Aloha Macadamia Nut Cookies

Magnum, Maui & Macadamia. Three things that spring to my mind when I think about Hawaii.
I loved Magnum as a kid, spent a great week on Maui and never have any clue what to do with macadamia nuts.
So today I put myself in Hawaiian mood with the great Izzy Kamakawawi’ole and baked Hawaiian chocolate covered macadamia nut cookies. The recipe is from a blog aptly called true Aloha.

Mix 250g soft butter with 200g confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Add 500g flour bit by bit. You’ll end up with a fairly crumbly mix.

Add 120g roughly chopped macadamia nuts. I also added miniature marsh mallows but they are not in the original recipe (probably because they melt and make unsightly holes in your cookies…).

I have to admit that the dough was too crumbly at first and I added a tiny splash of cream to be able to turn it into a proper dough.
Before the cookies can go in the oven you need to wrap the dough in clingfilm, roll it into a roll of about 4 cm in diameter and put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

When it is chilled enough, cut into 1 cm thick pieces, put on tray and in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

They are done when they have a light golden brown colour.

When they have cooled down, dip one end in melted chocolate.

Then dip in finely chopped macadamia nuts (about 30g) and leave to cool.

They taste scrumptuous and I will take them to the office tomorrow. Anyone visiting me and greeting me with Aloha will get one, well, only while stock lasts of course.


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