for Preparation Preheat oven to 375° F. First of all, let's work on the cookie batter. For this, beat together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl, until you get a creamy concoction. You can also use an electric mixer to speed up the cream making process. Then, gently add flour and baking soda to the butter mixture, while stirring continuously. Lastly, add macadamia nuts and white chocolate. In an ungreased cookie sheet, drop batter by rounded teaspoons, and make sure you leave space between the cookies. Bake them in the preheated oven for 9 - 10 minutes. By this time, the center of the cookies will set, while the edges turn golden brown. Place white chocolate macadamia nut cookies on the wire rack for cooling, before you transfer them in a storage container.
Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 1⅛ cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup macadamia nuts (chopped)
1¼ cups semisweet chocolate chips ½ cup butter (softened)
⅓ cup white sugar ⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt for Preparation Heat oven to 375° F. Using vegetable shortening, lightly grease and prepare two large cookie sheets. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Stir in vanilla extract and egg, mix till the concoction is blended well. After sifting flour, baking soda, and salt, add them in the butter mixture and make a smooth batter. Put macadamia nuts and chocolate chips to your consistently thick batter. Stir lightly for even distribution of the nuts and chips. Drop teaspoons of batter one by one into the cookie sheets (will yield 3 dozen cookies). Bake in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes or till cookies turn golden brown. Transfer them on a cooling rack and allow to cool down. You can fill these macadamia nut cookies in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies Ingredients 2 cups sifted flour ¾ cup chopped macadamia nuts 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening 1 cup butter ¾ powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla for Preparation In a mixing bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, and vanilla until the mixture turns light and fluffy. Add flour into the mixture slowly. Ensuring that you have blended the dough well, stir in macadamia nuts. Place dough on a wax paper, and roll it out to about 2 inch diameter. Ensure that your roll is evenly thick. Wrap paper and foil, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. If time permits, allow it to chill overnight. Next day, remove roll from refrigerator and cut it into slices (¼ - ½ inch thickness). Arrange them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Heat oven to 300° F and bake for about 20 minutes or till your shortbread cookies are done. Remove from oven and allow them to cool down a bit. For dipping mixture, melt chocolate chips in a small bowl and add vegetable shortening. Dip one end of shortbread cookie into melted chocolate and place in wax sheet. Repeat this for the remaining cookies and chill till chocolate solidifies. Store cookies in a cool place. Your yummy macadamia shortbread cookie is ready for serving.
All those cookie lovers, these delicious macadamia nut cookie recipes are worth giving a try. And as you see, the recipe is not different from other cookie recipes from scratch. You can reduce the sugar and butter as per your taste bud. So, go ahead, make macadamia nut cookies and store them in airtight containers. You can munch on them, whenever you wish to have scrumptious cookies!
By Ningthoujam Sandhyarani Last Updated: 10/5/2011 Tweet