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Chocolate And Cashews Cookies



125g butter, at room temperature (I use salted)

75g light brown muscovado sugar

75g caster sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg, at room temperature, lightly beaten

150g plain flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

100g dark chocolate chunks

50g cashew nuts, chop them up a bit.

salt to grind



Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tin with baking parchment.

Cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Add the egg to the mixture and beat in.

Next add the flour and baking powder, mixing everything together with a wooden spoon.
Chuck the chocolate and nuts in and give it a good mix up.

Divide the mixture into 12 equal parts and roll each part into a ball. These should be about the same size as a golf ball. Put these onto the baking tray making sure there is plenty of room for them to spread out as they cook.

Grind a little salt onto the top of each ball and place it in the hot oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden around and slightly darker around the edges.

Carefully remove the baking tray from the oven and leave the cookies to cool on a wire rack.

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