Tuesday, December 22, 2009

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies with Semisweet Chocolate and Craisins

I wanted to put a new spin on classic white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, so I thought to add craisins and some regular semisweet chocolate chips. I made two batches- one for an end of semester class dinner, and the other for a study session I was holding. They were a very big hit, with everyone asking for the recipe. The cookies come out with an interesting combination of textures and just the right amount of sweetness, and the colors are great for this time of year. Enjoy!

  • For 3 dozen cookies:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 (12 ounce) package white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups chopped dry roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 bag craisins
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugars in medium bowl. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Blend in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in white and semisweet chocolate chips, macadamia pieces, and craisins. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes, depending on oven. Let cool, dig in!!

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