Sunday, December 16, 2012

Macadamia nut white chocolate cookies

Macadamia nut white chocolate cookies with milk

              Cookies with milk is a real comfort food when you are at home watching TV with your favourite program going on.Munching the moist and warm cookies taken just out of the oven are even more delicious.Nuts and chocolates always blend well together in bread,cakes and cookies.They give a moist yet crunchy taste.I have experimented with various nuts and chocolate chips but this is my first recipe with Macadamia nuts.

 Cookies are normally baked in a cookie tray but tried baking them in a muffin pan.I did this since i wanted a perfect round-shaped cookie,slightly thicker than the usual cookies.They turned out really cute and I loved it !!


Raw Hazelnuts. Image Courtesy - www.nuts.com
Macadamia nuts are insanely delicious but very high in saturated fat.So people who watch their weight can stay away from these nuts and substitute them with other nuts like walnuts,pecans or hazelnut.







Ingredients

        260 gms of  All purpose flour or white whole wheat flour

113 gms of butter or margarine, at room temperature.

200 gms of light brown sugar

100 gms granulated white sugar

1tsp of pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 tsp of baking soda

¼ tsp of salt

A handful of white chocolate chips

A handful of macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped 



Method :

Pre-heat your oven to 350°F. 

In a separate bowl, beat the butter and light brown sugar until soft and creamy. You can use a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer.Gradually add the granulated white sugar, vanilla extract ,egg  and beat them on a medium speed until light and fluffy.If you do not have a mixer,use a wire whisk and beat them until smooth. 

In another bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt.Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat them gently for few mins until they are well incorporated.Add the white chocolate chips,nuts and gently mix them using a spatula.The dough will be very thick .

Butter your muffin pan/cupcake tray .You can use a butter flavoured cooking spray to grease them.Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon, scoop a small amount of the dough into the cupcake pan.

Remember that the cookie will be nearly 3 times the size out the dough after baking.So don't put too much dough into the pan.


Cookie dough in the muffin pan.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Take them out of the oven and allow them to cool for 1 - 2 minutes.Remove from the pan using a spoon.You can eat them while they are warm or allow them to completely cool off before storing the rest in an air tight container.

Baked cookies in the muffin pan.

Enjoy them directly or you can dip these rich moist cookies in a glass of milk.Remember to eat just a few cookies a day as they are very high in saturated fat. 

This is my first cookie recipe so all kinds of suggestions are welcome.





















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30 comments:

  1. loved the cookies.tempting and nice clicks.

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    1. Thanks Ramya . Glad to link it to your event too :)

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  2. Nice n interesting combination of cookies, I don't think ll get macadamia nuts here in Bangalore, so almonds should be a good option!

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    1. Thanks Gauri :).Yeah,almonds will be good too.I googled and found a website which sells macadamia nuts in Bangalore. Check it out.

      http://www.srivenkateshwarasweets.com/F56827/dry_fruits.html

      Hope it helps :)

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  3. I love cookies with lots of nuts...yummy....

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  4. Love the nuts with the white chocolate chips

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  5. Hey... In my today's post I upload cookies ... Yours just awesome.

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    1. Thank you Nabanita. Its a nice coincidence :)

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  6. Delicious Macadamia nut cookies, these expensive delight.

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  8. How wow. Look yum. I love the fact that i do not have to shape them to get lovely round cookies.Thanks for linking

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    1. Ya that's the best part Archana :) Thanks.

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  9. Hey

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  10. Love this combination of macadamia and white chocolate chips.. Delicious.. Nice idea of baking them in muffin pan.. Thanks for linking it to the event.

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  11. lovely combo cookies..yummylicious ! thnx for linking it them to my event

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  12. OMG they look super cute..I love anything with white chocolate and nuts..simply irresistible....

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  13. I love macadamia cookies but have not tried baking my own..looks wonderful and nice idea to bake them in muffin pans.

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