Friday, November 19, 2010

white chocolate macadamia nut.

I like my cookies like I like my people: nutty, but sweet.  

the goodies:

- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 c. melted butter
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 c. macadamia nuts
- 1 1/2 c. white chocolate

the fun part:

* preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

#1.) in a medium size bowl, sift together your whites: flour, baking soda and salt. set aside.

#2.) with your electric mixer, cream together melted butter, and brown and white sugars.  one at a time add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract.

#3.) gradually add the flour mixture to your batter, one scoop at a time. make sure your mixer is on slow speed so that the flour stays in your cookies - not all over the kitchen. (fun baking tip: draping a dish towel over your mix master can make sure that the flour doesn't get all over you as well!)

#4.) once the batter is ready (and not overmixed), stir in the chopped macadamia nuts and white chocolate by hand.  

#5.) pick your brightest, shiniest baking tray*, grease, and evenly space out spoon size dollops of your dough.  bake in your preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.  take them out when you think they could stay in for a couple more minutes.. 'cause we all know slightly undercooked, chewy cookies are the best.  

* bright shiny trays cook more evenly than dark-colored trays.  this prevents your cookies from browning too quickly on the bottom.  (if you inherit all your mom's old baking supplies like I do, lining your trays with heavy-duty aluminum foil will do just fine!)

what your body will like:

#1.) every second of delicious-ness.  
#2.) the hugs you'll get when you give them out to your friends.

recipe adapted from: crepes of wrath