Friday, October 22, 2010

joyeux belated anniversaire

My two favourite types of cookie in the world are Violet Crumble and Peanut Butter, and White Chocolate & Macadamia. The former is an acquried taste, so I thought that the latter would be better to bake for Lucas's birthday.

These cookies are special to me. When I was 14, one of my friends got semi-kicked out, so I told him to stay over at mine for the night. We decided that an epic all-nighter was in order. That afternoon, the two of us and another friend ran down to IGA to grab ingredients and a 3L carton of milk, and within an hour, the smell of deliciousness was wafting out of the oven and filling up the whole house.

A hilarious night of intense binge-eating of said cookies (we doubled the recipe), prank-calling, Pirates of the Carribbean 1, 2 and 3, D&M-ing and laughing followed. Around 3am we thought it was a suitable time to ride bicycles. And so we did.

We wreaked havoc, juvie style. We rode as fast as we could down the middle of the wrong side of the road, yelling obscenities into the night just because we could. At the Karel Ave, we lay in the middle of the junction, and ran away screaming and laughing when we were almost run over by a car. All the while, sharing this huge brown paper bag of cookies, tossing it to each other, getting steadily thirstier and fatter. We ended up at the skate park where we tried sleeping on the benches in the freezing cold, buzzing with sugar, laughing at the boganness of it all, until the McDonalds across the road opened at 6am. And no matter how many hashbrowns I ate, all I could taste was macadamias and white chocolate, because we'd eaten so many of these goddamn cookies.

Good times.

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies.
Makes 20

  • 125g butter
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 150g plain flour, sifted
  • 150g self raising flour, sifted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped unsalted macadamia nuts
  • 250g chopped white chocolate

    1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line trays with baking paper.
    2. Cream butter, vanilla, sugar and egg until light & fluffy. Stir in flours, nuts & chocolate until it forms a dough.
    3. Roll tablespoons into balls, flatten them slightly on trays. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges turn golden.
    4. Dunk them in milk and feel the sugar rush straight to your blood stream.

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