This month for Secret Recipe Club we were assigned 2 Cookin Mamas. They are a mother/daughter duo just like Nicole and I are and are both living in Florida. I have looked at their blog many times since they were assigned us two months ago so I was very happy when we got them this month as our assignment. They had a bunch of great things I wanted to make like the Healthy & Fruity Waldorf Salad which reminded me of what my grandmother used to make and the Banana Upside Down Cake which looked delicious. But I decided to try the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies because I've never made anything with Macadamia nuts before and I haven't made cookies in a while. The family loved them. They make plenty of healthy dishes to try but you know how I love desserts.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening (I substituted cream cheese)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 oz. white chocolate chips
5 oz. macadamia nuts, chopped
4 oz. blueberry craisins (I added to recipe)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease sheets lightly.
In a large bowl beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add sugars and beat until well mixed.
Continue beating while adding the egg and vanilla extract.
Gradually add this mixture to butter/sugar mixture and continue beating until well mixed. Stir in white chocolate chips, chopped macadamia nuts and blueberry craisins.
Drop by rounded teaspoons 2" apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets and then move to racks.