White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies- Soft on the inside, golden on the outside, these decadent cookies are sure to be a favorite!
Do you set New Year’s resolutions? I do. I love setting goals. I’m kind of obsessed with it, really. I’ve learned that the key to successful goal making is to set a few really reachable goals.
For example, instead of “I will not yell at my kids this year,” say “I will not yell at my kids till after breakfast.”
Instead of “I will keep my entire house clean and organized,” it could be “I will make sure there is always a path from my bed to the bathroom so I don’t fall and break my neck in the middle of the night.”
Instead of “I will keep on top of the laundry and never have piles in the laundry room,” I might try “I will wash the sheets at least twice this year.”
These goals are more attainable. I am able to cross them off my list. This makes me feel happy. And successful. When I feel success, I am more likely to accomplish the bigger goals, like sending birthday cards to all my family members this year, reading scriptures every day, spending a little less time on the computer and more time playing with my boys.
One of my goals this year (just like every year, sigh) is to loose weight. We bought a treadmill (which I love). I am going to use it. I am going to consume a little less food.
But this year I have a secret plan. I am going to post lots of yummy and fattening recipes. I am going to make them and share them with my neighbors. (Especially the skinny ones.) I figure that if I fatten up the general population, I will look much thinner. Even if I only loose a little weight. Isn’t it brilliant?!?
And you are all going to help me attain my goal, right? That’s what a good friend would do. 2009 is going to be a great year, I can just feel it!
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp maple flavoring
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups vanilla or white chips
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts or pecans
Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and flavorings and beat well. Stir in dry ingredients. Add chips and nuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen
Notes: -The maple flavoring is what gives these cookies their amazing taste, so don’t leave it out.
-You may need more or less flour, depending on the size of your eggs.