Monday, November 15, 2010

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

As a rule, I don't like white chocolate. It's overly sweet and overly processed. The one thing though that I just love it in? White chocolate macadamia nut cookies. I grew up adoring the ones from the mall cookie stands, and happily eating the Pepridge Farm versions. So the other day, when I was looking for something sweet, these jumped out at me. I used the recipe from Joy the Baker.

Makes: 27 cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup white chocolate chunks

PREHEAT oven to 350F

BROWN butter in medium saucepan
SET ASIDE to cool

COARSELY CHOP macadamia nuts

BEAT brown sugar and slightly cooled butter on medium speed for about 2 minutes
ADD egg
BEAT for one minute
ADD milk and vanilla
BEAT to incorporate

ADD flour, baking soda, and salt
MIX until just incorporated
FOLD in macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips

DROP by rounded teaspoon onto baking sheet
BAKE 9-11 minutes (tops should begin to brown)
LET cool


My Thoughts
1. There is a measurement error somewhere. The original recipe said to create 2 tsp balls, and that it would yield 24 cookies. I used my cookie scoop and got 27 cookies. I had been thinking it was a 1 tsp scoop, but now I'm thinking it may be a 2 tsp scoop? Perhaps I should check this.

2. These cookies are freaking delicious. As in, I could sit down and eat the entire two dozen plus batch by myself. In one sitting. On the holiday baking list they go!

3. Macadamia nuts are alarmingly expensive. Thankfully, it took less than half of a small container of nuts to make these, so I am somewhat appeased.

1 comment:

  1. You are so right about white chocolate: kind of yucky except for this one kind of cookie.


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