Saturday, September 4, 2010
For Saturday, September 4th, 2010
I hope you still feel small
when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance...
I hope you dance...
From the song 'I Hope You Dance'
Today is National Macadamia Nut Day
Bite into these little macadamia nut cookies and get a mouthful of chocolate.
3/4 (1-1/2 sticks) cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups unsilfted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3.25 ounces macadamia nuts (about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups)
chocolate kisses candy
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat well. Mix flour, baking powered, salt until combined. Add flour mixture and ground macadamia nuts to creamed butter and sugar. Mix until blended.
Form 1-inch balls of dough and press a chocolate candy kiss into the center of each, taking care that the chocolate candy kiss is completely covered and enclosed. Bake 12 minutes lined cookie sheet. Do not over-bake. Cool on wire racks.
Serve as is. You may also frost with icing or top with powdered sugar.
Yield: 3 to 4 dozen
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