May 16, 2012

Adam Bakes: Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I am here to praise two things- brown butter macadamia nut cookies and that little boy's mixing skill. Great, bothI believed this is the best cookies I've baked so far. I might have said something similar before, but naah..this is it. This is the best cookies ever!
Have you guys ever browned butter? It's the best scent you'll smell. It adds nuttiness flavor in the cookies. I'll definitely bake this again for Eid. :P 
Below is Adam's cookies tray. He scooped them himself. The little guy was supposed to take his afternoon nap. But he insisted to watch some BumbleBee (the robot) videos than hitting the sack. He was watching it for almost an hour and showing no signs of giving up his iPad. Well, that's the bad side of iPad-he never wanted to stop tapping away. Once he grabs it, he doesn't want to let go of it. Sometimes, it's easier to persuade him to stop tapping and hand us the iPad. But during his bad hair days, we (me, actually) had to force him to pass it, and he eventually cries a river after that. I always feel bad for doing that. But that's the only way to terminate the iPad session. 
Yesterday was different. Instead of taking the iPad away, the brilliant side of me asked him to help me bake some cookies in the kitchen. And just like that, he jumped out of his bed, left the iPad and went straight to the kitchen. Hurray to no drama!  As for the iPad, I'm still saying YES to it. There are many good quality apps for children, we just have to choose them wisely. 

He helped me pour all the ingredients inside the bowl, except the browned butter. Then, he insisted on mixing the wet batter with the dry ingredients himself. Okay fine, mix it. He did, and he done it quite well.#confetti

So here the best part of this entry: the recipe. Beware! You'll never stop munching on it :P

Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
(From Joy the Baker, adapted from Betty Crocker)
Yield: 2 dozen small cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 
1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup white chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium saucepan melt the butter, swirling and stirring the butter until nicely browned bits appear in the bottom of the pan. This may take about 5-7 minutes. Once the butter is browned, remove pan from heat and set aside to cool a bit while you measure out the dry ingredients and set them aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer add the brown sugar and slightly cooled butter. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Add egg and beat for one minute more. Add milk and vanilla extract and beat to incorporate.

Turn the mixer off, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the dry ingredients all at once. With either the stand mixer on low, or by hand with a spatula, incorporate the dry ingredients until just mixed in. Fold in the chopped nuts and white chocolate chips.

Scoop two teaspoon sized balls onto a lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are deliciously golden. Remove from oven and let rest of the baking sheet for 3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.


  1. gosh, it looks yummy.. I pun ade baked cookies last saturday.. :) p/s can I borrow Adam so that he can help me to spoon the batter? LOL :)

  2. Hi AN, 

    Wah..boleh attach picture! Amazed kejap dgn disqus he he Thanks for sharing your cookies pic.. Choc chips cookies-EPIC! Anyway, do you have any blog that I can jumped over?

    Regarding your request, he says OK ;)  

  3. antara byk2 kekacang, macademia la yg tun paling suka makan.. kalau jumpa cadbury with macademia tu mmg gatal je tangan nk capai. dh lama tun x mengukis, risau jugak kalau dh stat mengukis ni, xleh berenti pulak mengunyah. hihi

  4. hahaha.. tadi kak nor memuding, ni tun plak mengukis haha new vocab for foodies hehe

    kacang nimg berhantu Tun. sedap sgt2.. abis diet gue hehe

  5. Owh.. Adam yang rajin. Maybe lain kali RC boleh guna tactic tu lagik. Nak suh berenti jer kena bake something :) As for me, tak da lagi yg mampu selain biarkan jer laiqah nangis bila ipad kena amik :

    anyway, the cookies nampak sedap...raya standby ehh, MM g ketuk pintu rumah sbb RC kata nak buat lagi time rayakan? hehe

  6. Alamak RC.. macam shiok ajer resep nya.. harus lah ku cuba nanti untuk satu hari di hari raya hehehe

    Ipad.. susah nak cakap but if i tell her to put it away.. she knows i mean business.. i main kira.. ONE... TWO... dah tu dia pulak boleh mumble THREE!!! grrrrrr

  7. RC,
    Such a cutey! A baker in the making, perhaps? ;)

    Lovely pics girl! They surely look yummeh!
    Bahan2 pon tak complicated kan? Isk isk, dugaan dugaan!

  8. RC...

    Sure looks yummy those cookies.  Tgh sejuk dkt sini...asik lapar aja.  Might bake these cookies for us to munch on.

    Wahh good boy Adam...dah boleh diharap.  Jannah is always excited part baking but I mmg sgt malas nak kemas her mess....hehehez ;)

  9. MM,

    almost hari2 bake tapi x tahan tang messy kat sink tu je.. kalau budak kecik tu bake, kena pakai byk mangkuk2 plastik, senang dia nak pour the ingredients.. pastu i basuh sorang2 hehe

    jemputlah datang umah eh :D

  10. 2 thumbs up! 1 hari setgh dah abis 2 balang hehe confirm raya ni i buat byk2.. rasa kalau buat jadik blondies pun sedap jugak.. akan ku try hehe tunguuuuu :p

    kids and iPad sigh.. i tgh qurantine adam dari tgk youtube videos.. asik tgk Cars and transformer isk isk

  11. Aida,

    silalah try baru you tahu rasa sedap, makan berbalang2 he he i makan byk ampunn .. bahan x byk though..

  12. Anie,

    I pun sama.. malas nak cuci mangkuk2 dia..T_T tapi seronok tgk dia take part, sbb dia excited sgt2 nak buat seme benda..

    again, buatlah cookies ni.. cicah ng kopi panas, hilang sejuk u haha sejuk2 mmg lapar kan.

  13. Assalam RC, terujanya akak tengok si bujang kecil Adam wat kukis..kemaiiinnn...menurun ilmu betuiii ni...hehee.. Apapun kukis tu mmg nampa sedap la RC, nak nak ada kekacang eg. macadamia segala...aisseeyyy...tiba2 mcm nak raya pulak rasanya...hehe

  14. hehe.. Thank you.. ada blog address? boleh I singgah :)

  15. Tu lah kak Ummi.. ikut kak rima lah ni, test2 cookies tuk raya hehe 

    si kecik tu, org sibuk kat dapur, dia pun sama sibuk.. ikutkan aje he he 

  16. I have made browned butter brownies before and love the nutty flavour. Your son seems to have inherited your baking skills and you do right in encouraging him. I'm sure he'll thank you for this one day. :)  

  17. Assalam RC,
    waduh pandai sungguh anak bujang sorang ni buat cookies ya..heheh
    nampak sedap sangat ..macam nak curi aje satu botol tu..kalau bebudak kat rumah ni kasi buat mcam ni memanglah dia orang suka, tapi lepas tu habis ler berkecah dapur ku..

  18. He he We're just having fun with the flour. But I do hope he can cook (and bake-bonus!) for his family one day. (Let's take one step at the time now, RC he he :P) 

  19. Oh, my mistake..That's me...replying with my other half account..opsss.. :p

  20. ke..hahahahha..asal you tak login ngan ur blog URL.. I tak kenal ID ni he he