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Macadamia Nut Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 6 dozen

These rich cookies are full of Hawaiian macadamia nuts and chocolate chips. —Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 jars (3-1/2 ounces each) macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) white baking chips

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in nuts and chips. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans for 1 minute before removing to wire racks; cool completely.
Editor's Note: 2 cups of chopped almonds may be substituted for the macadamia nuts.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 201 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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