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.

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

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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…).

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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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