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White Chocolate Nut Crackles

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

5-1/2 dozen

An aunt and I baked a similar cookie often when I was growing up. Through the years, I added the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips. My family and co-workers rave about these.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate and nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Dip each ball halfway in water, then in sugar. Place sugar side up 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly.
  3. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 125 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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