Best Ever White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

SERVES 72  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 45 Min

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (I used Crisco)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups dry roasted macadamia nuts
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven 350°F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or electric mixer), combine butter, shortening and sugar. Beat on medium until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, extracts and mix until combined.

With mixer on low, sprinkle the flour, baking soda and salt into the bowl. Mix until just combined (do not over mix). Add macadamia nuts and chips. Mix until well combined.

Using a 1 tablespoon scooper, drop onto cookie sheet (about 2 inches apart).

Bake 9-11 minutes (until barely golden brown around the edges) and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Serve and enjoy.

COOK'S NOTES: You can use all butter, but you may want to chill the dough for about 30 minutes, or it will spread while baking. 
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

Baking Sheet
1 Tablespoon Scooper
Parchment paper
Vanilla Extract
Almond Extract