Have you ever had your heart set on a certain food and then you arrive at the place salivating and that food is not there? My heart was broken last week – in the cold rain, no less – while searching for snack for Sunday school so I was being sort of holy... (Can you hear the violins playing in the background signifying my sorrow and woes? A teardrop falls...) Empire Baking Company used to serve delicious chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts. I must have been their only fan because they have stopped. My kids are fine with that because the M&M cookies are still available. I love the crisp, clean crunch of a macadamia nut. I used the basic Tollhouse cookie recipe (yep, the one on the back of the semi-sweet morsels bag), chopped macadamia nuts with my nut chopper, stirred and baked.
  1. As a kid, my mom would make Brussels sprouts for dinner. My dad cheerily would say “can you feel the vitamins coursing through your veins?” Ummmno.
  2. Jennifer Laws We let's see. I have an amazing husband, David and 5 kids. Monte, 15, Lauryn, 13, Ryne, 8, Meghan,5 and Deats, 4. I own my own bakery and spend.
In the words of Cookie Monster: 'Me want cookie! Me eat cookie! Om nom nom nom.'

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Ingredients
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    Chocolate Chip Cookies
    with Macadamia Nuts
  1. 2 ¼ c all-purpose flour
  2. 1 t baking soda
  3. 1 t salt
  4. 1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  5. ¾ C sugar
  6. ¾ C packed brown sugar
  7. 1 t vanilla
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 2 C Nestle® Toll House® semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  10. 1 C chopped macadamia nuts (yes, you can use any type of nut or no nut at all)
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Place ingredients 4-7 in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well into the mixture. Gradually and slowly (so as not to create a dust storm) beat in ingredients 1-3. Pour in chocolate chips and nuts and stir.

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(I like to refrigerate the dough for at least 5 minutes – the colder dough rolled into a ball tends to create thicker cookies).
Spoon about a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown (mine take 14 minutes since they are cool from the ‘frig and are in a ball).
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I miss the cookies, Empire, but you still make the best challah in town.
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