Clover asked me to come up with a recipe using their spread which has no artificial ingredients and half the saturated fat of butter. Made with buttermilk, Clover has a buttery taste making it the perfect ingredient to add flavour when making easy meals for your family.
Clover is very versatile, it is great for baking because unlike butter you will not have to wait for it to soften, it can be used straight from the fridge and it tastes just as great. It is also perfect for melting over potatoes, or other vegetables, to give them an extra special buttery taste.
If you head over to the Clover Facebook page you’ll find the Clover troop guarding the product so nothing artificial gets in, and users who post a picture on the Facebook page can win a personalised Clover fridge magnet with their faces on, and branded oven gloves. By the end of the campaign, 10,000 £1 discount vouchers redeemable against Clover will be given away.
I am not usually a huge biscuit/cookie fan but for some reason I can’t walk past a white chocolate chip cookie without it calling… “eat me”. I don’t know what it is about them but they taste so good. Warning, the downside of making this recipe is that you’ll end up with about sixteen large cookies instead of buying a packet of four, and then you will just have to eat them all, unless you are an extremely kind-hearted, strong-willed soul. Of which I am obviously not!
And, trying to give my eight year old all the cooking skills he’ll need in life (everyone needs a cookie recipe under their belt, right?) he has been back in kitchen making these oh so delicious white chocolate chip pistachio cookies, because pistachios are his absolute favourite snack. Did you see his last foray into the kitchen where he made mozzarella stuffed burgers?
This is such an easy recipe for children to make and if you can’t tempt them in the kitchen to make cookies then I don’t know what will work. This is a very basic recipe that is easy to adapt, if you don’t like white chocolate or pistachios use your favourite chocolate, nuts or dried fruit. They’ll still taste amazing! These are the soft chewy cookies that will melt in your mouth, if you prefer your cookies with a bit more crunch, bake for an extra two minutes.
White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies recipe…
- 125g Clover
- 225g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 225g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Pinch of salt
- 100g white chocolate chips
- 100g shelled pistachios
- Preheat the oven to 180º / gas mark 4
- Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy
- Beat in the egg and vanilla extract
- Sift Fold in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt
- Gently mix in the chocolate chips and pistachios
- The dough can be quite sticky so use floured hands to roll the dough into a sausage
- Cut the dough into 2 cm slices and place cut side down onto a parchment lined baking tray leaving a large space between each one, as they can spread quite a bit.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before carefully moving onto a wire rack
If you prefer your cookies with a bit more crunch as opposed to soft and chewy, then bake them for an extra two minutes.
A post in collaboration with Clover