Vanilla Bean-White Chocolate Chip Cookies

For more vanilla flavor, place the vanilla bean in the 3/4 cup of sugar the day before you want to use it.

Makes: 24 cookiesHands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Mexican vanilla bean
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  • Cream together butter, shortening, and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and seeds and pulp from inside of vanilla bean; mix well.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes, or until cookies are almost done. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cookie centers will finish baking as they cool.

Recipe Information

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Mexican vanilla bean
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  • Cream together butter, shortening, and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and seeds and pulp from inside of vanilla bean; mix well.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes, or until cookies are almost done. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cookie centers will finish baking as they cool.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories310
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium200mg
Total Carbohydrate33g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars24g
Protein4g