Sunday, February 17, 2019
TOO LAZY TO MAKE COOKIES: WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA NUT BARS: Guest post by Kathleen Taylor
Too Lazy to Make Cookies White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars
You know how it is, when you want something sweet, but you want it fast, and you don't want to hover over the oven for the next two hours. And you also have a lovely bag of macadamia nuts in the pantry?
My solution? Make bars instead of cookies. And if you have macadamia nuts on hand, make White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars
Preheat Oven 350 degrees
Spray a 9" x 13" pan with nonstick spray
Makes 24 approx 2" x 3" bars
1 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted macadamia nuts, lightly chopped (in about quarters)
2 cups white chocolate chips (or equivalent white chocolate chunks)
Cream butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, stir until thoroughly blended. Stir in macadamia nuts and white chocolate.
Spread evenly in the sprayed 13" x 9" pan.
Bake 20-25 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown. When in doubt, undercook. These bars get dry and crumbly easily.
Eat warm, or (better yet) serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.