Day 24, Christmas Eve, wow, I can’t believe I made it this far in this cookie baking gift. :-0
Once again I didn’t have a special cookie from my recipe books to bake so I did a little more searching in cyber world and found a cookie that had two things that Dear Husband loves, white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup butter, softened (1½ sticks)
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup white chocolate chips
- ¾ cup chopped macadamia nuts
- “In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt (I use a whisk), and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugars together with a mixer (stand or hand-held). Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well until just combined.
- Add the flour mixture in batches, mixing to combine in between each batch, until all the flour is incorporated.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill dough for about an hour.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Press a few more white chocolate chips and macadamia nut pieces onto the tops for extra flavor and presentation. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges just ever so slightly browned. The centers of the cookies will look very soft and a little puffy. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few seconds, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.”
Because this cookie requires the dough to be chilled, I mixed this cookie the night before and that gave me the extra time I needed on Christmas Eve to prepare other things and still bake this 24th Cookie.
This is another one of those all butter cookies and it baked up flatter than I like. When I do it again, I may substitute a few TBS of shortening to get a texture closer to my liking. I will also chop my macadamia nuts into bigger pieces, this time I used my nut chopper and they seemed to have blended into the dough more than I was expecting.