25 November 2011

Black Raspberry Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

black raspberries


From Denny:  Who doesn't love raspberries for the holidays?  This cookie is dripping with butter, chocolate goodness, black raspberry liqueur and chock full of macadamia nuts.  Not a lot of sugar and flour either to make them.

It's a rich cookie - but easy to make - to impress your family and friends.  Of course, that's if they ever get a chance to taste them!  Beware of the kitchen cookie gremlins.  They lurk in the most unexpected places. :)




Black Raspberry Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Makes: 5 to 6 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1 (12 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, cut into tablespoons

2 eggs

1 tablespoon black raspberry liqueur

1/2 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups macadamia nuts, chopped

Directions:

Place 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips in 3-quart saucepan. On low heat, melt chips, stirring constantly. Turn off heat. Stir in brown sugar, butter, eggs and liqueur with wooden spoon until well blended. Add flour and baking powder. Stir in reserved 1/2 cup chocolate chips and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes or until puffed and set to the touch. Let stand 1 minute before removing from baking sheet.

Microwave Version: Place 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips in large microwaveable bowl in oven. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in brown sugar, butter, eggs and liqueur until well-blended. Add flour and baking powder. Stir in reserved 1/2 cup chocolate chips and nuts. Bake as above.

Make Ahead: The dough can be mixed ahead and refrigerated until baked. The baking time is the same as above.


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