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My most used cook book is one my very dear friend Janice and I put together as a school fund raiser when our children were in their first year of primary school (they are now in their final year of high school).
It has everyone's classics they submitted including a chocolate chip biscuit recipe I often vary. This macadamia nut and extra virgin olive oil recipe is one of the many variations.
I use half butter and half extra virgin olive oil to increase the monounsaturated fat level and the flavour is also good. The macadamia nuts give crunch and a richness together with their dietary fibre, protein, monounsaturated fats and minerals such as selenium. Try the recipe and let me know your own special modifications!
60g extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 3/4 cups self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
125 g chopped macadamia nuts
Cream together butter, extra virgin olive oil, and vanilla. Add lightly beaten egg, beat well. Mix in sifted flour, salt and macadamia nuts. Mix well. Shape into teaspoon sized balls, place on lightly greased tray and bake in a moderate oven for 10-15minutes.
Eat and enjoy!
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