These white chocolate, strawberry and vanilla cookies balance sweet and fruity and taste of Summer in every mouthful. The brown butter in this recipe stops them being overly sweet and adds a nutty dimension to the flavour profile. The cookies are best eaten on the same day – I challenge you not to eat one fresh from the oven, its scent will call to you… To make them, you will need:
75g unsalted butter
140g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
135g soft brown sugar
2 tbsp milk
75g white chocolate, chopped
45g strawberry, chopped finely and pressed between kitchen roll to remove excess juice.
First, brown the butter by heating it in a pan over a medium heat until it starts to foam, and flecks of brown float to the surface. Set aside to cool a little, then stir in the milk and vanilla extract.
Stir in the dried ingredients until a dough forms, followed by the white chocolate and strawberry pieces; knead lightly until evenly distributed. Put the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 160C Fan. Line two baking trays. Roll teaspoons of the mixture into balls and place spaced well apart on the trays. Sprinkle with a little sea salt if you like. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes and allow to cool and firm up on the trays.
Recipe by me.