So here you go, this recipe is actually from the cooking website www.allrecipes.com and it's my favorite recipe for these cookies. All credit goes to them, but what you'll love is the EASE of making these.... and the amazing mix of taste and texture that make this cookie a keeper!
These also ship well and freeze well. I always do double batches for this crew and I'm always happy to throw a few in the freezer. For single batch recipe go HERE.
WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA NUT COOKIES
4 sticks butter, softened (2 cups)
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons almond extract (I increased both the vanilla and almond to two teaspoons)
5 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
2 cups coarsely chopped white chocolate
Ruthy note: I used the Hershey's white milk chocolate mini chips and they worked great. I love their texture and they are great in cookie baking. One of my faves! Also, I was low on brown sugar so I improvised by adding a 1/4 cup molasses to 1 1/2 cups white sugar and mixing with a fork until you have... wait for it!!! BROWN SUGAR!!!! :)
In large mixing bowl cream together butter and sugars until smooth. ( I may or may not have added the eggs at this step and mixed like crazy, but that's because you should always... READ THE RECIPE FIRST. OOPS!!! Anyway, they came out fine... wonderfully fine, in fact!)
Add eggs, one at a time and mix after each addition. Combine flour, salt and baking soda, stir in gradually.
(I have a dough hook for mixing these heavy doughs, and that worked great.
Stir in nuts and white chocolate.
mmm... Macadamia nuts..... WHERE'S THE "LOVE" BUTTON????
And now for the white chocolate chips.... :)
Bake at 350° until golden brown, about 9-10 minutes.
DID YOU SEE THAT???? I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO DO A 'DEGREE' SYMBOL ON THE COMPUTER!!! MAY I HEAR AN HALLELUJAH CHORUS?????
(I love that link to that youtube video.... the expressions on the shoppers faces: Priceless!)
I know, can you believe it???? What is the matter with her????
The fictional Lisa???? Oh, baby, she LOVES THE YANKEES!!!! :)
I love when I have complete control and possible world domination!!! And how cute is that baby, waiting for a cookie??? That's Joslyn my "first cousin once removed" who comes to visit me and I get to feed her and cuddle her and teach her fun things... Like how to avoid electric sockets and NOT EAT THE PARTS TO BATTLESHIP!!!
And now, back to our regularly scheduled program!!!
Don't they look wonderful? And they taste that good, too!