This recipe is an easy way to spruce up your normal chocolate chip cookies. Not that they need sprucing up, but there are some extra goodies in these cookies — macadamia nuts! Native to Australia, it was actually Hawaii that made these nuts a more international product and we’re glad they did. Generally, macadamia cookies are paired with white chocolate chips, but we love chocolate-y chocolate too much for that, so we came up with this recipe! Even if you consider yourself a die-hard, chocolate-chip-cookie-purist, you should try making these yummy treats; you get the same chocolate flavor with some added crunch…it’s a cookie surprise that we promise you’ll like!
Chocolate Chip Oat Macadamia Cookies
Yields 2-3 dozen cookies
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a large bowl or mixer, cream together the butter and sugars for 2-3 minutes.
- One by one, mix in eggs, waiting for each to be fully incorporated before adding the next one, and vanilla extract.
- 1/3 cup at a time, mix dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips, oats and macadamia nuts.
- Using a spoon, drop cookie dough (in equal increments) onto baking trays.
- Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until set and edges are just starting to crisp.
- Remove from oven and let stand for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.
Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.SKM: below-content placeholder