Lakeside Christmas

It never gets too cold here in this small Texas town. You can go on walks by the lake with a short sleeved shirt on and feel just fine. We finally had a chilly enough day to light the fire and used it as an opportunity to decorate the tree.

Lakeside Christmas

Lakeside Christmas

Lakeside Christmas

Lakeside Christmas

Lakeside Christmas

Lakeside Christmas

Lakeside Christmas

Lakeside Christmas

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Normally I am not a fan of white chocolate.  Until I made these cookies that is.  It seems to be the one place I have found where white chocolate makes a perfect ingredient.  The payoff is a cookie that is slightly chewy, with a crunch from the wonderful macadamia nuts, and a delightful sweetness of the white chocolate. I was super glad I moved out of my comfort zone and tried a white chocolate recipe.  These are easily a new favorite sweet for me.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
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