(by Amanda Hernandez)
1 c. butter, softened
1/3 c. packed dark brown sugar
1/3 c. white sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1 1/8 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. macadamia nuts, chopped
1 1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Lightly grease 2 large cookie sheets with vegetable shortening.
Cream butter and sugars together in a large bowl.
Beat in egg and vanilla extract until well blended.
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually blend into batter.
Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
Here is where most recipes will tell you to bake for about 10 - 15 minutes, but for these chewier cookies, bake only 8 – 9 minutes.
Cool on racks.
Remember: “Let them set, damn it!”
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