Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Because There Are Only Six More Days Until Lent...

And because we take Lent very seriously...

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!
(Makes 4 dozen teeny cookies, or 2 dozen good-sized cookies)

What You Need

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup coarsely chopped white chocolate

How To Mix It Up Into Something Scrumptious

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate. Drop dough by teaspoons full onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

4.  Hide them in a a tupperware container in the freezer marked "liver" and sneak them out at night after the children have gone to bed...

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