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Chewy-Nutty White Chocolate Cookies

I feel like I’ve mastered the chewy, bakery-style cookie.

Super chewy cookies full of roasted mixed nuts and white chocolate | spachethespatula.com #recipeYou know the kind…they have just enough toothsome bite, but they aren’t at all crunchy. Yep, these are those!

But before we talk more about these delicious delights, can we talk about trampoline dodgeball? Yes, that’s a thing, and yes, I am on a trampoline dodgeball *team*, lol. And, it’s exactly what it sounds like…dodgeball played on a humongous trampoline!

Actually, I’ve been playing for a few seasons, but I never brought it up before because I am completely and utterly horrible…just dreadful at it! I can’t throw worth a damn, and until last night, I couldn’t catch, either! But! I finally contributed! I actually caught like 5 balls! I was on fire!

Super chewy cookies full of roasted mixed nuts and white chocolate | spachethespatula.com #recipe Super chewy cookies full of roasted mixed nuts and white chocolate | spachethespatula.com #recipeOkay, now that I got my bragging out of the way, let’s talk chewy cookie goodness.

So, what’s the secret to ultra chewy, bakery-style cookies?

  1. A bit of cornstarch
  2. An extra egg yolk
  3. Half butter, half shortening
  4. Underbaking the cookies, slightly

Those are my 4 tips that make the best chewy cookies! These have lots of chopped, roasted and salted nuts in them, and white chocolate. They’re salty, and sweet, and totally tasty. Mikey said they taste exactly like Costco’s white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, which he assured me is a good thing!

However, you can feel free to switch up the mix-ins to make your favorite type of chewy cookie!

Super chewy cookies full of roasted mixed nuts and white chocolate | spachethespatula.com #recipe Super chewy cookies full of roasted mixed nuts and white chocolate | spachethespatula.com #recipe

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Chewy-Nutty White Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 20ish cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ~1 cup mixed roasted and salted chopped nuts
  • ~1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, shortening, and sugar at medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add in the egg and egg yolk, and the vanilla and beat for 3 more minutes until fluffy. Add in the flour mixture and the chocolate and nuts, and beat on low until combined.
  3. Using a large (3 tablespoon-sized) cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto silicone baking mat (or parchment paper)-lined baking sheets an inch or two apart. Place the tray in the freezer.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. When the oven has finished preheating, take the dough out of the freezer and bake for 12 minutes. It should look a little underdone when you take it out.
  5. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheets before moving to a wire baking rack to cool completely.

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4 Responses to “Chewy-Nutty White Chocolate Cookies”

  1. CakePants — November 6, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Wow, these look wonderfully chewy and full of nutty goodness! Thanks for sharing your tips about chewy cookies. I can’t wait to try them! 

    • Rachael replied: — November 6th, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

      Aw, thank you!

  2. Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com — November 10, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Wait, WHAT? Trampoline dodgeball?! That sounds amazing and also super scary! 
    Know what’s amazing and NOT super scary? These cookies! Love bakery-style cookies and love the white chocolate twist!

    • Rachael replied: — November 11th, 2015 @ 12:01 am

      Oh my gosh, honestly, it is pretty scary!! I’m always worried I’n going to break something! LOL

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