Do you remember when I told you about my failed attempt of making a nice thank you gift for the doctor and the staff that I've been working with for the last couple of weeks? (Hint.) Well, I was given a chance to make it all good because I have to return to the health center tomorrow for some unresolved business (the doctor borrowed me a book that I now no longer need).
So, in order to make amends to the health center team, I decided to bake... COOKIES! This time, white chocolate - macadamia nut. I have never made this recipe before, so this was the perfect timing to try it out (#livingontheedge #yolo am I riiight?).
Here we go. I prepared the ingredients in advance:
|100 g (3/4 cup) roasted macadamia nut - they are quite big so I cut them in quarters.|
|3/4 cup white chocolate chips - I didn't buy the pre-made, I simply chopped the chocolate. It's as good if not better!|
In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar (I used the electric mixer), add the egg, the egg yolk, vanilla and a bit of salt.
|Butter and 2 different kinds of brown sugar (disclaimer: this was purely my sugar preference, you are allowed to stick with white sugar... but I like to eat healthier).|
|I prefer buying vanilla beans and preparing them myself instead of using the vanilla extract. But either will work.|
Then slowly (little by little) add the flour and baking soda. Soon after starting adding the flower I replaced the electric mixer with a whisk (and lastly with my hands... just try and make these, you won't judge me anymore).
|The flour mixed with the baking soda. Don't tell me you cannot spot the baking soda in this?!|
This is what it looks like somewhere in between:
Lastly, I added the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts, formed a mass and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Then I used a spoon and hands to form the cookie shape, put them on a baking sheet and baked for 10 minutes at 170° C (around 325° F). But be sure to check them regularly when they bake, cause no two oven in this world are alike! (They're done when the edge starts getting just a tiny bit golden).
Et voila! I can assure you, I will not hesitate to bring these to the health center, afterall they might just be my all time favourite cookies.
2 cups + 2 tbs flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup (approx. 165 g) butter, softened
1,5 cup sugar (as you can see in the photo I used 2 kinds of brown sugar, which does add a bit of a 'tan' to the cookie)
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract/1 vanilla bean
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup white chocolate chips (approx. 100 g white chocolate)
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
- Prepare the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts (see photo).
- In a bowl, mix butter and sugar. Then add the egg, the egg yolk , vanilla and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour with baking soda.
- Mix the two bowls together (by slowly adding the flour).
- Refridgerate for (at least) 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven.
- Form cookies using your hands.
- Bake at 170° C for 10 minutes.
- For desired tastiness and consistency chill for at least 10 minutes.