Friday, March 13, 2009

Paula Deen's White Chocolate Cherry Chunkies

Paula Deen's White Chocolate Cherry Chunkies
Cook Time: 13 min
1 stick(s) (8 Tbsp. unsalted) butter, softened
1 cup(s) (packed) brown sugar
1 cup(s) (granulated) sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
3 cup(s) flour
1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
2 tablespoon(s) milk
1 cup(s) (chopped) macadamia nuts
1/2 cup(s) (candied ) cherries, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cup(s) white chocolate chunks or chips
1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease a large cookie sheet and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, with electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until just combined. Set aside.
3. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt in separate bowl. With mixer on low speed, add milk to the butter mixture, then add the flour mixture. Beat until just combined (batter should be stiff).
4. In another bowl, combine nuts, cherries and white chocolate chunks. Stir into batter with wooden spoon just until blended. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 11 to 13 minutes, or until golden, then transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

2 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Lauren said...

Did you cheat? were they wonderful? they look good... but where do you get "candied cherries?" Isn't that a Christmas thing??

Lisa said...

I didn't cheat, and they weren't very good! I used marrachino cherrys (they are they same thing "candied cherries" not just fresh cherries). We are taking them to the boys in Seattle today. I'm still looking for the uber delicious cookies from Disney land... one of these days....