Indulge in these cookies if you have a sudden craving for freshly baked cookies in the middle of the night. Since it was indeed late at night, I didn't want to go through the trouble of baking a big batch of them in the oven, so, I decided to bake just 10 cookies in the oven. You can whip this up in under 10 minutes. You'll even have time to prepare yourself a nice cup of tea!
Put butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on high for 40 seconds. Mix the sugar into the melted butter, then add the pancake mix, and mix some more.
Bring the dough from Step 1 together and wrap with plastic wrap.
Like making freezer cookies, form the dough into a square block, about 4 × 4 × 7 cm, and slice it up with a knife into 10 equal slices, each about 7 mm thick.
Line a oven baking tray with parchment paper, lay the cookies from Step 2 on it leaving spaces in between, and bake for 3-5 minutes.
For black tea cookies I added black tea leaves from one teabag to the batter. I used a mortar to grind the tea leaves before adding it to the batter.
The cookie dough shaped into a square block from Step 2 about 4 × 4×7 cm, looks like this.
The cookie dough sliced with a knife into 7 mm slices looks like this.
Story Behind this Recipe
I didn't have any sweets to serve with a cup of tea!! It was late at night and I had to come up with something .
If the cookies are turning too brown, cover loosely with a sheet of aluminum foil. But I do find uneven baked cookies to be quite delicious too Be sure to have a cup of tea ready while baking the cookies. If using pancake mix instead of cake flour, the cookies will become somewhat like shortbread cookies. It won't be dangerous to enjoy them even in the daytime, being a perfect snack for children as well.