Monday, January 17

White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies

When I was making the goodie plates right before Christmas, I had a kitchen mishap.

Yes, I have more of those than I would like to do share, but I figure most of you only want to read about things that turn out, not the things that don't! Let me know if you feel otherwise...tee hee.

Anyhow, for the goodie plates, I was attempting to make the peppermint bark that turned out so beautifully last year.  Well, white chocolate chips are fickle.  You can't get any moisture in them or they won't melt all nice and smooth.  I think that some of the steam from the double boiler snuck in, as the white chocolate chips got half melted, half chunky, and just plain icky.  Not what you want when making peppermint bark.  So I scrapped the peppermint bark idea during Operation: Goodie Plates Baking.  However, because I am cheap frugal, I poured the heaping mess of white chocolate chips in a plastic container and thought I could use them for something else.

Well that something else was repurposed for one of my favorite cookies, White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies.

I used to buy the Otis Spunkmeyer version of these in our high school student store at 4/$1.00.  I bought these nearly everyday--I switched it up with the jumbo size doughnuts from the cafeteria.  I know.  How I was ever a size 2 is beyond me.  Anyhow, I must digress...

While I don't have the metabolism I did back in high school, I still love, love, love these cookies.  Of course I did attempt to make this sweet treat a little healthier with some not as refined indgredients.  And for the record, Hubs hasn't stopped talking about them since.  He loved that the cookie dough wasn't overly sweet, which was complimented with the super sweet white chocolate chunks.

There you have it, the thoughts and opinions of my official taste tester.  And yeah, the unofficial taste tester's comments were, "Dat good, Mommy!"

White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies

2/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup sugar (mine was Rapadura--hence the darker colored cookie)
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup white flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
12 oz. white chocolate chips or a 12 oz. white chocolate hunk, chopped into chip sized pieces
3/4 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

Cream sugars and butter.  Add in vanilla and eggs, mix until smooth.  Mix in dry ingredients.  Fold in white chocolate chips/chunks and macadamia nuts.   Drop by spoonfuls or cookie scoop on cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes--or about 12 if you don't refrigerate.  :)

This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

Designs By Gollum Foodie Friday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

Hearth 'n Soul Recipe Swap 
Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday 
Paisley Passions Fun With Food Friday 


Amy said...

I always wanna try to make these at home! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Lisa said...

With a glowing review like that, these cookies must be something special.

a moderate life said...

Hi Jax! I LOVE how you reused your white chocolate mess! That's what you should really call these cookies! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this decadent recipe on the hearth and soul hop this week! All the best! Alex

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Oh yum, delicious looking cookies, and what a great way to recover from a mishap!
Sue :-)

Kankana said...

My husband is a big fan of white chocolate .. i have to try this recipe ..

Miz Helen said...

Hi Jackie,
I can't let my husband know that you have brought these wonderful White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies today, he will eat them all...they look delicious. Thank you so much for coming to Full Plate Thursday today and please come back!

Dreamgoddess said...

I love white chocolate and macadamia cookies. This recipe is a must try!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness. My diet just sank!

Shelia said...

Oh, your cookies look wonderful!! Yummy, do you have any left? I'd love to just have one! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melynda said...

Hi Jackie, stopping by from Full Plate Thursday, these look wonderful, I love white chocolate and macadamia nuts together. Thanks.

Beth said...

Those look really good, Jackie!
Blessings, Beth

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations Jackie! Your White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week 1-27-11. They were so good!
Best Wishes,
Miz Helen

Vicki said...

I've been craving these and needed to find a recipe! I stumbled across yours from Miz Helen's Country Cottage. Can't wait to give them a try.


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