Category Archives: Dessert

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

There’s nothing better than the smell of cookies baking in your kitchen. Even though it’s been pretty warm recently and turning on the oven isn’t that appealing right now, it’s worth it to smell cookies! I love white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Though I’m not a huge sweets person, I can make an exception for cookies.

I decided to bake cookies last weekend to bring to work and share with my coworkers. The key to baking sweets is getting them out of the house as quickly as possible. Otherwise, the hubs and I will eat them all and they will be gone in minutes… The white chocolate macadamia nut cookies were a hit at the office and at the end of the day, there were no cookies left to bring home! Success!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, and egg yolk. Gradually add in flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just combined. Stir in the chopped macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips by hand.

On a parchament-lined cooking sheet, drop dough by the spoonful, an inch apart. Place cookie sheet in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes until cookies are slightly golden.

Allow cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for about four minutes, then place cookies on a wire rack to continue cooling.

Source: For the Love of Cooking

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Posted by on June 21, 2013 in Dessert


Cannoli Cream Dip

Welcome to the NFL playoffs. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Football watching parties, loud and rowdy fans screaming at the television (uh, yes, me), and delicious appetizers and dessert to munch on. What’s not to love? And, it all culminates with the Super Bowl, the ultimate sports party.

In anticipation of the Super Bowl, I found a very simple recipe for a cannoli dip, served with strawberries. This is the perfect sweet snack for game day and you don’t feel quite as guilty as you might with other dessert options. This dip is great served with graham crackers, too. Delicious!

A photo of strawberries and a cannoli cream dip.

15 oz. ricotta cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Strawberries and graham crackers for dipping

Combine the ricotta cheese and sugar in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Transfer the blended mixture to a medium-sized bowl and stir in cinnamon, vanilla, and most of the mini chocolate chips. Place dip in a serving bowl and top with remaining chocolate chips. Serve with strawberries and graham crackers.

Dip can be made in advance and stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Source: The Well-fed Newlyweds

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Posted by on January 8, 2012 in Dessert


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