My Dad loves Brazil nuts, well I assume he still loves Brazil nuts as I've been buying them for him almost every Father's day, birthday and Christmas for the past twenty years or so. Before that I used to by M&S Grand Marnier chocolate bars but they stopped making them so I moved on to Brazil nut toffee from Thorntons, but nowadays my Dad prefers something a little gentler on his teeth so Thorntons chocolate Brazils it is.
This Father's Day the nuts were accompanied by a subscription to National Geographic Traveller, a bottle of local cider and some home-made Brazil nut cookies, which I packaged in a kids tin bucket.
Brazil Nut Cookies
115g Butter, softened
230g Caster sugar
35g Golden syrup
230g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
50g Brazil nuts, roughly chopped
- Beat the butter and sugar together
- Mix in the golden syrup & egg
- Stir the flour, bicarbonate of soda, and chopped Brazil nuts together and add to the butter/sugar mixture
- Roll mixture into small balls (approx 4cm in diameter) and place on a greased baking sheet, spaced well apart
- Bake in a preheated 170 C oven for approx 12minutes*, until golden brown
- Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack
*if you prefer the cookies to be chewy then cook them for 2-3 minutes less