And these White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Cookies found in the pages of the December 2012 issue of Saveur are good enough for me--and just about everyone I know, as I gave most of them away so as to avoid devouring the entire utterly scrumptious batch! We added peanuts into the mix, and I suggest you do too.
White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Cookies
MAKES ABOUT 5 DOZEN
2 cups flour 1 tsp. kosher salt ¼ tsp. baking soda 1½ cups packed light brown sugar 1½ cups sugar 16 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened 2 eggs 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 1½ lb. roughly chopped white chocolate 1 lb. roughly chopped roasted and salted macadamia nuts
Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl; set aside. In a
large bowl, beat sugars and butter on medium speed of a hand mixer until
fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each
addition until smooth; beat in vanilla. Add dry ingredients, and beat
until just combined; stir in chocolate and nuts.
2. Heat oven to
325°. Using a 1-oz. ice cream scoop or 2 spoons, portion and shape dough
into balls, and place balls 2½" apart on parchment paper-lined baking
sheets. Bake until golden brown, about 14 minutes.
After weathering a soul-shredding career as a theatrical agent that lasted entirely too long, Mr. Sherwood left his stable of actors from the stage and screen and went on to pursue his literary aspirations. He is currently the dining editor for Next magazine (nextmagazine.com) where he writes a weekly restaurant review column which also features Manhattan's best food and drink recipes from the finest chef's and bartenders on the island. In 2010 he was published in Foodista’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook. He toiled as web editor for industry leader Interior Design magazine for several years and has also written for New York magazine, Travel & Leisure and Woman’s Day.
A proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire, one of the nation’s top drinking schools, Mr. Sherwood also studied voice and theater abroad at Regent’s College, in London’s historic Regent’s Park, and at the Royal Academy of Music. He spent a year at Hunter College in Manhattan.
Mr. Sherwood recently published his first novel, the pale of memory, available on Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and iUniverse.com. He is in the midst of writing a second.
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