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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

This recipe is from my daughter, who's a terrific cook. The caramel glaze makes it impossible to eat just one.—Arliene Hillinger, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • CARAMEL GLAZE:
  • 12 caramel candies
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add egg. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • 2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. For glaze, melt the caramels and cream in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 439 calories, 30 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.