Chocolate Chip Macadamia or Pecan Cookies

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Total Time
25 mins
15 mins

Oh, oh, so very good! Found these on the Ghirardelli chocolate site. Once the dough is made, it must be refrigerated 1 hour.

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  1. Melt bittersweet chocolate bar (broken into pieces) in top of double boiler over hot water.
  2. Beat butter and sugars together on medium/hi speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Turn mixer down to lowest speed, add eggs and vanilla.
  4. In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder, if using.
  5. Add half of the melted chocolate.
  6. Stir until ingredients are well blended.
  7. Add remaining flour, stirring completely: add remaining remaining chocolate.
  8. Stir in chocolate chips and macadamia nuts or pecans.
  9. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  10. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  11. Drop 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie onto non-stick cookie sheet.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes at 350º (Adjust baking time accordingly for smaller cookies.).
  13. Remove cookies to wire rack.
  14. Store in airtight container at room temp or in freezer for longer storage.