I learned two things while creating this recipe. First, this dough was NOT meant to be biscotti. Second, it doesn’t matter because apparently, my family doesn’t care for biscotti anyway. When I tried making this dough into biscotti it was a huge fail. The edges were burning and the center was puffing up. However, one bite into the middle puffy area and I knew I needed to find a way to use this dough for something else.
Take two and I discovered success in cookies! I have served a lot of different cookies to family, friends and co-workers over the years. I have never received more complements than I have with these cookies. The rustic appearance gives the impression that these might be a crispy cookie but they are actually quite soft inside. The bonus is that they still taste great dipped in coffee so feel free to indulge for breakfast.
- This dough is thick. Be sure to use a stand mixer so you don’t burn out your electric hand mixer.
- If you need to approach this recipe in steps, combine your dry ingredients and then cover the bowl with plastic wrap until you’re ready to finish the recipe.
Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Makes 3 dozen cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raw macadamia nut pieces
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat brown sugar with granulated sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients 1 cup at a time. Stir in macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.
Scoop tablespoon-sized mounds of cookie dough and place on the parchment paper. Leave 2-inches between the cookies. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and transfer the cookies from the parchment to cooling racks.