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: 40 cookiesHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 40 cookies


  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup butter-flavored shortening
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ 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" balls; place on baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes.