Every year around Christmastime I try out a new cookie recipe and share the results with whoever's willing to eat it. This year it was chocolate macadamia chewies. Here's the recipe if you want to try it out yourself. [I didn't take any pictures of the cookies, sorry -- they all got eaten before I thought to! I guess that means they were pretty good.]
Chocolate Macadamia Chewies
3/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1+3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1+1/4 cup M&Ms
Preheat oven to 350 F. In large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Blend in nuts and coconut. Stir in M&Ms. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls about two inches apart onto ungreased cookie seets; flatten slightly with back of spoon.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Do not overbake. Cool one minute on cookie sheets then remove cookies to wire racks.
Makes about four dozen cookies
Happy holidays from me and Pat!