Hello everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend - how fantastic was the weather, so glad that summer is now here! I’ve been dying to share the recipe for these cookies that I made for the Neutral Dessert Table a while ago, they’re so delicious! They’d be perfect for sharing (or gift giving) with Christmas just around the corner - I love the idea of baking for gifts, it’s really so lovely, meaningful and of course delicious! x
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White Chocolate & Almond Cookies

2 1/4 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
230g butter, softened
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
250g white chocolate, roughly chopped
1 cup slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 180°C and line two cookie trays with baking paper - or lightly spray with cooking oil. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. Place butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla. Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix until well combined. Add the chocolate and almonds in last and mix on a low speed until combined.
Drop a tablespoon of batter onto the prepared cookie trays - make sure they’re at least 5cm apart to allow them to spread. Bake for around 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before removing them from the cookie tray, before transfering to a wire rack to cool.
These cookies will last up to a week in an airtight container. Also if you don’t want to make all the cookies at once, you can freeze the cookie dough into ice cube trays and then use the dough when you crave a little something sweet. x