Even though the subject of my previous blog was a chocolate chip cookie cookbook and a recipe for chocolate-chocolate chip cookies, I came across another chocolate chip recipe over the weekend and had to try it. My husband Bill can never get enough, so what the heck. Here’s another one.
This recipe contained macadamia nuts which we love, but has anyone bought macadamias lately? Wow, are they ever expensive! They usually are but they seemed to be even higher in price at the moment. This bag was about $30! I’ll also be using them in my favorite rosemary-scented roasted mixed nuts, but that’s another blog.
The cookies are baked at a lower temperature of the usual chocolate chip cookie, and they come out with crispy edges and a softer middle. There is a bag of chocolate chunks and 1-1/4 cups of macadamias, but otherwise the ingredients are like most chocolate chip cookie recipes.
These are great with a cold glass of milk, but in the summer I also like to sandwich almost any kind of cookies together with ice cream to make ice cream cookie sandwiches that keep well in the freezer for a special treat. I’ve been making ice cream sandwich cookies every summer ever since I lived near San Francisco years ago and tasted my first It’s It ice cream cookie, an iconic San Francisco specialty since 1928. But any way you serve these cookies, I think you will be happy!
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 12 ounce bag chocolate chunks
- 1-1/4 cups coarsely chopped lightly salted macadamia nuts
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In large bowl of electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
- Gradually stir in the flour mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or as long as overnight.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, drop the dough by cupfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet or one covered with parchment, leaving at least 2-inches between dough mounds.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cookies are light brown around the edges. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Repeat until all dough is used. Makes about 22 cookies. When cool, store in an airtight container, or freeze up to 3 months.
Yum! Getting out the butter now!! Putting macadamia nuts on my grocery list. Some expenses are worth the sacrifice!! 🙂
I should have started following your recipes’ forever ago! <3
Hi Matt! You can now. I have 8 years of blogs for you to catch up on! You would love looking at my 850 cookbooks I just received yesterday from a wonderful woman in Kansas who gave me her entire collection! There will be a blog coming up soon about this story.
This is surely a remarkable story in so many ways! I am thrilled to hear that your collection is regenerating. Congratulations!
I accidentally discovered your blog when my husband gave me the “Taste of Home” Sept./Oct. ’18 issue today & I stumbled upon your story. How serendipity!
I, too, share your passion ever since I did my junior year in Paris at the Sorbonne & became fascinated with the French culinary artistry. Debbie, we are kindred spirits. I now have well over 10,000 cookbooks arranged by category. When we moved from NJ to Pittsburgh last year, the cost was too prohibitive to move the collection, so, we have the books in climate controlled storage until we can figure out how to move them to PA (not to mention, where they will be placed). Of course, being the insatiable collector, I have already amassed many volumes here.
Well, guess our paths will cross since we share many like interests. I should also mention that I am passionate about antiques & vintage kitchen collectibles.
Looking forward to reading your blog & wishing you continued joy & good health.
Hi Sandi- I am astounded at your collection of 10,000 cookbooks! You must miss them being away from you in storage. I hope you can figure out how to move and store them. My husband is a structural engineer and the only floor in our house that would hold all my books was the basement, or another room in the house would have to be massively reinforced. So how many have you collected in Pittsburgh? Yes, you are correct that we are indeed kindred spirits! I will look forward to hearing from you again, and I hope you continue to follow my blog and read of all the changes coming to The Culinary Cellar. Thank you so much for writing!
Can’t wait to make these! I too love to read cookbooks. I had about 200, but due to lack of space I had to get rid of some. I’m glad I found your blog and can’t wait to get started reading!!
Hi Jean- I hope you like the cookies, and I hope you also will enjoy reading my blog! I’m glad you found me too. Cookbook and cooking enthusiasts seem to find each other.