Cookies are a funny thing because everyone has different preferences for what a good one is. For example, I like mine soft and chewy with some dimension and including nuts as often as possible. Others like them a little on the crunchy side. Some prefer a cake-like or flatter cookie. Still others may enjoy a simple cookie with fewer add-ins. More often than not, I eat cookies with a key ingredient that you can probably guess without my saying. Ahem…..chocolate. 🙂
There are so many tasty cookies out there. One has to bite into them to make a fair judgment. These White Chocolate Macadamia Bites must be bitten into. They’re fantastic. Because the dough is a little stiffer, they don’t flatten out like other cookies may. They’re more 3D, if you will. Yes-they call for cornstarch which is a little out-of-the-ordinary cookie-wise, but you’ll just have to trust me. Salty and sweet to the taste, they’re a true winner. And they’re mini, so they include built-in portion control. I bet you can’t eat just one, though!
MACADAMIA COOKIE BITES}
1/2 c. salted butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 T. water
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. cornstarch
1 t. baking soda
Scant 1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. white chocolate chips
1/2 c. macadamia nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add egg, vanilla, and water and blend in.
Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks.
Form cookies into walnut-sized balls and place on a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Don’t cook longer than ten minutes.
Let cool on sheet for a few minutes, then remove to cooling rack.