten mine by telling me how good they are. Because, they are good. Is there any uncertainty about how good I think these cookies are?
Before these cookies have always been a bit too dry and crumbly. I always figured it was because it was a non-vegan recipe that I veganized. I'd just add a bit extra water each time and work with it. This time... oh this time, I finally figured it out. On top of performing all other miracles, soy has proved itself the key ingredient. Instead of splashing in a dash of water, I splashed in a dash of vanilla soymilk. The result? Cookies slightly crunchy on the ouside, nice and chewy on the inside. Even my roommate who doesn't like raisins felt the cookie itself was good enough to painstakingly remove each raisin as she went, in order to not lose any of the cookie-goodness.