White Chocolate & Almond Cookies


Today, I was too lazy to get ready and go out of the house. Instead, biscuit cravings drove me into the kitchen, were I whipped up some quick cookies. I used a BBC Good Food recipe and just exchanged the chocolate chips for some chopped white chocolate and chopped almonds that lurked somewhere in the back of my cupboard.

125g unsalted butter, softened & pinch of salt. (You can also use salted butter if you don’t mind a slight salty kick and don’t have to watch your salt intake.)
100g light brown soft sugar plus 125g caster sugar (I just used 225g golden caster sugar. You can also use vanilla sugar.)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g self-raising flour (or plain flour with 3 level teaspoons of baking powder)
A handful each of chopped almonds and chopped white chocolate (you can use more, but I only had this much)

Form walnut sized balls, but them on a baking tray with plenty of space between them. Bake at 180 degrees celsius or Gas Mark 4 for about 10 mins (depending on the temperament of your oven). Basically: just take them out as the edges start to get a bit brown. You can also take them out much earlier, if you like them very chewy.

Makes about 30 palm sized cookies.


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