Thursday, April 16, 2009

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

This week the Ultimate Recipe Swap over at Life As Mom is having a favorite cookie theme. Lately our favorite cookie is White Chocolate Macadamia Nut. I found this recipe awhile ago on the Cooks Recipes site. These cookies are delicious. The first time I made these they disappeared in two days. Hubby keeps asking me to make them again too.

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (12-ounce) package or 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 to 2 cups macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 375*F (190*C).

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gently stir in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the white chocolate and macadamia nuts.

Drop cookies by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a non-stick cookie sheet (or lined with parchment paper) about 1-inch apart.

Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden, turning cookie sheet around after 5 minutes to ensure even browning.

Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

For more delicious cookie recipes, head over to the Ultimate Recipe Swap Cookie Edition at Life As Mom. And if you like finding new recipes, don't forget about the Virtual Great American Bake Sale.

4 responses:

Tracey said...

I love cookies with macadamia nuts - just wish I could find the nuts on sale more often!! Thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

Those look great. So many cookies... so little time.

Buffie said...

Tracey - I've gotten the macadamia nuts at BJs Wholesale Club for $7.99 for a 1 pound bag. Certianly not cheap, but better then the prices in the grocery stores around here.

sunnymama said...

These sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)