Macadamia Nut Cookies
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Serves: 20 cookies

Cookies keep well for at least a week, but I suspect even two weeks but we have usually eaten them well within a week!

  • 400g roasted macadamia nuts + 50g extra for topping
  • 250g raw caster sugar
  • 75g Dutch cocoa powder
  • 25g cornflour
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes, or ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 x 60g eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 50g roasted macadamia nuts
  • Sea salt flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees fan forced and place rack into middle of oven
  2. Line a large baking tray with baking paper … you will get 20 cookies out of this mix so if you don’t have a large tray use two trays and cook them individually … the cookies will spread a little during baking and you don’t want to cramp them onto a single tray
  3. Prepare the topping first: finely chop the 50g macadamia nuts and combine with the salt and put aside
  4. Place 400g macadamia nuts into a medium mixing bowl and put aside
  5. Place sugar, cocoa, cornflour and salt into TM bowl and mix 10 seconds / speed 4
  6. Scrape around bowl
  7. Add eggs and vanilla and mix 10 seconds / speed 3, scrape around bowl and repeat 10 seconds / speed 3 … mix will be very tacky but that is what you want to bind the nuts
  8. Add the mix to the nuts … to get the rest of the mix out (because its tacky), remove what you can from the ™ bowl with a flexible spatula then turbo x 1 second to dislodge the balance of the mix, scrape around bowl and add to the nuts (see note about cleaning your TM bowl)
  9. Fold everything together with a metal spoon (wooden spoon will stick too much to the mix)
  10. Have a jug of water handy, dip a teaspoon into the water, and then into the mix to collect a decent spoonful and dollop onto the tray … I like to use a second teaspoon to push the mixture off the first teaspoon
  11. NB: You will get 20 cookies from this mix … the aim is to collect all the nuts so that they are coated in the batter, but if there is any batter left in the bowl after placing your 20 cookies on the tray leave it there … if you scrape the bowl and add that batter to the cookies it will spread onto the tray and you won’t end up with little “mountains” of coated macadamia nut cookies
  12. Sprinkle each cookie with a little topping … any topping that falls onto the tray push back into the base of the cookies with a spoon so that you don’t waste it … it will stick to the cookie as it bakes
  13. Place tray into oven and bake 15 minutes, turn tray around and continue for another 5 minutes
  14. Remove tray from oven and allow cookies to cool for 30 minutes
  15. To remove cookies from the tray, lift the baking paper with one hand, and gently peel off the cookies with the other hand and place onto a cooling rack to cool completely … if you try to lift straight off the tray without peeling off the cookie you may lose a little mixture off the base because it is very “brownie like”, but will firm up as it cools
  16. Once cool store in a sealed container where they will keep for at least a week

To clean a TM bowl after making a sticky or tacky batter: If I'm making a sticky bread dough I’ll do this process for 3 minutes, if it’s a cake or biscuit batter then I’ll do it for a minute ... it all depends on how tacky I think the bowl is. So fill the TM bowl with tap water to just above the centre of the blade shaft, add a light dollop of detergent, then heat 1 to 3 minutes / 60 degrees / speed 6 ... remove the lid, pour the water out and your bowl should be clean if it’s a cake or biscuit batter, but let it sit for 30 minutes or so if it’s a sticky bread batter
Recipe by The Passionate Pantry at