Then this dude started coming out with books for making home versions - nearly exact replicas - of packaged and restaurant foods. One of them had Keebler Soft Batch cookies in it. Score! I bought the book and made the cookies, and they ended up being my sister's favourite as well as mine. I think about her every time I make these, if only because of the time she insisted I make them at her tiny little apartment when, not being a cook/baker herself (she preferred things from cans and boxes in those days) and not having much equipment, we had to try to cream the first ingredients by hand with a spoon (or maybe it was one of those hand-cranked egg beaters). I think we gave up after about 15 minutes (but we still made the cookies).
One of the first recipes I veganized was that cookie recipe. Instead of posting the recipe here and running afoul of copyright law or something, I'll just direct you to the link above and make the following suggestions:
- Only make half a batch unless you're taking them to a potluck or something (otherwise you'll be in the kitchen for hours)
- Replace the butter with vegan margarine
- Replace the egg with either a flax egg or commercial egg replacer
- If you live near sea level/in a moist climate, increase the flour a bit (you should be able to shape them by hand)
I tested a recipe for Terry last night, but since this post is already kinda lengthy, I'll post that tomorrow.