Karen Walker and Jordan Rondel are known for being longtime fans of each other’s work. Now for the first time the pair have teamed up to create a limited edition cookie mix for Mother’s Day. The recipe creation was a joint effort, and the result is a mix for decadent Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Cookies!
This luxe, beautifully packaged cookie mix will be available to purchase exclusively at Karen Walker and The Caker (both in stores and online) from today (April 19), in time for gifting this Mother’s Day.
Alongside the cookie mix will be a charity auction, to be held on Trade Me, offering the chance for the top bidder to get into The Caker’s own kitchen along with their mum and three friends. (See the Auction here). 100% of funds raised from this sweet deed will be donated to Plunket.
“Like everything that Karen does, the collaboration has been very hands-on,” Jordan says. “We worked together to develop this recipe that we felt was perfect for Mother’s Day. It had to be a cookie because, to me, they’re such a natural, sincere way of sharing your love. The great comfort when your house fills up with the heady aroma of them baking and watching them transform in the oven. Being unable to wait until they’re cool so sharing them around while they’re still warm. When Karen and I began sharing those memories, that was the springboard for our inspiration.”
“Cookies are often the first thing a mum teaches her child to bake, aren’t they?” Karen adds. “This project is about seeing that tradition being reciprocated. We wanted this mix to be something you could gift to and then bake with your mum. It’s not just a Mother’s Day present; it’s a graceful, intimate way to a shared experience. It’s saying to your mother – look at the life skills that you’ve given me. We think of it as a karmic cookie payback.”
As with our entire range of Baking Mixes, only the best ingredients have been used. The mix is dairy free and gluten free and contains Dutch Process cocoa and Belgian 70% dark chocolate. The sweetness is complemented by bursts of sea salt. The only additional ingredients required are peanut butter and a single egg and the end result is a cookie that is intended to be slightly underbaked; soft and moreishly chewy in the centre and deliciously crunchy on the outside.
Retail price is $22.50 with complimentary shipping nationwide from both online stores.
Special thanks to Fix & Fogg who provided us with the most delicious peanut butter to make these cookies with.
Thanks to Babiche Martens and Content & Co for the photography.