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Triple Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Triple Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

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Ingredients

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

10 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate

1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 teaspoons instant coffee

3 large eggs

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk chocolate, chopped into large bits

1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped into large bits

1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Method

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Set aside.

Melt the 10 ounces of bittersweet chocolate with the butter in a double boiler
over low
heat. Remove from heat, and place the top part of the double boiler over a pan
filled with
warm water to prevent the chocolate from hardening.
In a small bowl, mix the
vanilla and
coffee until the coffee is completely dissolved. Add to melted chocolate and
stir.
In
another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs, brown sugar and white
sugar.
Place
this bowl on a pot containing hot water (not boiling). Continue mixing by hand
until the
mixture is warm. Remove the bowl from the hot water.
Using the electric mixer,
beat the
egg mixture for approximately 5 minutes or until it is pale yellow, thick, and
cool.
Fold
into melted chocolate. Fold in the flour. Add chopped chocolate and nuts, stir.

Line a
baking sheet with parchment paper.
Drop on a baking sheet by heaping tablespoonfulls,
leaving 1 1/2 inches between cookies. Lightly flatten cookies with a floured
fork. Place in
the upper part of the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies
are golden.

Remove from oven and let cool 3 minutes, then place cookies on a cooling rack.
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