I originally made this cookies for the kids to take to school for the bake sale. Then my daughter told me it had to be homemade and with no nuts. I had no more white chocolate left so we ended up baking more cookies using milk choc chips and skipped the nuts. When I went to university (that was the time before I learnt baking cookies) I needed to walk pass the coffee shop to get on the bus in the city. My eyes were always looking at the creamy yellowish cookies called melting moment. If I had a few dollars to spare, I would buy one to pamper myself. It's funny though I don't have the urge to learn how to make it that time until I become a mum. Even my daughter can make melting moment and we don't buy cookies that much these days since we have discovered few good recipes. Homemade cookies taste the best!
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/3 firmly packed brown sugar
125g butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
180g white chocolate bits
3/4 cup roasted macadamias, chopped coarsely
- Preheat oven to 200c/180c fan forced. Place baking paper onto baking tray.
- Sift flour, soda and sugar into a mixing bowl. Stir in melted butter, extract and egg then chocolate and nuts.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of mixture, 5cm apart on tray. Flatten it slightly with a fork.
- Bake cookies about 10 minutes. Cook on wire rack.
Source: Adopted and modified from the cookbook "Mix -cakes, muffins, biscuits + puddings" by the Australian Women's Weekly.