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Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies

An easy to make chocolate chip macadamia cookies recipe for the ideal treat.
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Natasha Ignatiadis
Pastry Chef
Pastry Chef
www.butterbaking.com

Natasha is a Melbourne-based blogger and pastry chef.

She grew up baking with her family and always enjoyed helping out by mixing cake batter, eating raw pie dough and making a big mess in the kitchen. Somewhere along the way, she fell in love with butter, flour and sugar.

After graduating from university and deciding that the world of public relations was not for her, she turned her sights to her favourite pastime – baking.

That was when Natasha’s blog, Butter Baking, was born. It inspired and motivated her to try new recipes, challenge her home baking skills and learn a little about food photography.

Soon after, she enrolled in culinary school and dove into the sweet world of pastry, chocolate and gateaux professionally.

Her blog has since blossomed from having the odd reader (pretty much her family!) to getting thousands of hits per day. She bakes, styles and photographs all her content herself, and even films the odd baking video.

Natasha spends her days dreaming up new recipes for the blog, creating custom cakes for her clients and eating far too many cookies!

 

Ingredients

  • 220g unsalted butter (1 cup)
  • 250g brown sugar (1 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 110g caster (superfine) sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 400g plain flour (2¾ cups)
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 100g roasted macadamias, roughly chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 200g chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips (1 cup)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line 3 trays with baking paper.
  2. Melt the butter.
  3. Transfer it to a stand mixer fitted with the scraper beater attachment and beat in both sugars, the vanilla and the salt until very well combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time until combined and the mixture is silky.
  4. Change to the paddle attachment and add the flour and baking soda. Mix on a low speed until just incorporated.
  5. Add in the chocolate chips and macadamias, beating on low until evenly dispersed.
  6. Use a tablespoon to drop balls of dough on the prepared trays, allowing room for spreading.
  7. Bake for 9 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges. Allow to cool on trays.

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