These rich drop cookies taste like chocolate-covered macadamia nut candies. Take care not to overbake the tasty treats; their centers should remain soft and chewy.
8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups unsalted roasted macadamia nuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened flaked dried coconut (4 oz.)
How to Make It
In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (bottom of bowl should not touch water), stir chopped chocolate and butter often until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from over water and let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add chocolate mixture and beat until well blended. Stir in flour and baking powder, then beat just until moistened. Stir in macadamia nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut.
Drop dough in 1-tablespoon portions, about 2 inches apart, onto buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.
Bake cookies in a 350° oven just until firm on the edges but still soft when pressed in the middle, 8 to 10 minutes (see notes); if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.
An absolutely amazing cookie. I served tham at a staff meeting and they were a big hit. I received several requests for the recipe which I was happy to share. I didn't change the recipe at all and they came out picture perfect!
Easy to make, and good. If you like chocolate you can't go wrong. I did have to flatten the rolled dough to get the cookies to look like the picture, my first pan turned out in clumps, but that didnt affect the taste!
Very easy to make recipe with incredible results. I didn't have macadamia nuts on hand so I used hazelnuts. I pulsed the nuts in the food processer as they are a bit harder than macadamias. These are VERY good.
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