Dark Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Loosing the links sidebar was a real adventure, folks.  Luckily someone on the WordPress message boards was able to help me out.  Turns out the coconut milk dinner rolls did me in!  Thankfully it’s fixed and I have most of the links back up.  The nature ones and “other” I’ve yet to reenter though.  Soon enough!

This is going to be a quick post–it’s been a long week for me, first six days of teacher training and all–but I just have to share a recipe that helped me get through the madness: Dark Chocolate Macadamia Cookies.

When I was up in Roanoke I attended the graduating students’ reading.  It was great to hear the graduating MFA students read (not so great to hear the college seniors read–I mean, some were good, but the majority read too long) and great to meet the current 1st years I’ll be studying with next year and the faculty members I hadn’t met before.  Even better is the fact that after every reading the department holds a reception with hummus, nuts, beer, and wine.  My ice cold Yuengling and macadamia nut popping kept me going after a day of 7 hours of driving coupled with a 2 hour long reading (my butt was so sore!!!).  A fellow I’ll call Leschenberg, a 1st year, gave me the leftover can of macadamia nuts and thus became my new favorite person.

While the nuts have kept me going this week, the nuts in a dark chocolate cookie were the real nourishment factor.  Ok, maybe just the happiness factor.  But I think that counts for a lot when one’s not happy because of certain circumstances.  Imagine a super dark, super moist, super rich chocolate cakey cookie topped with a large, salty, luscious macadamia nut.  Exactly.  You’re on the same page as me, right?

Dark Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

adapted from Vegan Cookies

1/6 c canola oil
1/3 c sugar
1/8 c soy milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
2/3 c flour
1/4 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/14 tsp salt
a couple of macadamia nuts

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the oil, sugar, soy milk, and extracts.

Sift in the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt and stir until completely mixed. Add a bit more flour if the dough looks wet.

Shape into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a lightly oiled or parchment-lined baking sheet. Press a macadamia nut into the center of each cookie and bake for 9 minutes.

Makes 6-8 cookies depending on how big you make them.

19 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Macadamia Cookies”
  1. Shelby says:

    Oh my gosh, how cute! I love the little nut in the middle =)

  2. abracapocus says:

    “makes 6-8″ so, one serving, right? ;-)

  3. veggiebelly says:

    glad to know your links are back up! i’m SO making these cookies!!

  4. shellyfish says:

    So glad you got the blogdiggity worked out! Those cookies should be illegal! I would eat them all!

  5. Leigh says:

    Yes! Those cookies look right up my alley. I’ll take 6-8, please.

  6. Mihl says:

    Wow, those look good!

  7. jessy says:

    wow – a lot of driving and a lot of sitting and listening, too. that’s pretty sweet that the receptions have some booze ‘n tasty eats though…your dark chocolate macadamia cookies sound like heaven. i looooooove dark chocolate, and if you say macadamias you better believe i’m in! mmmmmmmmmmm!

  8. Diann says:

    Fabulous looking cookies!

  9. Sal says:

    i could go for one of those right now! i can’t remember the last time I had macadamias but I love them!

  10. That is a wonderful looking recipe! Can’t wait to try it. Love chocolate and macadamias :) MMmmmmm :)

  11. anudivya says:

    That black and white contrast is just lovely. Beautiful cookie.

  12. Barbara says:

    If anything could get one through the madness of the day, it’s this recipe for Dark Chocolate Macadamia Cookies, Jes. Divine!

  13. JennShaggy says:

    Haha want to know the saddest thing ever? When I go to San Fran, I don’t buy cool clothes. I don’t pay for tours or museums. I buy vegan cheese.

  14. Jodye says:

    These look decadent and delicious! I feel a chocolate craving coming on…

  15. lazysmurf says:

    those look so good!

  16. Amanda says:

    um um yum..macadamia nuts with chocolate..oh, and I still need to make your coconut milk dinner rolls..been dreamin of them!

  17. duodishes says:

    You’re good for making such small servings. When it comes to cookies, especially good cookies, we have a hard time.

  18. Natalie says:

    These turned out dry and seemingly flavorless :/ I followed this recipe exactly but no dice!

    • Jes says:

      Aw, sad! Mine were slightly dry too, but I just fixed that by dunking them in some soy milk :) I’m sorry it didn’t turn out well!

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