1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cups flour
1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) macadamia nuts, finely chopped
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
In a small bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in nuts (dough will be stiff); set aside.
For filling, melt chocolate chips in a microwave; stir until smooth. Stir in nuts; cool slightly. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Shape teaspoonfuls of dough around each piece of chilled chocolate/nut mixture so it is completely covered. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire racks.