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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Macadamia Nut Cookies

Better than Pepperidge Farms cookies!
The secret is in the roasting of the nuts.
Creamy toasted goodness in every bite.
Could well be the best cookies on Earth.
Althouth I'm thinking about kicking these
up a notch by adding in some Nutella.

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread nuts in one layer on a baking sheet.
Put baking sheet in oven for 10-15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 250 degrees F.
Let nuts brown turning them occasionally.
Nuts are done when golden brown in color.
For about 35-45 minutes at the reduced heat.
Remove from oven and let cool.
In a mixing bowl combine dry ingredients,
except the roasted macadamia nuts.
In a mixing bowl blend together the butter,
vegetable shortening and eggs until smooth.
Combine with dry ingredients, mixing well.
Add roasated and cooled nuts.
Drop by teaspoonfull 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10- 12 minutes. Yummy!

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