This month’s Fill the Cookie Jar Theme is Father’s Day. I really didn’t know what my dad’s favorite cookie was, so I asked. I was really surprised to find out that his favorite was white chocolate macadamia nut. I really don’t have a good reason for being surprised, but for some reason, it was not what I was expecting. And, I had never made them before, so this was just perfect.
This cookie is an adaptation of a cookie base I use frequently. It is my own concoction that I came up with by adapting and combining various recipes and have tweaked a lot over the years. I use different types of sugar depending on they type of cookies, and for these I used all dark brown. These are seriously good cookies. They were met with “oh mys” at the first bite, and we quickly ate more than we meant to. I think one of the reasons they were so good is that I used salted and roasted macadamia nuts. The salt gives the cookies another flavor dimension that is just perfect.
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- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1½ cups dark brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsps. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1½ tsps. salt
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 salted, dry roasted macadamia nuts (I put mine in a zip lock bag and hit the bag with a rolling pin several times to coarsely break them up.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line two large cookie sheets with parchment.
- Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
- Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Add salt and baking soda and mix for one minute.
- Add flour and mix until well combined.
- Add white chocolate and macadamia nuts and mix until well distributed.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop by rounded scoops onto prepared cookie sheets. Do not flatten.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown and almost set. I bake mine one sheet at a time.