I was making cookies today and thinking, this dough is really dry and crumbly. Then I saw the egg sitting there on the counter. Um, yeah. I don't bake a lot, can you tell? So I added the egg--2 actually since I'd doubled the recipe--and then it started to resemble what I remembered cookie dough to look like.
Also, I just want to say for the record that I am disgusted by the fact that the Cookie Monster is being forced to eat and enjoy FRUIT now. (Stephen Colbert is equally outraged.) I am a Sesame Street purist. A connoisseur, I dare say. I do not go for the new fangled CGI Sesame Street. It's supposed to be people and Muppets. And cartoons, occasionally---like the typewriter guy (one of my favorites!) and the numbers/Rube Goldberg machine segments. That is all.