I can't believe it is Christmas this Sunday. Some family issues and my having to bake the entire weekend has put me a bit behind with some of my cookies. I am going to write up some quick information about the next few cookies and my girlfriends who brought them to the cookie swap.
These white chocolate cherry macadamia nut cookies came from my girlfriend, Jen Osojnicki and she got the recipe from Paula Deen. Jen is an amazing photographer who owns Jen Osojnicki Photography in North Attleborough, MA and works in a marketing strategy group with me. Not only does Jen take beautiful wedding photographs, but she has a rockin' Facebook "Like" Page which highlights all her wedding sneak peeks and family portraits.
Jen's cookies were absolutely delicious. I call them my "guy" cookies. I make a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie that always disappears at a gathering. Most times, it is the men who enjoy this cookie. There is something about white chocolate and macadamia nut that the male population enjoys. What I loved about this cookie was the chopped candied cherries. They added that little bit of tartness to this deliciously sweet cookie.
This is a great staple holiday cookie that will definitely disappear from the cookie tray and leave a few for Santa. Rumor has it Santa likes white chocolate cherry macadamia nut cookies. Ho! Ho! Ho!
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1 cup of white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of milk
1 cup of chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup of candied cherries
1-1/2 cups of white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375.
1. Using a mixer, cream the butter and both sugars in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.
2. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until just combined.
3. Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
4. Add the milk to the butter mixture and then the dry ingredients.
5. Mix until just combined. (The batter should be stiff.)
6. Add the nuts, cherries and white chocolate, stirring until just blended.
7. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared cookie sheets.
8. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.