Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies
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Macadamias add some crunch to these chewy cookies, while brown sugar and vanilla extract bring out notes of caramel. Recipe courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas.
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, such as nielsen-massey madagascar bourbon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  1. Cream the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer on a medium speed until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, and cinnamon and mix well. Stir in the macadamia nuts. Chill for 2 hours.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an insulated cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.