Sunday, December 14, 2008

A family cookie recipe

Macadamia Nut shortbread cookies - Makes 12 dozen!
adapted from the Maui 4H Cookbook

2 cups butter
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2-3 cups coarsely chopped macadamia nuts

Preheat the oven to 325F. Cream together the butter and sugar. Next, add the egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Then slowly mix in the macadamia nuts.

Form the dough into 4-6 rectangular rolls (1-2 cups each), wrap them in waxed paper, and chill. Slice and bake them on a lightly greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper) at 325 for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on racks and store in an airtight container. They are best after resting for 1 day.

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