Anne makes these cookies each holiday season, and they've gained quite the following. Among those in love with these cookies is Anne's personal trainer--a five foot nothing package of fierce. Seems everyone has their vice! It's understandable…these cookies are a great balance of sweet, tart and rich. Each bite delivers salty, roasted macadamias with tart-sweet cherries alongside smooth, buttery white chocolate. Such a decadent combo. And they make a lovely presentation…great for gift giving!
Makes 3 dozen cookies
Adapted from Epicurious.com
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 sticks softened unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Bourbon Vanilla Extract
2 large eggs
1cup tart dried cherries, roughly chopped
1 cup chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped roasted, salted Macadamia nuts (the roasted and salted part is important)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside. In a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugars, salt and Bourbon Vanilla Extract. Beat in the eggs one at a time, stopping to scrape the bowl. Beat in the dry ingredients a bit at a time, stopping to scrape the bowl. Stir in the cherries, white chocolate and macadamia nuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until lightly brown around the edges and firm in the center.