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Macadamia and Cranberry Cookies


  • 3 x 200g white chocolate bars, chopped
  • 200g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 180g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • 75g macadamia nuts, chopped

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

Step 2

Melt 170g of the chocolate in a Bain Marie then remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

Step 3

Beat in the sugars, eggs, vanilla and butter with an electric whisk/ mixer until creamy.

Step 4

Stir in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cranberries and half of the macadamia nuts to make a stiff dough.

Step 5

Place tablespoon sized round dollops of the mixture onto a lined baking tray, spacing them well apart.

Step 6

Place in the middle shelf of the oven and bake for approximately 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 7

Poke in the reserved chunks of chocolate and macadamia nuts.

Step 8

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden, leave to harden for 1-2 minutes then cool on a wire rack.