Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
This cookies is both crisp and chewy and it is filled with
macadamia nuts and chunks of white chocolate!

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

• 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1 egg
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
• 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 - 3 ounce bars white chocolate, cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
• 1 - 3.5 ounce jar (3/4 cup) salted macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixer bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). By hand, stir in white chocolate and macadamia nuts.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minutes; remove from cookie sheets.