To cheer myself up, I decided to make some saccharine sweet-looking waffle cookies!
Couldn't decide whether I like the top view shot or 30 degree view shot. Maybe both :p
Making these waffle cookies was very quick and easy, didn't even require mixer or oven.
Basically whisk softened unsalted butter together with sugar till well-mixed, add egg and vanilla extract and once again whisked till well-mixed. Next, add sifted cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and mix till dough forms. Divide into 4 portions, and add flavours of choice. I added cocoa powder, matcha powder, some pink icing and strawberry essence and left one portion as original vanilla flavour.
Roll the flavoured dough into small balls of 10g each.
I got a total of 64 balls. Don't they look like Japanese dango (sweet dumpling) =D
Place the dough of balls onto the waffle maker, close and bake/cook for 2.5 - 3 mins, slightly golden brown. Cool the waffle cookies on a wire-rack and store in air-tight container.
(Makes 64 cookies)
- 300g cake flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 150g unsalted butter, softened
- 120g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2g matcha powder
- 4 g cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp strawberry essence, tinge of pink icing colour
- Sift cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl, set aside.
- Whisk unsalted butter and caster sugar till smooth.
- Add egg and vanilla extract and whisk till smooth.
- Add flour mixture and fold till well-mixed.
- Divide dough into 4 portions (about 158g each portion).
- Add matcha powder, cocoa powder and strawberry essence/icing colour to 3 of the portions respectively. Mix well.
- Roll the dough into balls of 10g each.
- Place the dough balls onto waffle maker.
- Bake/cook for 2.5 to 3 mins, until slightly browned.
- Cool on wire rack, then store in airtight container.
The vanilla one tasted like plain waffle, but harder form.
The strawberry one tasted like strawberry milk :p
The matcha and cocoa tastes were quite distinct.
While these cookies looked so lovely and sweet, I didn't quite like the overall taste. I mean, it's not really like cookies, it's crunchy but a bit floury. They were not too sweet, so I guess suitable for young children?
Luckily, some really nice and helpful readers of Singapore Home Cooks FB Group suggested to eat them with ice-cream, drizzle with chocolate sauce or eat with nutella. Yes, I guess I could try making parfait with them as well.
Probably can try other recipe, like the German cookies that was very popular a while ago? Well, see how my mood goes...