It's Christmas! Christmas is a time for my classic cinnamon rolls, hot chocolate and, of course, cookies! My husband adores the classic white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. Have one by the fireside with a glass of eggnog for a special treat.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chopped roasted salted macadamia nuts
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
Maldon sea salt flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar on medium high speed. Add eggs one at a time and mix well in between until smooth and creamy.
Add vanilla extract and mix.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, and macadamia nuts.
On low speed, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a dough forms.
Add white chocolate chips and mix briefly, stopping to scrap down the sides and stir from the bottom as needed.
Scoop dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Sprinkle each dough ball with a little bit of Maldon sea salt flakes.
Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until edges are golden. If you like a doughier cookie, take them out when the very center is still slightly moist.
Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough. Enjoy!