So this might sound extremely nerdy or lame (or both) but I actually explode with excitement whenever someone comes up to me and says things like
“Oh my God! Are you Jason from Jason’s Bites?!”
“I FOLLOW YOU ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM! I LOVE YOUR FOOD”
because it completely baffles me that I’m not the only person who even reads the stuff I post. The other week I was baking in the wee hours of the morning while hungover – terrible idea but decided to make these little cookies anyways.
Back to my original point, I brought the ugly batch of these cookies for my coworkers to eat and I decided to share them with these customers who came in and when my coworker was all “Yeah, Jason cooks all the time!”, said customer was all
“Oh my gosh! So are you the Jason who does all the recipes for DAVIDsTEA?!”
I mean, I wasn’t aware I ever became the Jason, but I will take it nonetheless.
Also, he and his girlfriend said they liked these cookies even though they were slightly burnt so I’m guessing everyone was a happy camper!
Now to avoid future failure, I now know that it’s super important to chill the dough after I’ve mixed it because things kinda ended up… melting and oozing everywhere. I mean, it still tasted great but it just wasn’t that pretty to look at.
Random babbling aside, here’s the recipe!
^ as you can see, hungover Jason cannot properly break up butter and shape dough. Don’t make the same mistakes as me and you’ll have a much prettier final product
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1 cup of flour
- pinch of salt
- 2 tsp of DAVIDsTEA’s Matcha Matsu
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- pinch of black pepper and salt (the pepper adds a little kick and increases absorption of antioxidants)
- 2 tsp of dried ginger
- Crumb everything together until it’s like wet sand
- Chill until it’s quite firm and cut into desired shape
- Bake for 10-12 minutes
Since these kinda deviate from what a traditional shortbread cookie is, you really have to chill them for quite a bit because the honey really gives it more viscosity and makes it a bit harder to work with the dough. But if I can do it while hungover, so can you!