Friday, November 4, 2011

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie Bars.......Week 6 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

It has been such a busy crazy time for me.  I'm sure many of you can relate.   But I still had time to bake something this week.  It needed to be quick and it needed to be easy.  But it still had to be a yummy dessert.  You will find it in these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.  The addition of Macadamia nuts elevates it to something extra special and extra delicious.  

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie Bars
Recipe by Ghirardelli

Yield: 16 bars


12 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and eggs.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed until combined.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.  Gradually add to egg mixture while mixing on low speed.    Fold in chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.  Spread batter evenly into a 13" x 9" pan. (I suggest spraying lightly with cooking spray)

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.  Cut into squares.

It's Week 6 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies.  Halfway there.  For more ideas, see what other bloggers are baking up with the blog hop below.


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  When you want to bake homemade cookies but pressed for time, try making cookie bars.  One pan and less work with all the delicious flavor of freshly baked cookies.



Barbara Bakes said...

They look so rich and decadent. How great that they're easy too.

coconut said...

those look so great, and you get a more chewy bite I bet:)

Andrea said...

these look very good. I'm not a big fan of macadamia nuts but I think I will try these with pecans.

Helene said...

I'm sold on this recipe, that looks so decadent.

Jennifurla said...

These looks wonderful, nie blog.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

Yum, these look fabulous. I love making cookie bars!

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