White chocolate and macadamia nuts are another spectacular flavor combination! These two ingredients make these White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies irresistibly delectable treats! These cookies are crisp outside and have soft chewy centers punctuated with the crunch of the nuts and creaminess of the chocolates. A hint of coffee make the flavors pop out! What's even better is they are very easy to make! Here is an easy dessert recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules or instant espresso powder
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
In another bowl, cream the butter until fluffy. Add the brown and white sugars and beat until smooth. Beat in the egg. Add the vanilla extract and instant coffee and beat until creamy. Add the dry ingredients a third at time, mixing after each addition. When the batter is combined, fold in the nuts and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
Drop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoon amounts on the prepared baking sheet, place 2 inches apart from each other to allow enough room for the cookies to spread as they bake. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the edges are nicely browned and the center is just barely cooked. Take the cookies from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
Serve White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies with a glass of milk, coffee or tea. Store leftovers in an air-tight container.