I began perfecting these cookies way, way back in the day. This was during a rather unfortunate stage in my life: my teeth were too big for my face, I had a boy haircut, and I was very geeky and awkward. I still cringe when I see photos from my elementary school days; the home videos are even worse.
At least one good thing came from my childhood geekiness. Even then, before I was aware of my interest in food science, I was experimenting with these cookies, trying different ingredients, ratios, and baking times/temperatures. What I came up with in the end is an incredibly simple recipe and my all-time favourite cookie. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like these bad boys.