>Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies
January 30, 2011 § 38 Comments
As I glanced at my phone I had the realization that I am beginning to forget some of my friends’ maiden names. Have they been married that long already? Really, where does the time go? It’s funny the things we just assume to remember for ever. I remember when I first began to forget some of my high school teachers’ names. They used to be such big figures in my life, I wondered is it possible that the impressions they’ve left on my life have become faceless, nameless people. When I got married about a year and a half ago I was quick to change my name on everything and even get a new email address. I see now why some of my friends had such a hard time letting theirs go.
How is that for a random Sunday thought? My weekend was quiet, in case you couldn’t tell, and a lot of time was spent indoors. My back has also been hurting more than usual as of late, and I think it might be beginning to affect my being. To make myself feel better I made some chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies – half a batch with semi sweet chips and the other half with white chocolate chips. There isn’t much like the smell of fresh baked cookies to uplift one’s mood, yes? Although the truth is, I won’t be keeping any of them for myself. The white chocolate cookies are for my aunt and the semi sweet are for my mother in law. I’m mailing them out and can’t wait for them to receive their surprise sweets in the mail! So shhh… don’t tell them.
These cookies certainly are beauties in their own right. In the past I was never a fan of white chocolate, but its milky creaminess is beginning to grow on me. Luxurious dark chocolate is still my favorite, but when it comes to chocolate I am an equal opportunity lover. Especially when it comes to cookies – I’ll eat them all!
I used the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie recipe on Allrecipes, and followed it exactly – except I split the batch in half to use both types of chocolate chips. They baked up perfectly in 10 minutes 30 seconds. These cookies are delicious but this isn’t my favorite cookie recipe. Having said that, I wouldn’t kick them out of bed!