Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies
|2 ½||cups flour|
|1||teaspoon baking soda|
|½||teaspoon baking powder|
|½||cup unsalted butter, softened|
|½||cup butter flavor shortening|
|1 ¼||cups packed brown sugar|
|1||cup granulated sugar|
|1 ½||teaspoons vanilla|
|1 ½||cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks|
|2/3||cup Macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped|
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, shortening, and sugars until light. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined.
Using a large spoon, gradually stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture to form a soft dough. Stir in the chocolate chunks and the Macadamia nuts. Drop well-rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto lightly greased cookie sheets, leaving 4 inches between each cookie.
Bake in a preheated oven 11 to 13 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown. Remove from the oven, cool 1 minute, and transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool.
Recipe makes 3 dozen 4-inch cookies.