Here we are again with another installment of The "Bake It, Make It & Take It" Show! Doesn't that sound like the newest reality game show to you? Or a Soap Opera? Contestants in teams of two would get the "secret recipe" the week before, then go through hoops to buy the ingredients from dispicable vendors, bake the cookies in ill-equipped kitchens, and then strut their stuff in the talent and swimsuit competitions. It would end in a massive cookie eating contest and finally with an all out food fight! Oh, if only those shows were as tasty as these White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!
Use a cookie scoop for the nicest and roundest cookies!
I gave Erika from Stampin' Mama the recipe a while ago and she wanted to make them in the worst way. But you see, Erika has a confession to make. She says, "I've never been a fan of white chocolate. I know a lot of people LOVE white chocolate, but I have tried and tried, since I was a kid, to like it but I just can't. It's like a food item that wants so badly to be chocolate, it strives to be like chocolate, it even calls itself "chocolate" but it will never be chocolate." Poor girl! Can you imagine NOT liking white chocolate? Who's daughter does she think she is anyway?
So, like any good chocoholic girl would do, she substituted a large bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips for the white chocolate, and pecans for the macadamia nuts. It just goes to show you, when life gives you white chocolate, you can always find a substitute! I'll show you her photos of the chocolate pecan cookies she made and photos of the White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies I made. Make them both and see which ones you like the best! Either way, you better pour a BIG glass of cold milk for these babies. You're gonna need it!
Because this batch makes 48 good-sized cookies, you're probably going
to want to give some away as gifts. (You can cut the recipe in half if you must!) Erika worked her magic again and designed an adorable little gift box for you to showcase these sinfully rich cookies in. She used a basic origami box design, stamps by GinaK Designs, Very
Vanilla grosgrain ribbon and markers from Stampin' Up. Anyone receiving this gift would feel lucky indeed! For all you stampers and crafters reading this, you'll need to jump on over to Stampin' Mama for all the important details and complete directions on how-to make these gorgeous boxes.
Then, Blast on over to Suite101 for the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie recipe. When you get there, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Print Article" button for a nice looking recipe. You can even click the "Email Article" button to send it to all your friends!