I love weekends! Specially Sundays when I'm off from work and I get to bake till my legs get tired. I even plan what I'm going to be baking next week, right after I just finish baking! I'm that addicted to baking.
Having spent so much already for new baking books. There were sale everywhere including 3 of my favorite local bookstores! For now my wallet is on recovery stage, I'm self confining myself at home and no more malling for me for at least 2 months! I do hope I get to fulfill this pack (I'm keeping my fingers crossed).
For now I'm often at home and you could see me pouring over the new books that I got, first thing I got to try is the White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies from The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. I have seen quite a lot of this white chocolate and macadamia nut rendition I just don't make it since macadamia nut has the highest fat content in all the nuts however after reading this book, for some reason I just have to try this. I think one of the things that made this more special is that it has some coconut mixed within the batter. I don't really care for coconut but I believe that in America and other western country coconut based desserts are big, so why not give it a shot, I've got nothing to lose right? It's actually a good thing that I did, the coconut added a nice texture to the cookie.
These are such fun and easy cookies to make, I just mixed up a batch put it in the fridge on Saturday night and went to sleep. Come Sunday afternoon took it out of the fridge, when it became soft enough, I used an ice cream scoop to portion them out. I had to squish them a little bit before baking to get that big cookie look. As I was busy loading them in the oven, a nagging thought popped in my mind.
Uh oh...have no idea what they are suppose to look like! (I'm on panic mode here) Uhmmm...Oh no!
I mean the cookie batter looks so yellowish and didn't think that they look appetizing at all. When they were starting to brown nicely, I was so glad. Phew! and here I thought those expensive macadamia nuts will just go to waste. I just could not believe how expensive macadamia nuts are at Php 1,200 per kilo (approximately around $26). I think they are worth it not being to sweet and it has this nice texture from the coconut a nice crunch from the nuts and a sweet nugget of white chocolate.
I'm doomed! These are one expensive and deadly cookies! Literally and figuratively. Yum ^_^