Sunday, June 7, 2009

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Hurry! Quick! Go to the store right now and buy the ingredients for these cookies. Then, get in your kitchen and make them.....right away! These cookies were unbelievably good. I couldn't keep my husband's hand out of the cookie jar...literally! I am so happy I found this recipe on the blogs For the Love of Cooking and The Crepes of Wrath. My pictures don't do them justice so check out these 2 other blogs for some wonderful photos. These were one of the best cookies I've ever made. So, what are you waiting for.....get baking!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (chopped, if needed) macadamia nuts
2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl then set aside. Beat together the melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla with a mixer until creamy.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just mixed. Stir in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips by hand. Drop by the spoonful onto a greased or lined baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges look golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet for at least 4-5 minutes (so cookies can set) before moving to a rack.

The dough is chock full of white chocolate chips and nuts.

I lined my baking sheet with parchment paper and they turned out great.

Enjoy! I know you will!

Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of macadamia nuts. I used about a cup but I kept most of them whole. I only chopped some of the nuts. This made it very chunky so for me 1 cup was plenty. Also, I used about 1 1/4 cups of white chocolate chips instead of the 2 cups listed in the recipe. I liked this proportion of nuts, white chocolate chips and cookie dough. But, use the amounts you like. You won't be disappointed either way.

Another school year has ended. Congratulations to my daughters for doing such a great job in their first year of Middle School. 6th grade went by way too fast. Let's all have a fun summer! Now, let's go girls....we have some more baking to do!!!


Pam said...

I am so glad you liked them - I thought they were FANTASTIC. Your pictures are great.

Thanks for the shout out & link back to my site.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh !!!! i should have NEVER looked at this one ! I am a "cookie monster" ! these look so delicious !

love the pic of the girls :)

enjoy your week of vacation :)


Janey said...

These look so good! I want to try these. Can't wait to see you tommarow!

Kathy said...

Awww, my oldest just finished 6th grade too!!! Now he's on to Jr. High - I don't know if I'm ready!?!?!

These cookies look delish!!! One of my favorites!!!

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