Jun 10 2010

Study Snacks

Published by at 3:40 pm under Dessert

My sister and I share many things: a sub-average body temperature, parents, and a love of new dresses. We also share an inexplicable fondness for white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, which is hard to explain only because neither of us regularly enjoy white chocolate or macadamia nuts in any other context. In fact, I’ve developed kind of a snobbish attitude toward white chocolate in general, splurging on the 75% cocoa stuff at the grocery store instead. But something about these cookies tempts me stop every time, even if I’m at… Subway.

My poor sister is also studying non-stop for two months, gearing up to take the Colorado bar exam. So what better time to send her some study snacks? Note: Healthy eating and hitting the books are mutually exclusive.

The recipe I used is adapted from one by Joy the Baker, who adapted it from Betty Crocker. They are very sweet, very chunky and a little spicy, thanks to some nutmeg I threw in. And I haven’t been totally unselfish, because now my whole apartment smells like cookies.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Ingredients (Makes about 24 cookies):

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1 egg

1/2 light brown sugar

1/2 white sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a sauce pan, melt the butter until it starts to brown (brown bits should form at the bottom of the pan). Pour butter into a large mixing bowl, and add egg, both sugars and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer for a couple of minutes until well-combined.

Add flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg and beat again, just until the mixture forms a dough. Then, mix in macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.

Roll dough into 2-inch balls and space evenly on a cookie sheet with a couple of inches between cookies. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges begin to toast slightly. Let cool and enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Study Snacks”

  1. SHon 17 Jun 2010 at 8:20 am

    I was wondering if these would make an appearance on the blog! They are delicious brain food 🙂 If I pass, I will attribute it to these cookies.

    Also, totally agree about white chocolate – it’s only good in cookies!

  2. Livon 19 Jun 2010 at 12:54 pm

    So glad you liked them! Good luck studying!