Saturday, March 22, 2008

Warm out of the oven....

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup coarsely chopped white chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

I made a few adjustments to this recipe. I used 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter and 1 tsp. of vanilla instead of almond flavor and 1/2 cup coconut flakes. They are so yummy and just melt in your mouth. I will definelty make these again!!:)


DSBRansom said...

Yum! Looks great!

Renita said...

Saw (and heard) your Dad at sp. mtg. yesterday. Glad to get an update on your Mom. I'm glad you get to come for a few days to help out. It will lift her spirits to see your two little guys, I'm sure. Thinking of you all....

From TX to you said...

Just saw your post about your Mom! So glad she got the help she needed in time! Nice that you're still close enough to drive and help her out. Send her our wishes for a speedy recovery!