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December 10, 2012 - 8 Comments


This is your classic chocolate chip cookie amped up about 5 million notches. We had to do your traditional chocolate chip cookie, but I wasn’t about to go with the standard recipe. Of course there had to be some kind of nut involved, and why not just reverse it completely; and go with a chocolate cookie with white chocolate chunks! These are perfect for the macadamia nut lover inside of you, and it’s one of those nuts that I feel doesn’t get a whole lot of recognition! It is by far one of the best nuts out there, so this is a recipe constructed in order to praise the macadamia nut. Enjoy!



It’s really ok if you don’t like macadamia nuts. It confuses me of course, but really I understand. Just substitute in another nut, as long as it’s not a peanut…which is not even a nut, but we’ve been through this before. As long as you use some kind of nut it is ok by me.


Use macadamia nuts!


Yum!

We’ve done our fair share of super chocolatey cookies this year, but I had to throw one more into the mix. Let’s be honest, it probably won’t be my last either. Zach loves chocolate, I love chocolate, Cilantro (the puppy) WOULD love chocolate if he could eat it. I’m just assuming he would love it. These cookies were a home run (yes I am using a cheesy phrase). It deserves a cheesy phrase because they are just that excellent! They’re gooey and moist with just that added bit of crunch from the nuts and the chunks of white chocolate.


Super chocolatey!


White chocolate chunks =)

You could for sure use a white chocolate chip instead of a white chocolate chunk for this recipe. I used white chocolate chunks from a white chocolate bar because for a reason unbeknown to me I have an endless supply. Since I’ve started baking this season, one thing is for sure, I have an overabundance of ingredients to bake with. How did I collect such a hefty amount? Your answer is as good as mine. All I know is that I need to use these things up. I’m just going to guess that at some point in time these chocolate bars were on sale and I stocked up. I’m thinking November of ’94…ha just kidding, I was only 9, and let’s be honest they would have been gone by now since I had almost no self control when it comes to chocolate. Not to mention, that they probably wouldn’t taste very good if they were that old.


Use chunks for chips!


This is a good clean out your pantry recipe!

ANYWAY, I think using the white chocolate bar was a great idea, and now I don’t even know if I will go back to the chip. The chunk is just so much better! So if you have some extra ingredients lying around try to use them up before they go bad!


Delicious


Bundles of chocolate.

This is one of those cookies that it would probably be ok to add or reduce that amount of cocoa powder depending on your chocolatey preference. We love chocolate so I went a little overboard, but tone it down a notch if you would like. You won’t hurt my feelings and you will probably save a couple of teeth. Well everyone it’s been fun today. See you all tomorrow and try to enjoy this Monday as best you can!


Add or reduce the amount of cocoa powder you use!

 

Day 9 - Double Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies (whew)
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Yield
18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher fine salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup pure cane granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure cane DARK brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 white chocolate Ghirardelli® bar, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 350 degrees and situate a rack in the middle of the oven.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl of your stand mixer, with the paddle attachment fixed, cream together the butter, sugar and dark brown sugar until it is completely combined. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract, and beat again until combined.
  • In 1/2 cup increments, begin to integrate the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix each increment until completely incorporated. With a heavy wooden spoon gently fold in the nuts and chocolate.
  • On an ungreased cookie sheet, begin placing tablespoon-sized dollops of dough.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Hardware: * Stand Mixer (with paddle attachment fixed) or Hand Mixer * 2 Large Bowls * Heavy Wooden Spoon * Measuring Cups * Whisk * Cookie Sheets * Wire Racks (for cooling) *

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  • McgooD

    I made these for the family today and they smell and taste fantastic!! I do have one staff suggestion though you should probably change the name to “gain 10 pounds just smelling them” cookies :) it would be very handy if you gave alternate measurements for those of us making them outside the US we don’t have ghirardelli chocolate so I used our cadbury and guessed at how big an american chocolate bar would be :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/justine.sulia Justine Sulia

      I’m so glad the cookies came out tasty! I will definitely start putting other types of measurements in for some of the ingredients. Thanks for the suggestion! Cadbury is a PERFECT alternative. =)

  • MM

    I made these today and they turned out amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe. I used regular chocolate chunks instead of white chocolate because of what I had on hand – and they were a delicious gooey surprise inside. I am definitely making these again.

    • JustineSulia

      MM – I am so happy you tried them out and they came out yummy! I’m actually kind of jealous. I may have to make them again, using your method of regular chocolate, since I’m pretty sure that’s all I have on hand as well =). Happy baking!

  • Justine Kay

    Hi Justine! I made these today and they are AWESOME! they taste so good!! Love having a recipe from a fellow Justine! :)

    • JustineSulia

      Justine! Great name! =) I am so happy you tried them out, and I’m so happy they came out yummy for you! Thank you!

  • Shone

    I had a recipe like this years ago and have been trying to find it again ever since. This looks like the one! Im so excited to make these for Christmas. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine Sulia

      I hope you enjoy them Shone! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas!