Thursday, September 4, 2014

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies

Today is National Macadamia Nut Day! Since I like nuts in my chocolate chip cookies, I decided to repost this excellent recipe! There's always room for one more chocolate chip cookie!

Since it's Macadamia Nut Day, just a few words about these unique nuts. They're quite healthy -- high in antioxidants, monusaturated fat,  and minerals. O.K., one caveat. Don't eat too many of them, because they are also high in calories.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

1/2 cup sweet butter, softened
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla
1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
1-1/4 cups dark chocolate chips (you can always mix 1/2 white and 1/2 dark)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Lightly grease 2 large cookie sheets.
Cream butter and sugars together in large bowl.
Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended.
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually blend into batter.
Stir in chopped macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.
Remove from oven, and transfer to cooling rack.

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