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Ugly Cookies / Honey Snap Cookies

September 11, 2005

These appeared in delicious mag march 05 as "chocolate & macadamia biscuits". The picture was so ugly, I theorized, that they must be seriously good.

And, they are. Here is the recipe with some slight adaptions.

Preheat oven to 140 degrees. Fan forced or not doesn't seem to matter.

Melt 100g unsalted butter, 160g caster sugar, 60g honey over a low heat till everything is melted and its nicely combined.

Meanwhile, measure out 1/2 cup plain flour and 2 large egg whites. Add the heated mixture to the flour, stir till combined, then add egg whites.

On a baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with baking paper, pour out one third of the mixture and by using a spatula or spoon or pasty scraper (or whatever you can get to work!) spread the mixture really thin, all the way out to each edge.

Now sprinkle on your toppings. I tried almonds on one, white chocolate and macadamia on another, and toblerone broken up on the third. The mix itself is very sweet, so my favourite result was the almonds. Next time If I use a sweet topping I will try replacing 40g of the sugar with flour (I'll let you know how that turns out). Anyway, innovate. Whatever tastes good. These are delicious plain, too, so whatever you like.

Bake for about 35 minutes or until a rich golden brown. If you cook two trays at once, swap them halfway during cooking.

Remove from oven, let cool on tray for 10 minutes, then use your hands to break them into large pieces. Then, enjoy! Store in airtight container.

If you don't want to bake it all at once, leftover mix can go in the frige and be reheated in the microwave, and will keep for a few days.

These are great with coffee or desert wine or on their own. I will definitely make them again.

Posted by lee_taylor at September 11, 2005 03:26 PM