Sunday, March 28, 2010
Macadamia White Chocolate Cookies
I like cookies.
These cookies are always delicious, despite the strange measurements (6 tablespoons of sugar? What the?...).
I usually put chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts in these cookies (yum!), but last week I wanted to do something exotic, so I got some white chocolate chips and used those and some of the macadamia nuts we brought back from Hawaii. They were delicious!
Here's the ancient, but apparently perfect, recipe:
Heat the oven to 375.
- 1/2 cup of butter (best if this is room temperature when you start, so plan ahead)
- 6 Tblsp brown sugar
- 6 Tblsp white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
In a separate bowl, mix together:
- 1 cup plus 2 Tblsp sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Stir this into the wet stuff.
Then stir in:
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (if you want)
Plop smallish amounts onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, with an inch or so between each blob.
Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. (watch them, or they'll get too brown!)
**A note about my mixer: I love it. My lovely hubby got it for me a year or so ago, and while I don't bake every week or anything, it still is a great help! It's so nice to be able to just toss in the butter and turn it on low, then toss in more ingredients as needed - just letting it stir it all together. I need to use it more. I have a pasta attachment, and I've only used it once. I think it's about time for another go!