~ Happiness is a jar full of home-made cookies ~

Happiness is a jar full of cookies...

I just love Peabody´s recent post titled “Life is like a bowl of cupcakes”? Sweet, isn´t it?

I read my fried MP´s latest blog entry and it brought a smile my face. Her whimsical, deeply romantic and beautifully written entry (in Vietnamese) reminds me of the sweetest things in life. It may sound cheesy but sometimes I forget to look around and get inspired by things around me.

At home I got some goodies to cheer me up with a cup of strong black Vietnamese coffee. I love to have some home-baked goodies around. My absolute favourite at the moment is white chocolate-pistachio combo. And do you know the `secret´ to the cookies? Condensed milk that is. It gives the cookies such a rich and creamy taste. Sure the cookies are not crunchy, but that is how I love it. If I want crunchy cookies, I will bake Anzac biscuits instead.

It feels like winter in Sydney at the moment (the wind, oh the wind. So strong and cold). But with these, I feel the comfort of being home. Tonight will be a night in for me after a few weeks of travelling, airport delay, and excessive eating out. There are a few episodes of silly but entertaining Korean drama to be watched. Life is good, really.

Home-made cookies

White chocolate and pistachio cookies

200 unsalted butter
1/4 cup castor sugar
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup condensed milk
2 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup white chocolate, chopped
1 cup pistachio (the unsalted ones), chopped

Turn the oven to 190C.

Cream sugar and butter until pale and light. Add in the condensed milk and beat until creamy.

Sift flour into the butter and sugar mixture. Add in the chocolate, salt and chopped pistachio. Stir to combine.

Drop a tablespoon of the batter onto a lined baking sheet. Flatten the ball a little with your hand.

Bake for about 15´ until the cookies are golden. Take out and leave to cool on a rack.

22 Responses to ~ Happiness is a jar full of home-made cookies ~

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    You are right :-D! Those cookies look delightful!

  2. The Little Teochew says:

    Hi Ahn, happiness is also looking at your beautiful photos! Those cookies look irresistible.

  3. Johanna says:

    lovely to be reminded of all the wonderful simple but joyful details of our life – those cookies sound yummy – glad you are getting a rest tonight

  4. shaz says:

    hope you have a restful weekend anh with those sweet, sweet biccies :)

  5. Faith says:

    I love the title of this post! You're right, it's so important to stop and appreciate the small joys in life. :) Your cookies look delicious, the white chocolate/pistachio combo sounds perfect!

  6. Natashya KitchenPuppies says:

    I've never tried cookies with condensed milk, they sound really tasty.

  7. Callipygia says:

    what a good idea to put condensed milk in it & how can you go wrong with w. choc/pistachios! Yup -happiness is many things.

  8. Arabic Bites says:

    Those cookies look amazing. I can´t wait to try them out!

  9. Elle says:

    Never made cookies like these with the condensed milk…sound yummy! Hope life is as sweet for you as the cookies. Love the cookie jar, too…so pretty!

  10. bittersweetblog says:

    I agree, a bunch of cookies made with heart are tough to beat! Especially if they're still warm… Mmm…

  11. veron says:

    this certainly brings a smile to my face, these cookies sound delightful!

  12. Donna-FFW says:

    White chocolate and pistachios in a cookie sounds delicious to me. LOVE it!

  13. Betty says:

    Oh, so cute! I love the cookie jar! Happiness is definitely a jar full of cookies :D

  14. Dhanggit says:

    if i have the same jar filled with white chocolate cookies it will be empty in few minutes hhehee :-)

  15. NQN says:

    Hehe I couldn't agree more with the title! I'm having some cookie cravings right now late at night after seeing these… :P

  16. eatme_delicious says:

    I agree that happiness is a jar full of homemade cookies! These cookies sound really good. I never bake with pistachios but I really should.

  17. tigerfish says:

    I agree…but who is going to make that for me? ;p

  18. Gattina says:

    my happiness comes from seeing the load of goodies you baked! oh boy, your life is good :D

  19. Manggy says:

    It's nice to eat in after excessive eating out :) And luckily I'm not a fan of crunchy biscuits!

  20. elenis says:

    Those cookies look delicious and the boxes are adorable. Thanks for the cookie recipe.

  21. eliza says:

    Amazing post…

  22. Dewi says:

    Beautiful heart cookies Anh, perfect for the occasion ;)

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