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Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Ecstasies

by on August 1, 2005 · 7 comments

This morning’s cookies came from a book called Cookies by the Dozen, by Dolores Kostelni. I keep my copy shelved over the Hampton Branch library, where the library staff takes care of it when it’s not at my house. They’re very good about that.

Last year I made Cooking by the Dozen’s Mississippi Mud Bars. They were terrific and come to think of it, I need to make them again. But this morning, I had my heart set on the Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Ecstasies recommended to me by my friend in L.A. (we’ll call her “Ms. Chevious”) who also owns a copy of the book.

The cookies were excellent! But I admit, I did make one itsy bitsy change. I didn’t have any macadamia nuts lying around so I used something else that started with an “M” — Mini Chocolate Oreos. The resulting cookies were very high, dense, chunky and moist. All in all, these were great! I really loved the texture and look forward to stuffing them with other types of chunks.

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Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Cookies by the Dozen

3/4 c. + 1 teaspoon flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons butter, softened (I used salted)
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 c. + 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
1/3 c. chopped macadamias (or mini Oreos)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Stir together flour, soda and salt

Cream butter, sugars, egg yolk, vanilla and water. Stir in dry
ingredients. Add chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto lined cookie sheet. Bake 5 minutes. Turn pan and bake another 3-5 minutes for a total of 8-10 minutes.

Let cool.

Recipe is supposed to yield 12. Mine yielded 8. Mine also took only 8 minutes to cook.

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Published on August 1, 2005

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Anna August 1, 2005 at 5:43 pm

Anonymous, the Oreo filled chocolate chip cookie was invented long ago by my friend Valerie. She did it because she liked the texture contrasts. I liked her idea so long as the cookies included chocolate chips along with the cookie chunks. Jen, these cookies would be even better with macadamias. However, I do have a good white chocolate macadamia cookie recipe you might like as well. I’ve posted it in a few other places, but never heard any reviews. I should probably make them again before posting since the recipe was one I made up and I’m worried that the other folks who tried them thought they were crappy but were too nice to say anything. I did serve them to other humans at a Halloween party. They got great reviews from partygoers, but people are always saying how great thing are at parties, right?

Anonymous August 1, 2005 at 5:23 pm

Heart set on macadamia cookies…but made them with oreos instead…hmmm…cookies inside cookies? Glad they were good!

jtoepfert100 August 1, 2005 at 5:26 pm

You keep some of your books at the library? What an interesting idea! I’ve been dying for that book but it’s out of print. I do happen to have some macadamias lying around so I may try these soon.

Molli August 1, 2005 at 5:44 pm

I thought Ms Chevious only cooked low fat/fat free. Interesting she makes cookies too. I have this book – got it after you recommended it a while ago. Luckily, I got it for $13 instead of the $50 (used) that is on amazon and half.com. I should bake more cookies out of this book.

Ms. Chevious August 1, 2005 at 6:33 pm

I give them all away Molli. Sadly. :( I just like baking. Though I did allow myself to try one of these and they were tasty.

Anna August 1, 2005 at 8:25 pm

$50!! Hmmmmm. I don’t know if I can trust the library with my copy of the book. Wonder what the lost book fee is. Hmmmmmmm.

jtoepfert100 August 2, 2005 at 11:46 am

Anna – I’ll hunt down that macadamia cookie recipe you mentioned – if I don’t find it, I’ll email you.Ms. Chevious – I do the exact same thing. All cooking is low fat but baking is not and I give it all away.

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