The cookie jar has such an important place in my family. Most of the time, it is filled with delicious cookies. But for the past few weeks, I was into cupcake testing and the cookies jar was left empty. My MIL decided to fill it up with store-bought shortbreads. A few days after, the jar was still full. No one seemed to be really keen on those.
So a few nights back, after getting home from work, I baked these simple cookies while making dinner at the same time. I want something deeply chocolate and not too sweet. These are just that. They are simple, which is a good thing for everyday snack. I like the texture – crispy, but not too hard like biscotti. I can dip them into a glass of warm tea and milk at night, and the feeling is good.
Winter is here in Melbourne, and I find it hard to find the rhythm. Most days I leave home in the dark, and getting back when the sun has gone. It feels like I have been missing out a large part of the days. *sigh*
That is why the weekend with family is much appreciated. I can see my garden in the bright light, chit chat with my mother in law about her new favorite Korean shows, and even do some crafts (see the flowers in the photos? They are made with tissue papers, by my MIL). Then, there is dinner together. 5 of us together, often filled with laughter and joy.
We always finish our meal with tea. So cookies are good to have around. I know our cat Den approves
I love experimenting with new things, so here it goes. A recipe card of some sorts. Click on it, and you will be able to view the full-size image to print out. Have fun!