17-20: Macadamia Chip Cookies

I went pretty cookie-heavy last year when I baked for the holidays, so this year (XMAS 16) I only included one cookie recipe: 17-20: Macadamia Chip Cookies. These ones got pretty rave reviews as well (17-42: Luscious Lemon Bars received the most accolades this year), and I definitely found myself sneaking a few before I packed up and shipped off everyone’s treat packages. 🎁

17-20 Macadamia Chip Cookies
Simply Delicious is right about one thing: these cookies do make a great gift, and they ship well. Macadamia nuts are a smooth, mild nut that most people won’t be offended by, and the combination of white and semisweet chocolate are the best of both worlds.

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Another nice thing about this recipe: it’s quick. ⏰ After multiple yeast-related recipes with hours of rising and proofing time this year, a speedy cookie recipe is much appreciated.

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Ingredients. I doubled this recipe in order to give every giftee at least 3 cookies, so I went through a LOT of butter and chocolate. Macadamia nuts were surprisingly hard to come by–I had to resort to a last-minute Amazon Prime order after trips to multiple grocery stores were less than successful.

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Slicing up butter to make it easier to distribute evenly in the mixer.

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Mixing the butter and sugar.

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A purely brown sugar cookie recipe is going to be very sweet.

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Mixing in the flour–notice the switch to the paddle from the whisk attachment on the mixer.

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I think I hit the mixer capacity.

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I like to use these cookie sheets for baking cookies (and used for NOTHING else)–my mom had a set and got me some, and they do make a nice cookie. Regular sheet pans are nice too, but these just seem to make a lighter cookie.

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Cooling on the racks–I had several batches of cookies. Small, uniform shaped dough balls make regular-sized, uniform shaped cookies–remember that they spread out, especially with a lot of room-temperature butter in the recipe. I chilled the dough in between batches to keep the cookies from warming and spreading too much, a mistake I made last year with 17-61: Vanilla Chip Cookies.

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All wrapped up and ready to be packed into gifts. 3 cookies each was a great amount, and relatively uniform-sized cookies made these little stacks a breeze. Overall, a great cookie recipe and correcting for mistakes of the past resulted in a successful experience this time. 🍪

Grade: A+


🎅🏼 Interested in the full list of Simply Delicious treats we made for 2016’s holiday baking extravaganza? (XMAS 16) 🎄

How about another year’s Simply Delicious holiday bake-off?  XMAS 15

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