Cookies in the Oven

Do you believe that everything has its place and time? And you cant rush for it?

This is so true for my very first meet up with Quay Po Cooks (QPC). I’ve been following and reading her blog and follow some of her recipe. I admire her for her willingness to share especially all those recipe of her gorgeous cakes and food. She is a daughter, she is a wife, she is a mother and she is a home baker. I thought she will be an ideal candidate for our cooking demonstration. I really hope to meet up with her while I’m still with the company and to connect her to our marketing manager. I have also read about her meet ups with her fans and blogger and I wished I could meet up with her too. But I felt it was kinda funny to say “Hey, let’s meet up”.

Then, QPC put up this post where she was giving away Zespri bookmarks and key chains. I took the opportunity to say “I love both the Zespri souvenirs. Can I have either one? … Would love to meet you in person”. Luckily she replied my comment and willing to meet up for lunch.

I wanted to make something for QPC to try. Since it was a week day, I can only make something simple. I decided to make almond cookies which is my family’s favourite. After work, I went down to Jaya Grocer and bought almond nibs and started baking the almond cookies after dinner.

Almond Cookies

  • 250g unsalted butter (take out from fridge and leave till softened)
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 330g plain flour
  • 200g almond nibs
  • pinch of salt (can omit this if use salted butter)
  1. Preheat oven at 150C
  2. Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy (5 minutes on mid speed)
  3. Sieve in flour
  4. Mix in almond nibs and salt.
  5. Use 2 teaspoons to shape dough and drop on baking tray (no greasing required)
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 20 mins or till lightly brown
  7. Cool completely before storing in container

Fresh from the oven

 Feel so much like Chinese New Year, where I used to bake these cookies for my family and relatives.

Pack using Ikea ziplock bag

Once the cookies cool completely, I packed into this Ikea ziplock bag.

Cookies in the Oven

And put the cookies back into the oven.

Hahaha … this is not a real oven. It’s a mini oven made from cardboard which was given out by my company as door gift for one of our campaign. 

I met up for lunch with QPC, who came with her mother. The funny thing is except for those few comments that we left on each other blog, we did not know each other and we had not met. Yet, we chatted like old friend without a moment of awkwardness.

Zespri souvenirs given by QPC

QPC brought the above Zespri souvenirs for me, bak kut teh mix and lovely banana chocolate cupcake. The cupcake was moist and nice. I wish I remembered taking the photo before it went into Jaden and my stomach.

4 thoughts on “Cookies in the Oven

  1. Saw Leng, I had a great afternoon with you. Many thanks again for buying me and my mum lunch and letting me taste those delicious cookies you baked. Also, I feel honored that you think that I am a suitable person for your company’s cooking demo. It was a pleasure to meet your marketing manager. She is such a sweet lady. Looking forward to work with her in the future. Hugs.

    • It’s my pleasure, Veron. Nice meeting you and your mum too. My son & I love your cupcake. Am waiting for your post on it. Hope you’ll still have time to meet up once you become celebrity chef 🙂

  2. Hi. Popped over from QPC’s. I’d seen this on her post and thought it such a clever idea to present your cookies in. I’d actually thought you’d made the box yourself! It looked so real that initially I’d got fooled by it, thinking you’ve actually given her a real oven! So, I was going to ask her if she was going to sell that oven to me if she has one too many since I was looking to get a new one! LOL!!

    • Thanks Ping for dropping by. The clever idea is from my marketing people. Sorry to have fooled you. I thought it was cute too.

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