Tuesday, January 18, 2011

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies


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This week has been incredibly busy for me; full of errands and appointments. It’s been pretty stressful, therefore I decided I needed a special treat; I went with my favorite cookies.

A few years ago, I worked with a girl named Zara. She was from Sri Lanka and was (and is) the most genuinely nicest person I have ever met to date. I never saw her upset, nor even irritated. She would often bring some kind of baked treat to our meetings; cupcakes, cookies, etc. One day she brought these cookies. I think they were gone within 10 minutes. Everyone loved them and no one could stop eating them. I begged her for the recipe and, lucky for me, she gave me a copy. Thank you, Zara, for the best cookie I’ve ever eaten.

Be careful if you make these, you won’t be able to stop eating them.



Zara’s White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
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Yeild: 3 dozen cookies

1 c flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ c (1 stick) butter, softened
½ c packed dark brown sugar
¼ c granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
¾ c chopped unsalted macadamia nuts (rinsed and dried if salted)
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or ~1 c chips)
6 oz white chocolate, chopped (or ~1 c chips)

Preheat oven to 375 F

Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside. In large bowl cream butter and both sugars. Add egg and vanilla, beat well. Slowly beat in flour mixture in 2 additions. Stir in nuts and chocolate with wooden spoon. Shape into balls on ungreased baking sheet 2 in apart. Bake 8-10 min, til edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 min on baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


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9 comments:

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are my favorite type of cookie too! When I worked as an RA in the dorms I would alwAys request them for my resident floor meetings so I could eat them all! Lol. I'm going to have to try this because I've never made them myself.

claire said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YUM! I have tried Annie's Eats recipe of this, but cant wait to try this! they look so soft and amazing!

surlykitchen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i've tried other versions, but this is my favorite because there is no skimping on the chocolate and nuts. As these were cooling i ate 4 cookies! they are sooo good neither of us could stop eating them!

Medifast Coupons said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

There is something so warm and comforting about cookies. The white chocolate macadamia nut version however is like greeting an old friend, always welcome. Well done!

Camille said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies taste as good as Vegan Double Chocolate Almond Explosion Cookies. I think you should all try it, the recipe is on http://www.fourgreensteps.com/community/recipes/desserts-a-goodies-/vegan-double-chocolate-almond-explosion-cookies

surlykitchen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Camille, those almond chocolate cookies sound and look yummy. i'm adding them to my "to make" list. thanks!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oooo I love white chocolate macadamia cookies. Very nice. HOpefully those brought you the relaxation and comfort you needed :) ~M

Cait said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Found this recipe on Foodgawker and made them with my sister... delicious!

Linked you here: http://soliloquyspot.blogspot.com/2011/06/birthday-cookies.html

Thanks for sharing!

Aaron said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Loved this recipe, and will add it to my "Best macadamia Nut Recipes" blog over at Squidoo! I Used fresh Hawaii macadamia nuts for this recipe. I get mine from www.maunakeagold.com. In my opinion, Hawaii produces the best Mac Nuts!

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