White chocolate macadamia nut cookies

Baking a dessert is one of the most traditional ways of showing that you care. Whether it be for a loss or a celebration.

At work we like to have little competitions. Well, actually, we love to. I’ve never met another group of people who are this competitive [and it’s awesome].

We have this thing called the ‘thousand dollar wall’ which is pretty hard to get yourself on, in general. Let alone on your first week on the job. I have offered to make the new guys a batch of cookies [their choice] if they get their picture up on that wall in their first week of work.

Congratulations Dave, you get white chocolate macadamia nut cookies- courtesy of my mother’s recipe.

I changed it slightly [sorry mom!], by only using 3/4 cup butter instead of 1/2 cup of both butter and shortening- I literally only had 3/4 cup of butter. I cut the sugar by 1/2 cup and the white chocolate by 2 oz. as well. I ended up needing to add a little bit of milk into the batter because I cut some of the butter and the dough wasn’t wet enough- feel free to splash some in there at your discretion. You wont miss the shortening. Promise. Now, bake and enjoy:

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, yields 24 cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 3/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

milk, as needed

8 oz. white chocolate chips

1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped [feel free to throw in more 🙂 ]

Preheat the oven to 350˚. Combine butter and sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Add egg. Slowly add in flour and the rest of the ingredients. If the dough is too dry, add milk 1-2 Tbsp at a time. Gently fold in nuts and chocolate chips with a spoon and scoop onto un-greased baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes.

If cookies aren’t your thing, you’re weird here’s a song to put a little pep in your step:

The Killers, “Runaways”

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