Who doesn’t love a good cookie from time to time? Sometimes, they’re just plain necessary. My favourite type is the good old chocolate chip cookie – and the chips have got to be dark! (or a mixture of dark and white) But I do really enjoy a plain oat cookie from time to time as well, especially when time is of the essence! Here’s a simple recipe for White Chocolate and Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies for when you fancy something a little bit different.
Confession: I have never once in my life eaten a cookie with a glass of milk – never ever. A cup of tea yes, but never milk. So the glass of milk you see in the photo? All for show. Are you giving me the side eye right now? Eep, I’m sorry! Despite this gaping character flaw, I do know what a good cookie tastes like! Honest!
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These aren’t a healthy cookie, they’re just a cookie for cookie’s sake. Sometimes you just need a butter-and-sugar-laden chocolatey cookie. Ok, so perhaps ‘need’ isn’t quite the word, but I’m definitely a believer in an occasional indulgence. There’s a time and a place for a ‘healthified’ dessert and there’s a time and a place for a White Chocolate and Macadamia Oatmeal Cookie. This week, it’s the latter. Oh yes, it has been one of THOSE weeks. You know what I’m talking about, right? Those weeks where your brain feels like it has given up working completely and you keep beating yourself up for your lack of productivity? Yep, that’s been me this week. Hence no Wednesday recipe post! Which is ok. And to be honest, I’m still there. And it’s ok. It’s ok to just have an off week and eat a cookie. Who am I kidding, I’ve eaten at least seven. Today. Oops!
I know I can’t be alone in this BMDS (brain-malfunction-demotivation-syndrome). I’m interested to know how you guys deal with it? Let me know below! I hope to share more about how I deal with this kinda stuff in the future. (Don’t worry, it’s not “curl up on the sofa stuffing face with cookies.”)
These cookies are sweet but not too sweet (says me, lover of all things dark chocolate) and they’re chewy and crunchy and a little bit caramel-y from the golden caster sugar. I would imagine that you could substitute some, if not all, of the caster sugar with soft light brown sugar if you wanted them to be a little bit more caramel-y and chewy. I haven’t tested this theory though, so experiment at your own risk. Trust me, even the most seemingly simple baking recipe can go utterly wrong with just the smallest of tweaks. Happily though, these mishaps quite often result in unexpected victories (stay tuned!)
Have a wonderful, ideally cookie-filled, weekend!
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White Chocolate and Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies
- 110 g salted butter (1 stick)
- 115 g sugar (1/2 cup +1 tablespoon)
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 60 g rolled oats (1/2 cup)
- 115 g quick cook oats (1 1/4 cups)
- 115 g plain flour (3/4 cup)
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 50 g macadamia nut halves (1/3 cup) roughly chopped
- 150 g white chocolate chunks (1 cup)
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup into a small saucepan and heat gently until the butter has melted and the ingredients have combined.
- In a large bowl mix together the oats, flour and bicarb. Pour in the melted butter mixture and stir until well combined. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, the mixture will have cooled a little, but will still be warm. Stir in the nuts and most of the chocolate chunks - you may need to use your hands to get them incorporated. As the mixture will still be warm, the chocolate chunks will melt a little, but not completely. Roll the mixture into balls - you should get about 12. Place the balls onto a lined baking tray. Press the reserved chocolate chunks into the top of the balls.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown - you'll want to take them out when they still look slightly underbaked as they will continue cooking as they cool.