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White Chocolate Cookies

 White Chocolate Cookies
Fixing desserts is my favorite kind of cooking. I usually make these cookies for Christmas—their pale-white adds a special touch to all the reds and greens. We—my husband, our daughter (6) and I—live on a real dirt road! I'm a full-time wife and mother. Our second child's due to join us in mid-January.
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, lightly toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, soda
  • and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in
  • chocolate and nuts. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 3 in. apart on ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Let stand a few minutes before removing cookies to a wire rack to
  • cool. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 376 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 264 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.