Michael and I were with a friend today and we stopped in a really cool European/Middle Market to get some baklava. They had a great display of all kinds of nuts, which reminded us that we had been talking about making white chocolate macadamia nut cookies sometime soon. We had some white chocolate chips leftover from making carrot cake bites so we bought some macadamia nuts and started looking for recipes. I quickly found a recipe that was rated well and had several great reviews with different tips and tricks. The cookies turned out perfectly. This will definitely be a repeat recipe.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup macadamia nuts (if they are whole you might want to chop them up into smaller pieces, depending on how large of chunks you would like in your cookies)
1 cup white chocolate chips
In a large bowl mix the butter, shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. While mixing the wet mixture, gradually add in the flour mixture.
Fold in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate.
Form the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with tinfoil.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the cookies begin to turn a golden brown.