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35Total Time
20Prep Time
15Bake Time

White Chocolate & Cardamom Cookies

Celebrity recipe
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

This is a Mauritian inspired recipe from the MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo. These cookies are deliciously sweet due to the white chocolate paired with the unrefined sugars.

35Total Time
20Prep Time
15Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Step 2:

    Using an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

  3. Step 3:

    Pre whisk the egg and then add to the mixture slowly making sure it is completely incorporated.

  4. Step 4:

    Remove the husks from the cardamom pods and use the black seeds inside. Ground the seeds in a pestle and mortar to release the aromas before adding to the rest of the mixture.

  5. Step 5:

    Add the sifted flour, salt and baking powder and mix until well combined. Fold in the cardamom pods and white chocolate until evenly mixed.

  6. Step 6:

    Using a dessert spoon, spoon balls of the mixture onto the baking sheet, leaving some room between them to allow the cookies to spread during baking.

  7. Step 7:

    Place in the oven and cook for 12 - 15 minutes, they may seem quite soft when they first come out but this is fine, as they will harden as they cool down.


  • For the Cookies

    • 125g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 100g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 70g Billington's Unrefined Dark Muscovado Sugar
    • 1 Medium egg
    • 8 Cardamom pods (seeds of)
    • 250g Allinson's plain white flour
    • 1pinch Salt
    • 0.5 tsp Baking powder
    • 80g White chocolate (chopped into small pieces)


  • Baking tray

Nutritional Information

per 48g
  • 248cal Energy
  • 11g Fat
  • 6.8g of which Saturates
  • 33g Carbohydrates
  • 18g of which Sugars
  • 3.2g Protein
  • 0.26g Salt

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