Wednesday, June 3, 2009

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

A few weeks ago, I was over at one of my favorite blogs (Blessed Femina), and saw this recipe for one of my favorite cookies. Yesterday I finally got to try it, and it is SO good! Let me know what you think! (sorry for the lack of picture...I'll try to add one later if I get a minute!)

White Chocolate
Macadamia Nut Cookies
~taken from~
The Village Baker's Wife
by Gayle & Jim Ortiz with Louisa Beers

These cookies are similar to blondies, and the addition of macadamia nuts makes them even more rich.

1 1/2 cups butter at room temperature
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
12 oz. white chocolate cut into 1/2 inch chunks,
or 1-1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups unsalted macadamia nuts

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a tabletop mixer fitted with the flat beater, cream
the butter and both sugars until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time,
waiting before the first is incorporated before adding the second.
Mix in vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the
flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture
and mix just until incorporated.
Transfer the batter to a large bowl and, with a
rubber spatula, fold in the white chocolate
and macadamia nuts by hand.

Scoop out 2 T. size balls of dough and drop them at least 2 inches apart
on a baking sheet. Bake on the center wrack in
the oven for 12-13 minutes,
or just until the cookies are slightly golden.
Don't over bake these cookies they should be soft and chewy!


  1. This was perfect for my drive to the Knights meeting last night. Another dozen would have helped the meeting be a bit more exciting.

  2. I think I'm going to need to make these! I absolutely LOVE this kind of cookie :)

  3. Ummmm..I think I supposed to be losing weight, not gaining! Oh, well, these look so good we might have to try a batch for our moving-in treat (now where did I pack the cookie sheet??)


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