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White Chocolate and Walnut Cookies

My friend Allison gave me one of my favourite-ever cookbooks – The Golden Book of Cookies – which makes me happy just looking at the pictures! And the best part is that every single recipe works, and works brilliantly. That being said, these White Chocolate and Walnut Cookies are my absolute best, especially as I can get Kayla to roll them into balls for me while I lick the bowl before she can get her grubby little paws on it.

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Makes: about 20 cookies

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking: 10 – 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups (200g) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 1/8th  teaspoon salt (a pinch, really)
  • ½ cup (125g) butter, softened
  • ½ cup (150g) raw sugar (Demerara or Barbados)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (essence)
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 oz (125g) white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup (50g) finely chopped walnuts

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Butter a cookie sheet.
Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat the butter and raw sugar in a large bowl with an electric beater at high speed until creamy.
Add the vanilla and egg, beating until just blended.
Mix in the dry ingredients, white chocolate and walnuts.
Form the dough into balls the size of walnuts and place 2 inches (5cm) apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake until just golden, 10 – 12 minutes.
Cool

 Top Tips:

  1. Stock up on beautiful vintage tins from second hand shops and fill them with these heavenly cookies as gifts for friends.
  2. The biggest mistake you can make is to overcook these as you want them soft and gooey. Do be brave and take them out just before you think they are done.
  3. These “call to you” from the pantry, so wearing ear plugs is advised.

 

 

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