- Chef C - did you see ____movie?
- Me - no
- Chef C - here's a brief synopsis...
- Me - (puts down heavy pot)
- Twenty minutes go by.
- Whole movie plot scene by scene revealed.
- The end.
Recent studies have proven what cookie lovers have known for ages-that sugar is addictive. In fact-the high fat and sugar found in many cookies will stimulate the same parts of the brain that cocaine and morphine do!
Beloved cookie addicts, have I got a drug for you.
Macadamia lace cookies, commonly referred to in the kitchen as Mac crack, are 100% fat and sugar, with a healthy dose of salt to make things interesting. They are crisp, buttery, caramely sweet and super salty, and once you have one bite, you will want more. And more. Plus, they are fast to put together! So you can feed your addiction anytime you like.
Macadamia lace cookies
Or Mac crack
2 cups unsalted macadamia nuts (or the dry roasted ones-just reduce the salt if you use them)
2 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons sea salt
8 ounces unsalted butter, melted
1 TB vanilla extract
preheat your oven to 350F
In a food processor (I cant imagine trying to do this by hand) grind together the nuts, sugar and salt until the nuts are VERY FINE-almost like you have made macadamia sugar.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, butter and vanilla.
Stir the two together-there is no flour, so you don’t have to worry about developing gluten here!
Scoop with a teaspoon-these cookies SPREAD like crazy, so be sure to leave plenty of room-at least 3inches-around each cookie-onto, ideally, a silpat lined cookie sheet. Parchment paper will still work here-but you may have some sticking issues with it. If you are serious about cookie baking, candy making, and the environment, I can’t recommend silpat pan liners more. They are amazing!
Bake until the centers are bubbling, and the cookies are a amber color-about 15 minutes.
Cool completely before attempting to remove from pan.
Happy weekend people! May it be filled with sweetness.