Sunday, February 15, 2009

Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

A couple of weekends ago we watched an episode of Diary of a Foodie: Hawaii’s Big Island. The Gourmet test kitchen made these cookies. They really looked good. I bought the ingredients I needed and made them today. They are really easy to put together. Instead of one large circle I put them in 2 8" round cake pans. The next day these are better than the first day. When I make them again I would add more chocolate chunks.

Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chunk Shortbread


6 oz salted dry-roasted macadamia nuts (1 1/2 cups)
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 oz milk chocolate, chopped, used Dove chocolate


Preheat oven to 375º degrees. Rack placed in center.
Toast nuts until golden brown. I used a cast-iron skillet on the stove top. They suggested to place in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
Rough chop the nuts and chocolate bar.

Place butter, sugars, vanilla and salt in stand up mixer. Blend until well combined.
Stir in flour, nuts and chocolate mix until forms soft dough.

I divided dough between 2 8" round cake pans and press 1/2" thick.
Score top of each with scrapper before baking.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Cut into wedges while warm. Transfer onto cool rack for another 30 minutes. Store in air tight container.


Rosemary said...

My mouth is drooling at the delicious looking shortbread.

Abby said...

Macadamias are one of my fave kinds of nuts. This looks great.

Hendria said...

Rosemary...thanks for the comment...

Abby .... thanks for the comment... :)

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Skeeter said...

They look divine!

Hendria said...

Skeeter.... thanks for the comment they were very good...very rich though.... :)

Dan said...

These were exceptional, sweet and savory at the same time. Thanks for making them.

Hendria said...

Dan.... you are welcome... :)


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