Weekend Treat

This week I’m sharing my ‘Tuesday Treat’ a little early, so it’s become a ‘Weekend Treat’!…

(I’ll be back as normal on Wednesday 8th December with some delicious savoury recipes!)

White Chocolate, Pecan Nut & Oat Cookies (Gluten Free)

These are very good and very moreish, they are the type of cookie that can be easily eaten at just about any time of the day – you have been warned! The recipe is from the cookbook, ‘A Love of Eating: Recipes form Tart London’, written by Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones. In their recipe they use macademia nuts which I’m not so keen on, so I have substituted them for pecan nuts which are delicious with the sweet, white chocolate, a little like that other match made in heaven – pecan and maple syrup. This recipe works well with gluten-free flour, I use Dove’s. (Makes about 20 cookies)

150g unsalted butter, softened

130g light muscovado sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

50g plain flour (gluten-free if required – see note above)

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

130g porridge oats

100g pecan nuts

100g white chocolate, chopped

*A couple of baking sheets, lined with baking paper.

  1. First, place the pecan nuts on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven, 180’c fan, for 5-10 minutes until golden and toasted. Remove from the oven, allow to cool then chop.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar together until soft and pale. Add the egg, vanilla, flour and bicarbonate of soda and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the oats, chopped white chocolate and pecan nuts, fold until combined.
  4. Take walnut size amounts of the sticky dough and place on the lined baking sheets, spacing them well apart. Bake in a preheated oven, 180’c fan, for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool….before eating…enjoy!!

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