White chocolate & macadamia nut cookies

Happy New Year! It feels a little late saying that now we are two weeks in January, but it’s just dawned on me that this is my first post of 2012. Very bad blogger! I’ve had a to-do list as long as my arm but I’m starting to get there slowly! This weekend I shall make it my mission to tackle my ever-growing ironing pile and hopefully get the house into some kind of order.

I have a bit of a thing for the white chocolate & macadamia nut cookies you can find in Subway..they are so yummy and at three for £1 they are also a bit of a bargain. Unfortuately (or maybe it’s a good thing!) my nearest subway is 16 or so miles away so when I found myself craving these cookies this morning I realised I had half a bag of macadamias and a bar of white chocolate in the cupboard, so I slightly adapted my oat and raisin cookie recipe and came up with these…they turned out just how I like my favourite Subway cookie…soft in the middle and slightly crispy and chewy around the edges.

“Subway Style” White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies

150g soft butter
100g caster sugar
75g soft light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
160g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g white chocolate, chopped into chunks
50g macadamia nuts, chopped if you like (I left mine whole)

Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and both sugars together until light and creamy. Add the egg, beat well. Stir in vanilla. Stir together the flour and the bicarbonate of soda. Gradually add the the cookie dough, stop mixing when just combined. Gently stir in the white chocolate and macadamia nuts. Drop by rounded spoons onto your baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown, the cookies should still feel a little soft in the middle. Cool slightly then remove from the baking sheet to wire rack to cool completely.

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