I mean the cookie batter looks so yellowish and didn't think that they look appetizing at all. When they were starting to brown nicely, I was so glad. Phew! and here I thought those expensive macadamia nuts will just go to waste. I just could not believe how expensive macadamia nuts are at Php 1,200 per kilo (approximately around $26). I think they are worth it not being to sweet and it has this nice texture from the coconut a nice crunch from the nuts and a sweet nugget of white chocolate.
The year 2010 has barely started and I have spent so much already, I think I need help! I usually buy baking supplies and baking books that is kind of hard for my pocket being the fact that those items tend to be quite expensive specially the books. Having said that I have a confession to make, I've been hording callebaut chocolate chips like crazy! My favorite kitchen supply store is trying to get rid off old batches of chocolates, now they are on sale at 40% off per kilo. Wow! I already bought 4 kilos of those, but don't worry they aren't a bad batch or anything it's just that the expiration date is near like in July 2010. While doing my monthly aisle shopping in the supermarket, I spotted on some Nestle Chocolate Chunks! For those of you who regularly gets it in your supermarket, it's nothing to get all excited about. But for bakers like me who lives in the south east asia, we don't get products like that often. Years ago I even spotted on some peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips but now I cannot absolutely find them anywhere :( Now that all that chocolate hording is over, I got my work cut out for me. Ha ha... like it's hard to figure out what to do with chocolate!My first stop is the New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies! I've made this recipe many times before (see here) but they are just so darn good that they are worth repeating over and over again. Everythime I make these I feel so wicked for indulging on such a delicious creation. It's like a chocolate with bits of cookies in it! That's how chocolately it should be. For non chocaholics or people who are allergic to chocolate out there so sorry this cookies are not meant for you.