Sausalito Cookies

These cookies cook a little longer to achieve a crisper texture. If you like them soft and chewy, take them out a minute or two sooner. If you like them thinner and flatter, use all butter rather than part shortening.

Makes: 40Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 40


  • 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1⁄2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 12 oz. milk chocolate, chopped in large chunks


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
  • Beat butter and shortening until well blended. Beat in sugars until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients; blend well. Stir chocolate and nuts into dough.
  • Form 1-inch balls; place on baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes.