Chunky White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
Category: Cookies & Candies
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
8 Tbsp(1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
9 oz. white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup grated coconut (optional)
1.Position two racks in top and bottom thirds of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
2.Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In large bowl using hand-held mixer set at medium speed, cream butter with the sugars for 2 to 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
3.Reduce speed and beat in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the flour, white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
4.Using 1 Tbsp of dough, roll dough into ball between palms of your hands. Place the ball on the baking sheet, leaving 1 inch between the cookies. Repeat for each cookie. With moistened palm, slightly flatten the cookies. Bake 9 to 12 minutes, until lightly golden. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.