Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies

This is the week of my annual Christmas Cookie Party that I host each year with my sister-in-laws and a few close friends that are invited to swap cookies. I was having a hard time getting in the mood to decorate the tree not to mention bake cookies thanks to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing this year in Ohio.

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Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies

3 dozen

Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter, brown sugar and vanilla powder in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer on a medium speed until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  2. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar and cinnamon and mix well. Stir in the macadamia nuts. Chill for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the over to 350 degrees F. Coat an insulated cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe and photo credit goes to : Nielsen-Massey

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