White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Macadamia Nuts
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 1/2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup macadamia nuts, halved
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla
until fluffy, stopping once to scrape down sides of bowl, about 1
minute. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined.
Do not overmix. Stir in white chocolate chunks and nuts. Mound
dough by 1/3 cupfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet. space about
2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees until lightly brown around
edges, about 15 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes, then
remove to racks and cool completely. Store in air-tight container.
Can be prepared ahead, store cookies up to 4 days at room temperature
or freeze 3 weeks.