My oldest child, The Musician, is competitive like no one else I know. He has to win. That’s why I made these cookies….and yet, when I get to the end of the story, you may agree with me that it was the other guy who really won. It all started with one of those “my mother is better than your mother” banters. I can only be thankful it wasn’t a “Yo mama” joke instead…right? Anyway. The guys bet each other that their mother would drive faster and get to our development before the other. I arrived to pick up my sons and they all piled in the car like there was a swarm of bees outside and started yelling at me to get going.
As I drove toward home, they started explaining that we were in a race with our friends. About halfway home, a car shot by us and the Musician got a text from his friend telling him we lost. Suddenly cookies are brought into the mix. “My mother will bake your mother cookies if she will slow down!” HUH?! Excuse me? I will what? “Okay, but they have to be white chocolate macadamia cookies.” It’s a darned good thing I am a (mostly) good sport. I must admit I did grumble for fifteen a minute.
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 12 ounce package white chocolate chips
- ½ cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
- Cream the butter and sugar.
- Add the eggs and vanilla.
- Scrape down the bowl and mix a bit more to make sure everything is equally mixed.
- Combine the dry ingredients and add to the bowl, mixing well.
- Fold in the chips and nuts.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack.