White Chocolate Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies: crunchy, soft and chewy, sweet and nutty, spiced with molasses, cinnamon and cardamom. Perfect by itself, classic delight with a glass of milk.
The blogging adventure is exciting and stimulating. A year ago I would have never thought that it would be part of my world, I was just a blogger reader and a passionate, active baker that would show her creations to her Facebook friends. I already loved the "blog family", though, I followed constantly -but silently- a few bloggers and was always intrigued by their creations and admired their compelling writing. I would often think "How did they come up with that idea" or "Wow, I wish I wrote that".
Finding the inspiration for a recipe is not the hardest part, many of the recipes are usually tweaks on already developed recipes, it's very rare to have a completely creative experience. The writing part, on the other hand, is the major challenge. Finding what to write, and a way to write it so that to entertain, amuse, inspire, involve the readers.
Now that I'm a blogger too, together with my amazing husband who is a great cook and story teller, what I find extremely pleasurable is the "social" part of blogging. Interact, share, exchange, collaborate with other fellows that like you have a dedication to everything that is food related, is beautiful and thrilling. The moment you push the "Publish" button is electrifying. It's like opening a door and stepping out there in the cyber world, with your thoughts and feelings and leaving that door open for an exchange of thoughts, emotions and experiences.
So I felt honored, pleased and happy to bake these White Chocolate Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies as a guest post for my friend Ginni's blog "The Spicy Eggplant". She posted them on her website some time ago, but now I wanted to share the post on our website. It is too good a recipe to leave it behind.
I love to bake to pamper my family and some friends, and at our house, thanks also to my husband, we always have fresh baked goods: cookies, loaves, muffins, scones, pancakes, waffles and much more.
I was thinking of what to bake for my host, and cookies came to my mind. I had recently made a batch of Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies that did not last long and were my stepson favorites, so I thought to add macadamia nuts and switch milk chocolate for white chocolate chips that compliment the nuts extremely. Like Ginni, we like to add spices (not necessarily spicy) to our ingredients in order to enhance and build up the flavors, so I added up cinnamon and cardamom. No wonder we both have the word "spice" in our blog names. Our blog relationship was just meant to be 😉 .
In these White Chocolate Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies, the addition of molasses, cinnamon and cardamom leaves your tastebuds charmed and pleasantly amazed. The white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts provide the crunch and nutty sweetness; the rolled oats that delightful chewiness that everybody loves.
The overall cookie was a luxurious treat: crunchy, soft and chewy, sweet and nutty. Perfect by itself, classic delight with a glass of milk (even my husband enjoyed them that way 😉 ).
Everybody has their own favorite texture for cookies, some like it crunchy, great for dipping, and some like it chewy and soft, great on their own. These particular cookies can satisfy both: straight out of the oven for the soft and chewy lovers, a day later a bit crunchy for those that love to dip.
Hope you enjoy these cookies and make them for your dear ones. In our place we have a tin box stored underneath the island. When my stepson and my husband find the box on the island, they know that there are fresh cookies waiting for them and a bright smile rises to their face.
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