I chose this recipe to make in the end of my weekend for some reasons. Firstly, the weather in Singapore these days has been so awful, it has been so hot and oppressive. I just wish to have a heavy rain so that the air is "calmed" down. Sometimes the sun was blindingly dazzling in the sky, heating the air cruelly. Sometimes there was no sun shine at all, the sky was so leaden, seemingly that it wanted to rain but it couldn’t. So I was in no mood in cooking or baking, since I didn’t feel like eating at all. Anyway, I didn’t want to skip any meal, so I tried to make something.
Secondly, I’ve run out of cookie, so I needed to make some for next week. Weekend is when I prepare some kinds of cookies to preserve for my tea time during the day for the following week. So, pulling me out of the dizziness, I made this cookies dusted with icing sugar and cocoa powder. This recipe is very simple in ingredients and baking method. So it is safe for I didn’t want to have any trouble with baking in this uncomfortable atmosphere.
The cookies are firm due to high proportion of flour. The dough itself is not so sweet, which is then compensated by the dusted icing sugar. When eating, the sugar and cocoa will blend with the cookie, so the sweetness is well-balanced.