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Ginger, pistachio & white chocolate cookies

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With a gorgeous macaroon-like texture, these light and chewy biscuits are also loaded with flavour and fibre! Experiment with dried fruits instead of ginger: apricots, cranberries, etc. Almonds are another nut option.

Makes approx 24

  • 125g butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ cups large oats
  • ½ cup coconut chips/flakes
  • ¼ cup crystal ginger, chopped
  • 70g pistachios, finely chopped
  • 100g white chocolate melts, melted

1 Preheat the oven to 175oC. Line two oven trays with baking paper.

2 Cream butter and sugar together for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in an egg well, then transfer to a large bowl. Fold in combined sifted flour and baking powder, oats, coconut and ginger.

3 Shape into walnut-sized balls approx 30g, and roll gently in crushed pistachios to give a light, even coating, and flatten shape. Arrange on trays and bake for 18-20 minutes until pale golden. Cool completely, then drizzle with melted white chocolate.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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One Response to “Ginger, pistachio & white chocolate cookies”

  1. The Rural Sep 17 2013, 11:57am

    Yum those cookies look delicious! I love anything with pistachios.

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