Visiting with company gives us a warm, cozy feeling that's hard to match with any other Sunday afternoon event. Maybe you're having people over to see you're new renovated kitchen with marble counter tops (I will marry any man who can do this for me), or going to a boyfriend's grandmother's home for a first visit. Either way, sharing cookies that have the same comforting characteristics as those fuzzy feelings we get while chatting the afternoon away is a perfect match for the occasion.
The following recipe is for small, not too sweet cookies that are expensive to make, but delicious in every taster's thus far opinion.
In medium bowl combine 3 cups flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda
Using a microwave or stove top, melt 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
In separate bowl combine 1 cup brown sugar, and 3/4 cup white sugar
Pour melted butter into sugar bowl
Stir butter and sugar until evenly mixed
Add 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract to sugar mixture
Pour sugar mixture into flour mixture
Stir until dough is evenly mixed
Chop 3/4 cup macadamia nuts
Add 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts, 1 cup white chocolate chips, and 3/4 cup dried cranberries to dough mixture
Mix ingredients until blended evenly
Roll dough into small circles and place on greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cookies are ready when tops first begin to turn golden.
Let cookies cool, but be sure to serve the company a few while still warm