It was a friend's birthday on Thursday. Much earlier in the summer he had mentioned that his favourite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut.
I had the brilliant idea to make some for his birthday. Yeah, great idea. Until I couldn't find any plain macadamia nuts on the Sunshine Coast. Extra Foods, London Drugs and IGA didn't carry them and Claytons was out of stock. Mark suggested buying chocolate coated ones and sucking the chocolate off. Tempting.
A friend from Vancouver volunteered to mail some over, which she did. Express mail. Woohoo.
I gifted 59 cookies, there were 60 but I had to test one to make sure they were giftable! I also gave him a loaf of chocolate chip banana bread and 4 cans of beer. There were 6 cans, but I drank one while baking the banana bread and one while baking the cookies. He'll never know.
I used this recipe from Cooking on the Side. http://cookingontheside.com/white-chocolate-macadamia-cookies/
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups unsifted flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (11 oz. bag) white chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups Macadamia nuts, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.
- Add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and beat well.
- Blend in the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
- Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets (or lined with parchment).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.