Chocolate Macadamia Clusters
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. Clusters:
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a mixing bowl with electric beaters, cream together sugar, butter and egg.
  3. Mix in cooled chocolate, buttermilk and vanilla until blended.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and nuts in a separate bowl; add to chocolate mixture.
  5. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto buttered baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when cookie is touched lightly in center.
  7. Remove at once from baking sheet to wire rack to cool.