OK  First cookie blog……..Here’s the recipe

  • Ingredients:
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup macadamia nuts
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • Variation: Substitute ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder for ¼ cup of the flour.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease two baking sheets or line with nonstick baking parchment.

Put butter and shortening in a mixing bowl and beat until soft. Add the brown sugar, and cream together until light and fluffy. Gradually add the egg, beating well between each addition.

Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and fold into butter mixture with the nuts and milk to make a fairly firm dough. Place small teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing well apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until light golden-brown. Leave to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.


So it’s my first time making this cookie, and because, I was short on time this week, I was unable to devote the time I really needed for a first time recipe. I also needed to make a substantial amount for my party, so I made two versions.

One was original and the other chocolate. Overall, it’s not a bad cookie. I’m not wild about the shape. I do like the texture, and that it is more on the savory side.

But it needs a little extra moisture and a bit more salt. This is why I like to perfect a recipe before I take it to a party with everyone in town. But that is the point of this cookie blog, it’s to try things I have never done.

Hoping to inspire others to do the same.


So I managed to get it all done, and please my boss, my friends, and most of all myself.  Until next time…….