Chocolate Macadamia Clusters
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 large egg
1/4 cup (2 ounce) unsweetened chocolate, melted, cooled
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or hazelnuts
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a mixing bowl with electric beaters, cream together sugar, butter and egg.
Mix in cooled chocolate, buttermilk and vanilla until blended.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and nuts in a separate bowl; add to chocolate mixture.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto buttered baking sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when cookie is touched lightly in center.
Remove at once from baking sheet to wire rack to cool.