About this recipe:A luxurious cookie studded with dried cherries soaked in cherry liqueur, white chocolate, plain chocolate and macadamia nuts. You can use rum or brandy to soak the cherries, instead. My family begs for these cookies every year!
150g dried cherries
75ml cherry liqueur
110g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
110g dark brown soft sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
200g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
125g chopped white chocolate
85g chopped plain chocolate
65g chopped macadamia nuts
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:12min › Ready in:42min
Immerse dried cherries in some boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and set in a small bowl with the cherry liqueur to soak; the longer, the better.
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line baking trays with parchment.
In a medium bowl, cream the butter with the dark brown soft sugar and caster sugar. Stir in the egg, vanilla and almond extract. Sift together the flour and bicarb of soda; stir into the creamed mixture. Gently fold in the cherries, with the liqueur, white chocolate, plain chocolate and macadamia nuts. Cookie dough should be soft and creamy.
Drop cookie dough by tablespoons onto the prepared trays. Leave 5 to 7cm of space between cookies. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be lightly browned. Remove from baking tray to cool on wire racks.