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 www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author