WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
85 g butter
50 ml soft brown sugar (firmly packed)
75 ml sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1 small egg (about 35 g)
160 ml flour
1 tsp baking powder
60 ml + 1 tsp cocoa powder
85 g white chocolate
Using a sharp, heavy knife, cut the white chocolate in small cubes. The chocolate will cut neatly without breaking, if you allow it to stand at room temperature before cutting.
Cover the chocolate pieces and place in refrigerator or freezer to harden.
Beat the softened butter with the sugars and vanilla sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and beat in thoroughly. Combine the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and add to the batter through a sieve. Add the white chocolate pieces and stir gently to mix.
Take a small piece of the dough (weighing about 20 grams) and roll it into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place the balls on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, leaving some space between them, as they spread a bit during baking.
Flatten the balls slightly.
Bake the cookies at 200 °C for about 7 - 10 minutes, or until they are just about starting to brown around the edges. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool until they are firm.
Makes about 20 - 22 cookies.
Recipe source: adapted from "Valkosuklaacookiet", Helsingin Sanomat/Ruoka & Juoma, 2006.