It was about 10 o' clock on a Friday night. The next day I would be taking the Chemistry SAT 2's and I had been advised by many to not "underestimate the power of a good night's sleep." Believe me, I knew that a good night's sleep would leave me feeling revived and rejuvenated by 8:00 the next morning when I would be taking the test, however I also knew that if I fell asleep with cookies in my tummy, I would have a great feeling of satiation that would carry over till morning when I took the test. This feeling would give me confidence, and put me in a good mood, no matter how I fared on the test. I was definitely making cookies.
I could've easily made my chocolate chip cookies and they would've hit the spot, but in my quest to better understand how flour, sugar and fat interact to form a cookie, I decided to try Ruhlman's 1 part sugar, 2 parts fat, and 3 parts flour ratio.
I infused basil with the butter, replaced some of the sugar with honey, and added basil chiffonade and lemon zest to the basic batter to form my cookies. I baked them for 20 and they came out great. The best part is that I can virtually do anything with the basic ratio to suit my fancy.
Oh and they definitely worked.