Sunday, October 5, 2008

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

3/4 c. butter (1 & 1/2 sticks), softened
3/4 c. light brown sugar
1/3 c. granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

1 & 2/3 c. unbleached flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

2 c. quality white chocolate chips
3/4 c. macadamia nuts, chopped

Combine butter & sugars in large mixing bowl; mix well until creamy. Beat in vanilla & egg. Stir in dry ingredients in 3 batches to incorporate gradually. Stir in white chocolate chips & nuts by hand.

Turn dough out onto plastic wrap, form into flattened disc & wrap tightly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but no more than 3.

Preheat oven to 375.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. For more uniform cookies, use spring action melon baller/scoop. Bake for 8 - 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes; remove to wire rack & cool thoroughly. Store in tightly covered containers.

2 comments:

Maven said...

These ones are the next thing I bake on cookie day (next Sunday)

Jinx said...

You'll love them, I promise!! I think they are my favorites.