Afternoon Tea

The day is ticking away, not long until it’s time to collect the the kids from School and there is nothing exciting for afternoon tea to fill those hungry bellies.

Chocolate cookies come to mind, fast to make and always a thumbs up from the kids (and Dad, Nanna and Poppy also).

I love white chocolate and Macadamia nut cookies based on a Donna Hay recipe from the cookbook simply chocolate ( So I set about making them, all is going well until I go to the pantry for the macadamia nuts “OOPS” I forgot to replace the last packet (note to self must add to shopping list). I rummage around in the pantry and pull out a pack of hazelnuts they’ll do it. So presto i have dark chocolate and hazelnut cookies.

Next dilemma oldest child has braces, NO NUTS FOR HIM!!!!!!. So i whip up another batch with white and milk chocolate double chocolate cookies for him.

I pull them out of the oven five minutes before I have to leave and collect the the kids from School. We all get home and I serve them up. There are smiles and cookie crumbs all-round.



125g softened butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
220g caster sugar
1 egg
150g plain flour sifted
150g self raising flour sifted
1 cup chopped hazelnuts
200g dark chocolate chopped

If making double chocolate chunk replace cup of nuts with 200g chopped white or milk chocolate.

Heat oven to 180 degC
beat butter sugar and vanilla until light and creamy
Add egg and beat well
Add sifted flours , chopped nuts and chocolate, stir until combined
Roll heaped tablespoon of mixture into balls , place balls on baking tray lined with non stick baking paper and flatten slightly.
Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned
Cool on trays.

So tell what your kids and partners like for afternoon tea?


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