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! Salted Nutty Cookies
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!
Salted Nutty Cookies
- 110 g unsalted butter
- 170 g brown sugar
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
- 1 large egg
- 190 g rolled oats
- 150 g cashews, roasted and salted
- 150 g macadamias, roasted and salted
- Dried plums or apricots, sliced
- Coarse sea salt grains
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 seconds on speed 4.
Add baking powder, vanilla and egg and beat a further 30 seconds on speed 5. Add oats and nuts and mix with the aid of spatula for 15-20 seconds on speed 6 until starting to form a dough.
Add plums and stir through for 5 seconds on 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.