MACADAMIA NUT COOKIES
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 jars (3-1/2 ounces each) macadamia nuts, chopped
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup (6 ounces) white baking chips
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; add to the creamed mixture and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in nuts and chips. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans for 1 minute before removing to wire racks; cool completely.
Editor's Note: 2 cups of chopped almonds may be substituted for the macadamia nuts.
2 each: 201 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.