May 19, 2009

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Just a few days ago Pam blogged about White Chocolate Macadamia. Then just today Cathy blogged about them. Little did either of them know that I also was going to be blogging them! This is Grumpy's favorite type of cookie and since I have been making his lunch box treats I had decided to make these over the weekend for him! All I can say is great minds think alike! ;o)

My recipe is a little different as I use one I found on Grumpy likes his cookies not crunchy. He likes them soft and chewy. These aren't really chewy, but they are soft. They are pretty darn good too as I am having a hard time leaving them alone.....although I have been good and only have eaten one today. I won't tell you how many I ate yesterday though.....

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

1 cup butter, softened (I used 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup butter flavor Crisco)
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.
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