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Macadamia Cocoa Cookies

 Macadamia Cocoa Cookies
"My mother made these soft and chewy chocolate cookies often," remembers Frances Gassen, a reader from Rotonda West, Florida. "They're quick and easy to assemble, and we gobble them up quickly, too!"
15 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup macadamia nuts or pecans, chopped

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add
  • vanilla. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Stir in nuts. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until surface cracks. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 195 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.