Yield: Approx. 60 Cookies
Better be quick before my boyfriend eats them all =)
These are my boyfriend’s favourite cookies! I don’t make them very often but when I do I have to stand guard over the cooling cookies so he doesn’t eat them all at once. Once cooled I like to drizzle a little white chocolate over the cookies to finish them off, however they are fantastic even without this step.
I prefer to chop my white chocolate rather than use chocolate chips. I find it makes the cookies chunky and the slivers of white chocolate that you get whilst chopping melt into the batter and make the cookies extremely more-ish. The same goes for chopping up the macadamia’s. If you’re allergic to nuts you can omit the macadamia’s, try substituting dried cherries or cranberries. They give the cookies a lovely tart note.
Feel free to also substitute milk chocolate chips and pecans for the white chocolate and macadamia, the recipe works well either way!
Yield: Approx. 40 Cookies
When I was a little girl we used to go and visit my Grandma several times a year during school holidays. Grams, as we affectionately called her, had the most amazing garden. There was always something in bloom, the most amazing strawberries and apricots you have ever tasted and best of all a fig tree!
Grams could always tell when I came to visit as the fruit off the fig tree would mysteriously vanish in a matter of hours. I loved my Grams and miss her every day, but every time I see, eat or bake with figs it reminds me of her and the wonderful times we had together.
These cookies are lovely and soft with the combined flavours of honey and figs balancing out beautifully. I am not one who likes honey all that much but it doesn’t overpower the other flavours in the cookie. Feel free to adjust the spices in the fig mixture to suit your own personal tastes, maybe try cardamom or black pepper if you want something slightly spicier.
NOTE: The figs I had were very dry, should you be using soft figs please only use ½ cup of water when making the fig compote.
Yield: 38 Cookies
Try not too eat them all =)
These are amongst the easiest but yummiest cookies that I make. They are wonderfully tender and buttery with the real star of these cookies is the flavour combination of maple syrup and pecans. Call me a sucker but I love almost everything with maple syrup. Use the best quality that you can find, do not try and substitute maple flavoured syrup, it’s the real deal or nothing at all trust me!
Make sure you leave enough time to chill the mixture in the fridge before baking otherwise they will spread too much, you can even chill them again in the fridge for 20mins before baking so they don’t spread as much as the ones in the photos. No matter what though you will end up with a wonderful cookie that you will have to restrain yourself from eating all of them in one go.
Note: I used gluten free flour in the receipe to accommodate for a good friend who is gluten intolerant however it will work just as well with plain flour.
This is one of my all time favourite cookies. The tender buttery crumb will keep you reaching time and time again into the cookie jar. Plus one of the best things is that all the ingredients should be easily found in your pantry.