Macadamia Nut Chocolate Cherry Bombs

by Michelle on October 6, 2010

It appears as if I am on a Cookie roll here at Spend-A-Buck Farm and I am having a great time! This is the third batch of cookies I’ve made in the last ten days and Mr. Tastebuds could not be happier.

The below recipe I’ve used forever and you can mix just about any nut, chocolate chip or dried fruit and it always turns out well. And you can double or half the recipe with no problem. It’s easy and fast and I’ve made it so many times, I rarely ever have to refer to the written recipe any more. My Great Grama rarely ever used a recipe and I am getting more and more like Grama every day!

I was just going to add the White and Dark Chocolate Chips but I was tweeting with @gypsyhooker and she suggested adding the Dried Cherries. The Dried Sweet Cherries worked out very well with the White and Dark Chocolate and definitely lit the fuse for the Cherry Bomb Cookies! Thank you Shannon!!

Macadamia Nut Chocolate Cherry Bombs
Recipe developed in the kitchen of BigBlackDog

1/2 c Butter, cold but not hard
1 c Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 c flour
1/4 c Bread Flour
1 tsp Vanilla
1/8 tsp Salt
1 c Macadamia Nuts, crushed
1/2 c White Chocolate Chips
1/2 c Semi-sweet Dark Chocolate Chips
1/2 c Dried Sweet Cherries

Cut cold butter into 1″ chunks. With an electric hand mixer, cream cold Butter and Brown Sugar. Add Egg, Vanilla and Salt and mix well. Gradually add the flours and only mix until flour is completely blended, careful to not over mix the dough. By hand, with a spatula mix in the Dried Cherries, White and Dark Chocolate Chips.

Refrigerate the cookie dough, at least 1-2 hours, until thoroughly chilled.

Place the Macadamia Nuts in a small plastic bag. Using either a mallet, hammer or rolling pin crush the nuts. I use my little Hand-crank Nut Chopper and it works great! Love my Nut Chopper!

Take a well-rounded tsp of refrigerated dough and roll it into a ball. Then roll the ball of cookie dough in the crushed Macadamia Nuts, making sure to coat the entire ball with nuts.

Place balls of dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet about 2″ a part. Bake at 325 degrees until the bottoms are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. Makes about 24-2″ cookies.

NOTE: These cookies are best if baked when dough is cold. If the dough has softened to room temperature, just pop the sheet of unbaked cookies into the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes and then put them in the oven to bake.

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  • Pattie and Allie October 6, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Michelle, these look awesome! I’m going to be very restricted for the next 7 weeks, but I think I’ll be able to manage cookies! YUM!
    xoxo Pattie

  • Barbara Bakes October 6, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Great twist on a macadamia nut cookie. I love dried cherries.

  • Noelle October 6, 2010 at 8:39 am

    These look and sound yummy! I need to cook more with macadamia nuts.

  • A Canadian Foodie October 6, 2010 at 9:33 am

    These would be deadly. I just posted a chocolate cherry hazelnut “bomb” and thought this would be similar – but not at all. I can taste the buttery delicate goodness.
    YUM!
    :)
    Valerie

  • Bonnie- October 6, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I love anything with dried cherries. I could just eat cookies all day (no meals) and be happy. These look sof t and delicious.

  • maria October 6, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I am always up for cookies!

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  • Jenny Flake October 6, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Those look incredible! Love the name of them too :)

  • Kayte October 6, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    OOOHHHH…must try these! And don’t you dare tell the guys!

  • Joanne October 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    MMMM good call on the dried cherries! These babies look fantastic! There are only a handful of recipes that I can make with no…recipe. So I think it’s quite a feat!

  • Tracy October 7, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Yum, these look great!

  • kat October 7, 2010 at 9:22 am

    My MIL is bringing me 4lbs of dried MI cherries today so this will go on the baking list.

  • Sheila October 7, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Sounds divine!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  • Lisa October 7, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    What a delicious combination of mix-ins.

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify October 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    This is a great recipe!

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