Ingredients and Method

      1/2  cup sugar

      1  cup butter, softened

      1 1/2  teaspoons vanilla

      2  cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour

     1/2  cup white vanilla chips

     1/2  cup chopped macadamia nuts

     2  tablespoons powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine sugar, butter and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour; mix well. Stir in vanilla chips and nuts. (Dough will be sticky.)

With lightly floured hands, shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-inch logs. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350°F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are firm to the touch. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool 5 minutes or until completely cooled. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.