White chocolate cookies with raspberry cheesecake inside?! Sounds crazy but it actually works. Put your hesitations aside when you bake these – they look messy before baking but the oven forgivesall and they come out speckled with gooey cheesecake filling.
Chocolate cookies with while chocolate chips. These were baked from room temperature so they were big, flat and chewy. If you prefer them thicker and crunchy, chill the dough after rolling into balls.
Crumbly, buttery biscuits drizzled with white chocolate and topped with chopped candy canes. The peppermint from the candy canes is an unusual twist but pairs well with the white chocolate. These make great Christmas presents!
Raise money for Children in Need with these almond sponge cake bars filled with white chocolate and homemade jam. It’s a bit more creative than just dropping a pound in the bucket on the way in to work, and it’s easy enough to make that I had time to buy the ingredients and bake this after work on without advance notice.
For anyone not in the UK, “Pudsey” is the mascot for the Children in Need charity which runs a national collection every year. He has one eye and is covered in multi-coloured spots (hence the sprinkles). Read more
Independence day seemed as good an excuse as any to make donuts, and I had some tricolour sprinkles left over from St George’s day in April. These have big chunks of apple and are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, then covered in white chocolate.
Particularly excellent on carrot cake, but also good for white/yellow cake – I used this on vanilla rainbow cupcakes. The frosting sets to a firm but spreadable/pipeable consistency.
- 200g (1½c) icing sugar
- 120g (4 oz) cream cheese
- 30g (1/4c) butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 120g (6oz) white chocolate
- Beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave, then cool slightly. Add to the cream cheese and beat well.
- Add the icing sugar and mix until smooth.
White chocolate chip cookies with strawberries, guaranteed to at least raise a few eyebrows for Valentine’s Day. I had to order the dried strawberries for this online as they were impossible to find in any of the local supermarkets. You could substitute cranberries if you can’t find strawberries.
I never pass up the chance to use my mini loaf pans. Any kind of traybake which is remotely seasonal (cranberries are a Christmas thing afterall) and I rush to the kitchen to make mini loaves. These cranberry mini loaves have white chocolate chips and natural yogurt topping. If you don’t share my love of mini loaves, you could also use a 9×13″ pan.
White chocolate cookies with salty pretzels dotted throughout. Finally a way to use up the pretzels from the Christmas cracker snack packs. If you can’t get regular mini pretzels, pretzel sticks work too. I found them in the Polish section at Tesco.