Sunday, 27 September 2015

A Twist On My White Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

I feel in life everything we eat should be as pretty as it is delicious. I personally love cookies, I could eat them by the dozens (although.... I really shouldn't). Cookies look delicious but I wouldn't say they are pretty, not something you could display on a delicate cake plate at a party. I've decided to turn one of my favourite cookie combos white chocolate and macadamia into something that not only tastes amazing but looks just as good!

The Twist ?? The white chocolate is used as a frosting on top of the cookie instead of inside the cookie. This is a great way to use an ingredient to decorate the cookie without compromising the taste.



What You Need:
Cookie (Makes around 12)

- 120 grams of unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cup of plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt 
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste 
- 1 tablespoon of golden syrup
- 1/2 cup of roasted chopped macadamia 

Frosting:

- 1/3 cup of heavy cream 
- 200 grams of white chocolate 
- Food colouring gel of your choice ( I used Sky Blue )
- Jimmies
- Pearls

What To Do:
Cookies:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees 
2. Beat together the butter , white sugar and brown sugar
3. Beat in the egg until combined
4. Add in the vanilla and golden syrup 
5. Mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt
6. Mix in the chopped macadamia nuts
7. Scoop a mound of baking dough on to baking paper lined trays using a small ice cream scoop
8. Bake for 14-15 minutes (Until golden brown)

Cookie dough scooped using a small ice cream scoop




Frosting:
1. Place the cream and white chocolate into a microwave proof bowl
2. Microwave for 50 seconds 
3. Mix until smooth 
4. leave to cool (around 30 mins to an hour)
5. Whip the cooled mixture until it pales in colour (white chocolate usually has a yellow tinge to it, whipping makes it whiter in colour)
6. Add your food colouring and whip until well combined (Only use gel colouring not liquid)

Assemble :
1. Apply the frosting onto the cookies using a mini spatula ( If you don't have one a butter knife will do the trick!)
2. Add Sprinkles of decorations of your choice 

Now the cookies are ready for you! Perfect for you to display proudly on your favourite plate :)

My Cookies go on my beautiful Milk Glass plate I bought for $4 !


Enjoy

xx Mel.