- 150g butter, softened
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- 60g sour cream
- ½ cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
- ½ cup white chocolate, chopped
- ½ cup fresh or freeze-dried raspberries
- 1½ cups self-raising flour
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Cream the butter and sugar with an electric beater for 5-8 minutes until pale and fluffy. Add sour cream and beat in well. Fold in macadamia nuts, chocolate and raspberries, then the flour. Mix gently until blended.
- Roll even-sized spoonfuls and place on the trays, allowing room for spreading. If the dough is quite hard to roll, chill it for 15 minutes first. If you are fussy like me and like your cookies all the same size, weigh them first (mine were about 34g).
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden.
Tip: These biscuits are great in the lunchbox, but the kids (big and little) love them as frozen ice-cream sandwiches – simply sandwich two biscuits with a slice of ice-cream and freeze for at least an hour. Yum!
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