Welcome to Natasha's Creative Confections! If you have stumbled upon this blog page, then you're in for a real treat! One of my favorite things to do is bake. If you choose to read on you will find pictures and recipes of some of the fabulous treats that I have created. So take a look around and enjoy!

Friday, December 23, 2011

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

This cookie has worked its way into becoming a cookie I now always make for Christmas. I first made them a few years ago, and they've been a tradition ever since :) I make them especially for my sister, who really loves them :)

I know it's hard to find macadamia nuts for a reasonable price, but they're totally worth it for this cookie! Maybe find them when they're on sale and stock up for future baking days :)

-1 c. butter, softened
-3/4 c. packed light brown sugar
-1/2 c. white sugar
-2 eggs
-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp. almond extract
-2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1 c. coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
-1 c. white chocolate chips or chunks

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth.

Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then stir in extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda & salt together in another bowl and then gradually stir into the butter mixture. Mix in nuts and chocolate.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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