This year is however an exception because my baby will be away :(
Birthday is an occasion that I always anticipate about since I was young cos it's everyone's special day- the belief I carried in me till i hit 21st. I don't really celebrate my birthday merrily like how I did since then. It feels like just another day to me, but with extra loves, wishes shower upon me. Guess it is just like when we wish our parents for mothers' or fathers' day, they want it not just for the day itself but everyday to be as special.
Is this a sign of growing
Still, I had a new hair cut for the brand new month!
Never had my hair in such short length before. I actually told my stylist to chop off 3-4 inches of my hair and it is now at my shoulder length. I must be crazy! & I've never seen my stylist chopping off my hair so carefree-ly without the worries of this nasty girl :p
Chinese always have this saying that cutting your hair off meaning buang suay aka throw bad luck away! Hope it will really bring me better luck for the next half of 2015! (also for the rest of my life! lol)
Gonna miss having you around for this month.
Such a coincidence that he had to go on a business during his birthday month, & now, my birthday month =.= pffft
On a lighter note! I baked cookies today! :D
Been craving for some cookies, and just SO happened that I was left with the exact measurement of flour & butter, I decided to clear up my pantry by making my fave snacks! This is my first time baking them cookies, and I am sure that I wouldn't purchase any cookies out there anymore!
After doing much research on the perfect chocolate chip cookies, I have decided to divide my batter into 3 parts and bake them on 3 different days to test the effect on texture of these cookies. As I have read, baking cookies right away yields a less flavourful cookie while chilling the dough yields more flavourful cookies as it helps to loosen up the gluten development as well as allowing the butter to infuse and get to know each other better.
I sorta underbaked them and realised that soft & chewy cookie really isn't my thing :( Mom loves them though, she grabbed 3 instantly!
As for the second batch, the dough was chilled overnight and they were so buttery and fragrance! It was so tempting that you wanna eat them even before they're out from the oven! They tasted like some butterscotch or Danish butter cookie with more crunch & chocolaty- exactly how i love my cookies to be! xx
I also baked some into nutella-stuffed and plain butter cookies. They're finger licking good but i'll still save some of them for my friends during my birthday party tomorrow hehe ;)
My recipe is adapted and modified from several bakers-
Ingredients: (appx. 26 cookies, 1 tbsp each)
1 cup All purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup soft brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla paste
Hershey semi-sweet chocolate chips*Spinkles
Bake at 180c for 20mins (with foil covered for the first 15mins to avoid over-browning)
I will use milk chips instead of semi-sweet in the future as my cookies aren't really sweet. The former also melts more so if you prefer a gooey chocolaty cookies, milk chips is what you need.