Well, I just mixed up some RI and I am really rethinking things. The Madagascar vanilla has a wonderful taste, but it is causing such a color change and it really adversely affects my yellows, lime greens, whites, etc.
I have been adding Americolor Bright White, but that might be adding an off taste as I need a decent amount. I dont notice it on the cookie, but on its own, I am not so thrilled. So I need a clear flavoring and am trying to keep with all-natural flavors. I used to use almond and it was a hit, but so many people dont want almond lest anyone having the cookie has an allergy. I think I need to go ahead and order some clear, natural flavorings so I can have an overall RI flavor that will work with any cookie flavor. I will check to see if they are clear, but I am pondering natural French Vanilla, Butter and the natural Clear Vanilla found here (Cook's Illustrated rated their coconut the highest, so these prducts should be good):
Following is a link to a posting I did regarding finding natural flavorings/extracts. Artscallion has a company she likes:
Thanks for the thumbs-up on Watkins.
I will look at that as well.