Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup vanilla baking chips
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1 In a medium bowl set aside flour, baking soda and salt.
2 Cream together white sugar, light brown sugar and
butter (do not use
shortening). Add slightly beaten eggs and vanilla.
3 Add flour mixture until just mixed. Stir in vanilla chips, macadamia
nuts and dried cranberries.
4 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place on ungreased
cookie sheet by small scoop or rounded teaspoon. Bake
for 10 minutes or just
until set. Remove from oven and let cool. Cookies will
5 Variations: To make chocolate cookies - omit 1/2 cup flour and
replace with 1/2 cup cocoa. To make refrigerator
cookies - Roll dough into 2
rolls, wrap with plastic wrap and chill or freeze. (If
you freeze the dough -
thaw for at least 1/2 hr). Slice 1 inch slices - cut
into 4 and place on
baking sheet point up. For fancier cookies: Drizzle
melted white chocolate on
chocolate cookies and melted dark chocolate on the white cookie.