This is a very easy recipe. Quick & Easy!! Took me long time to figure out what Q&E was! When I first saw it on Marie's blog, I kept thinking what is Q&E? I know what Q&A stands for, but just not Q&E. Later Marie explained what Q&E was and I was like "Hai, That's it!? Why didn't i think of it?" Also I finally remembered to put the nice picture right on top so that when I post my link, people don't see my mixer or mixing bowl as the first picture. :) (Catherine, I remembered, did you?)
Since this is a fairly easy recipe, not many steps and not many photos either.
First I melt the butter and syrup and let it cool.
Then add to the flour mixture and mix.
After split the dough into 3 packs and put into the fridge to rest.
In the mean time while the dough is in the fridge, I stir fried vegetables (baby bak choy)...
And had my dinner - vegetables & herbal chicken soup.
Herbal Chicken Soup
After dinner, the dough in the fridge is ready for baking. I rolled the dough 10g each. I don't like big cookies. Big cookies scares me. Here, we like small cookies, bite size, so it is more Kawaii and also easier to eat. When I first ordered cookie cutters from US, I was shocked to see the size of the 5" cookie cutters when they arrived...but now I'm getting used to it..but they still sit in my cupboard unused...
I baked as instructed. But after the cookies cooled down, I took a bite and tasted like raw dough inside. Maybe I'm not used to chewy cookies? Anyway..I gave my daughter a piece and she said the same thing too.
So I put them back into the oven again for another 5 mins to crisp up entirely.
Tasted very good on the day they were baked..the entire cookie so crisp and crunchy. These are now my husband's favourite and he is not a cookie person. So that says a lot doesn't it?
However, after 2 days later, the cookies turned quite hard on outside but still crisp on inside..LOL! But my husband still likes them....because he is still eating them while watching TV.
But he said "Wow..your cookies so hard like rock now.. but it is ok still taste good...but those with dentures cannot eat these for sure"..
My daughter took a bite and said "Hahaha.. ya Mom..cookies so hard now..hard to bite into it... but I still like it..".
Makes me wonder though, do you think the both of them just saying it to curry favor and make me happy only? Hmm....
Maybe I should drop the extra eggwhite and see what happens next time. Actually, I quite like the cookies now the way it is, they are hard when I bite into it but they melt the moment they are in my mouth. I only wish they had more spice - now seems to be no 'kick' as the ginger flavor is subtle. Perhaps I'm used to gingerbread cookies where there are more spices added.
I think these hard cookies now will be great as a base for cheesecake too....