Cranberry, Macadamia and White Chocolate CookCies

Cranberry, Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Cookies One Perfect Mess recipe biscuits easy chewy crunchy Christmas baking moist 11

These pretty little cookies are chunky, chewy and full of cheer! Packed full of cranberries, macadamia nuts and white chocolate, each mouthful promises little jewels and treasures and deliciousness. They are perfect for serving up to friends, wrapping in cellophane and pretty red ribbon as a gift, or dunking in steaming tea as you curl up on the couch this Christmas. With that blissful combination of crunchy edges and a pillowy-soft centre, whatever their destiny they won’t last long!

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Dark Chocolate, Pistachio and Honey Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Chip, Pistachio Nut and Honey Cookies soft chewy moist crunchy crispy recipe One Perfect Mess 2

Fancy a batch of these pillowy-soft centred, crispy edged, slightly salted, honey-laced cookies? Packed with generous chunks of dark chocolate, crunchy pistachios and the promise of that perfect chewy texture, they’re a little exotic and utterly seductive. Perfect for late night snacking with a cup of tea, I used whole wheat flour for thicker cookies, and dark brown sugar for an almost caramel-like flavour. These devilish darlings don’t disappoint.

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Salted Dark Chocolate and Orange Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate and Orange Cookies recipe One Perfect Mess 3

It’s SWOTVAC, so with exams next week what’s a girl to do but eat cookies, drink tea, desperately cram knowledge into her brain and dream of the holidays that are less than 2 weeks away? I really worked to perfect this delicious little cookie recipe last week, a dream come true for any lover of the fragrant, sensual, indulgent combination of dark chocolate and orange. Laced with nutmeg and a little salt, these giant cookies have perfectly crispy edges that give rise to a chewy, soft centre. Served warm, generous chunks of melted dark chocolate flow from each mouthful, as warm, salty crumbs cling to your lips. The undeniable magic in the marriage of salt and chocolate completely seals the deal…these cookies are bound to leave you charmed.

Top tip; refrigerating cookie dough overnight before baking helps the cookies to spread evenly in the oven, giving higher, rounder, chewier cookies!

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Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe One Perfect Mess 5

I have always envied the cookie monster. If ever he feels a little sad, or stressed, or worried, or excited, or joyful, or basically any emotion, he resorts to stuffing his face with an apparently never-ending source of chocolatey crumbly deliciously cookies…I think we should all live by his cookie-dependent way of life! Cookies are one of my favourite things to bake, I multiplied this lovely Donna Hay recipe by 5 (!!!) because you can never really have too many cookies… But also, I tutor a bunch of very clever and hard working Year 12 students, who are sitting their final exams this week! I wrapped them each a little pack of these ‘Swotvac Cookies’ last week to keep their brains fuelled and thriving during this stressful but exciting time. Hopefully their grades will be bumped up a bit as a result of my baking efforts 😉

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