Saturday, December 18, 2010

Macadamia & cranberry American cookies

The Middle Eastern Food Kitchen (The home of delicious Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Macadamia & cranberry American cookies Recipe. Enjoy Christmas cooking recipes and learn how to make Macadamia & cranberry American cookies.

These freezable biscuits are completely irresistible and make a great gift for kids to give to teachers or grandparents

Makes 55
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins


3 x 200g/7oz white chocolate bars, chopped
200g butter
2 eggs
100g light muscovado sugar
175g golden caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
350g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
100g dried cranberries
100g macadamia nuts , chopped


1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Melt 170g of the chocolate, then allow to cool. Beat in the butter, eggs, sugars and vanilla, preferably with an electric hand whisk, until creamy. Stir in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cranberries with two-thirds of the remaining chocolate and macadamias, to make a stiff dough.

2. Using a tablespoon measure or a small ice-cream scoop, drop small mounds onto a large baking dish, spacing them well apart, then poke in the reserved chocolate, nuts and berries. Bake in batches for 12 mins until pale golden, leave to harden for 1-2 mins, then cool on a wire rack.

3. To freeze, open-freeze the raw cookie dough scoops on baking trays; when solid, pack them into a freezer container, interleaving the layers with baking parchment. Use within 3 months. Bake from frozen for 15-20 mins.

Hazelnut & raisin cookies
Make as above, with 280g flour, replacing the white chocolate for dark chocolate and the macadamias and cranberries for hazelnuts and raisins. Pour boiling water over the raisins and allow them to plump up a little, then dry thoroughly - this stops them being too hard and catching in the oven.

Nutrition per serving
149 kcalories, protein 2g, carbohydrate 18g, fat 8 g, saturated fat 4g, fibre 0g, sugar 13g, salt 0.14 g

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009.

More Christmas Desserts Recipes
Christmas cupcakes
Eish El-Saraya
Umm Ali Recipe
Layali Lubnan Recipe
Pistachio Baklava 

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