Thursday, March 20, 2008

Macademia and White Choc Cookies



After a week of feeling uneasy, shaken and sad, the last post did make me feel better. It's cathartic. The cycle of life never lies. You go through birth, teenage, young adulthood, adulthood, marriage, parents. grandparents and finally death. Sometimes, people skip a few stages and jump from one to another. It's human life. It's unavoidable.

I'm know that I'm blessed with a set of loving and patient parents, great grandma, life partner and a group of close friends who will walk through life with me (just as I will walk with them). And I'm blessed with friends I met through the blogging world who offer me great tips and advice.

Death is usually an ugly word. One comfort I found is the fact that tomorrow is Good Friday. A day when Christians remember the death of Jesus and God's grace to us.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood; how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him?

Romans 2:8-9

So I have two things to share with you today!

Number 1:

What would you do with a $50 Williams-Sonoma giftcard?

The Clean Plate Club has been so kind to offer a giftaway! Check it out! I lurveeee the things at Williams-Sonoma. I know what I want if I win that gift card. It would be tartlette and non-stick Madeleine pans.

Visit the link and participate in it too! You have until 30th of April. Go quick! =)

Number 2:

A cafe favorite.

Macademia and White Chocolate Cookies

It's not often that you hear me rave about white chocolate. Technically, they are not even chocolate. It's a combo not to be missed though. White chocolate and macadamia nuts are a match made in heaven. I tried dark chocolate with it and for some odd reason, it just didn't taste as good as the white chocolate. There must be something about macademia that goes well with white choc.

Do you still have the first recipe book that you baked from? I still do. In fact, seven years ago I tried recipes from there and I failed miserably. I picked this book up again not too long ago and boy am I surprised by what I can do now compared to previous attempts.

So have a go at this during the Easter Break. It's really really good.



Macademia and White Chocolate Cookies (makes about 40)
125grams of butter
2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup of self raising flour
1 cup chopped unsalted roasted macademias
3/4 cup of rolled oats
200grms white choc bits

Preheat Oven to 180C
Beat butter, eggs, sugar and essence till they become light and fluffy. Fold in flours, nuts, oats and chocolate.

Shape tablespoons of mixture into balls; placed them on lined baking trays. Bake for 15 minutes or till browned slightly. Cool and EAT.

Have a BLESSED Easter!

11 comments:

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Those looks delicious! I always buy the white chococolate macademia nut cookies at local bakeries! Your right, the combination is *perfect*. I still remember my first recipe book! The Alpha bakery! : )

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

Ooolala, I love cookies with nuts!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy Easter Day!

Agreed that macademia nuts and white chocolate are a match made in heaven! Sooooo good!

singairishgirl said...

I have all of the ingredients mentioned. Hehe, but today is Good Friday, I can't bake. I don't want to be tempted by the yummy smells. :P But will do soon most definitely!

yammylicious said...

coookiessssssssssss~ white choc cookies rox!

Zen Chef said...

I hope you're feeling better! Best wishes to you and your loved ones and an Happy Easter also! :-)

Can't go wrong with a combination like this one. Macadamia + white chocolate = yum!

wmw said...

Happy Easter! Hope you are feeling better :o)

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Aww, honey. {{Hugs}}

daphne said...

jessy- me too! I find it hard to resist them in cafes. =(

little corner- happy easter too!

singairishgirl- hehe, we seem to be trying out each other's recipe alot these days.

yammlicious- with coffee, even better!

zen chef- thanks for your well wishes! =)

wmw- happy easter too! yup. Life has to go on. =)

wandering chopsticks- *hugs* thanks babe!

Helen said...

I love macadamias! I am always looking for cookies that contain them. These look fab.

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