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Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Bites

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Servings: 60
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts / Snacks

1/2  c  Softened Butter
1/2  c  Sugar
1  tb  Vanilla Extract
1/8  ts  Salt
5  oz  Whole Macadamia Nuts
1/4  c  Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1  t  Shortening
1  lg  Egg
1 1/2  c  All Purpose Flour

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixer bowl at low speed, beat butter and sugar until blended. Increase speed to medium-high, beat until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour and salt. Shape 1 ts of dough around each Macadamia nut. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until golden around base of each cookie. Cool on wire racks. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Drizzle over cookies. Store in a tightly covered container. Yields 5-1/2 dozen.

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