I can't help it...I love salt and sugar together and this recipe is born of that need. I love looking at little grains of salt on top of something I know will be sweet...pretty and delicious. The dried plums I used in this recipe can be replaced with craisins, raisins, apricots or any other dried fruit of choice...however, the obsessive compulsive in me requires me to tell you that the original is the best and go with the dried plums if at all possible!
Great for school lunch boxes, as a morning treat with coffee, instead of breakfast, (did I say that?) or right after they are removed from the oven, before you bake the next batch! Enjoy!
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Salted Nutty Cookies
- 110 Gram unsalted butter
- 170 Gram brown sugar
- Pinch Pink Salt Flakes plus some more for topping BUY
- 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla - Extract BUY
- 1 large egg
- 190 Gram rolled oats
- 150 Gram cashews, roasted and salted
- 150 Gram macadamias, roasted and salted
- Dried plums or apricots, sliced
Pre heat oven to fan forced 180ºC. Line 2 baking trays with paper and set aside.
Place butter, sugar and salt into Thermomix bowl and mix for 30 sec/speed 4.
Add baking powder, vanilla and egg and beat a further 30 sec/speed 5. Add oats and nuts and mix with the aid of spatula 15-20 sec/speed 6 until starting to form a dough.
Add plums and stir through 5 sec/speed 6.
Using tablespoon, form mixture into cookies on prepared trays (about 36) and sprinkle each one with a few grains of salt. (The salt should be visible.)
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Cool before serving.