Anantara Spa Cookie

Makes 15 cookies Prep Time 20 minutes   Cook Time 20 minutes   Rated:

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Imagine my surprise on the recent foodie trip to Thailand to find Kaffir Lime Cookies at the Anantara Resort spa. You know how it is, you come out from the daze after a wonderful massage or whatever and they serve you hot ginger tea and a little snack. I usually avoid the snack, but these cookies looked amazing and before I knew it, we booked in again, just for the cookie! (Kidding...the spa was awesome as well!) No-one took a picture, not even me...but we were all talking about them. So they went on our list as a must recreate! And here they are. Much like a Florentine, but with fragrant lime leaves, as the predominant flavour. You will love these. I am convinced. Maybe go have a massage before eating them...and suddenly, you will be in Thailand as well!

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Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 cookie trays with baking paper.


Place almonds in the Thermomix bowl. Chop 2 sec/speed 5.


Add remaining ingredients and combine 10 sec/Reverse/speed 3.


Tip out into a bowl. Place golf ball sized mounds of mixture on to baking trays.


Bake for 10 minutes, flatten, then bake a further 10 minutes. Don't try and cook these all at once as they will not spread evenly. Do one try at a time.


Cool, wrap and gift!

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