Friday, August 04, 2017

Cacao-nib cookies

According to the National Day Calendar, 4 August is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Ha ha! Why not, I say. On a trip to Melbourne a few years back, I became acquainted with cacao nibs. Yum. So this week I tried using cacao nibs (described variously as a 'superfood' and a 'nutritional powerhouse') instead of chocolate chips in these choc chip cookies. Delicious! And a fun new texture.

200 g butter
2 heaped tablespoons icing sugar
200 g flour
0.5 cups ground rice or cornflour
100 g cacao nibs

Cream butter and sugar, add other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll into balls and flatten slightly. Bake at 150 degrees C until a delicate brown.

Makes about two dozen. Store in an airtight container.

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