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Milk Chocolate Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies
Makes: 40 cookies
LINDT Excellence Extra Creamy
30-45 minutes
Easy

Treat Santa (and your family) to the most exquisite chocolate chip cookies in town!

 

·         1 bar (100g) Lindt Excellence Extra Creamy Milk chocolate, chopped

 

·         3/4 cup butter (168g), softened

 

·         2/3 cup (150g) granulated sugar

 

·         2 tbsp maple syrup

 

·         2 tbsp maple extract

 

·         1 egg, beaten

 

·         2 1/2 cups (300g) all-purpose flour

 

·         1/2 tsp baking powder

 

·         1/4 tsp salt

 

·         1/4 cup (33.5g) macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

1

Beat

the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the maple syrup and maple extract. Add and beat in the egg.

2

Whisk

together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Then stir in the butter mixture, adding in the nuts and chocolate.

3

Seperate

the dough into 2 portions and roll into 2 logs, about 5cm in diameter. Use a little flour if necessary. Wrap each in parchment paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.

4

Preheat

Oven to 360 1076

5

Beat

the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the maple syrup and maple extract. Add and beat in the egg.

6

Whisk

together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Then stir in the butter mixture, adding in the nuts and chocolate.

7

Seperate

the dough into 2 portions and roll into 2 logs, about 5cm in diameter. Use a little flour if necessary. Wrap each in parchment paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.

8

Preheat

Oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the dough into approximately 6mm slices, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

9

Bake

for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies begin to turn golden brown.

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MAITRE TIPS

This dough freezes well. Make a double batch and freeze one or two logs for last minute guests. You can also store in an airtight container to preserve freshness. Switch up the chocolate: substitute Lindt Excellence Extra Creamy Milk chocolate for Lindt Excellence 70% Dark Chocolate.