Thursday, May 12, 2005

Macadamia Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries

Macadamia Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries (Adapted from CL)

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
2/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.

In a food processor, add nuts - process until smooth and the nuts have released their oils, scraping down the sides if needed, about 3 to 4 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together macadamia butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar until well combined. Beat in vanilla and egg. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined, stir in cranberries. If the dough is sticky at all, place in the refrigerator to chill for about 10 minutes.

Evenly divide the dough into 24 balls - I used a tablespoon cookie scoop. Press the top of each ball into the remaining tablespoon of granulated sugar - set the balls on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, sugar side up. Use a fork to gently press the top of each cookie down - press again in the opposite direction to form a crisscross pattern. If the fork starts to stick, dip it in water and continue on.

Bake until golden, about 9 to 11 minutes. Remove and transfer cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Makes 24 cookies.

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  1. I love reading your blog, even though I rarely bake these days since my husband's heart attack. I am really intrigued by your reference to homemade nut butter - are you really telling me that you just whizz up the nuts? No need to add extra oil? Or any of the other nasties that you find in most commercial nut butters? And no need to roast them first? SOOOOO exciting ... and inspiring

    Thank you


  2. Joanna - Yup, these nuts don't need anything else. I don't add anything to peanuts either, but some others, like cashew, need a little help with a bit of oil.

  3. is this supposed to come out chewy?

  4. Elaine - at the end of our recipes there is a link you can click on that says "Just found the recipe? Click here to see where we talked about it!". This will bring you to the main part of our blog where we talked about how the recipe turned out!