I made these mid summer when I finally decided to stop living under a rock and discover what a macadamia nut tasted like and how fantastic they pair with white chocolate.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
From: Crepes of Wrath
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (chopped, if needed) macadamia nuts
2 cups white chocolate chips
-Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
-In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
-Beat together the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the egg, then beat in the egg yolk, then beat in the vanilla.
-Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just moistened. Stir in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips by hand.
-Roll into balls or drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and press down on the cookies with your palm a bit to flatten (not too much!).
-Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges look golden brown. Remember that they need to cool on the baking sheet, so even if they don’t look quite set, it’s okay because they continue to cook after you remove them from the oven.