Confessions of a Middleagedmom

surviving motherhood in the “middle ages”

Sharing another Cookie Recipe November 19, 2007

Filed under: food — middleagedmom @ 11:09 pm
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I guess my first cookie recipe didn’t go over so well…I haven’t had any comments or any recipies from anyone. Oh well!

Here’s another recipe that I’d like to share. It’s from Sam Choy’s pastry chef. Sam Choy is a chef from Hawaii, just in case you didn’t know. These are delicious, esp. if you love chocolate and nuts.

Hawaiian Chocolate and Nut Bars


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, coarsly chopped

 Cream together butter and sugar. Add flour, then nuts. Press into parchment lined 9″ x 13″ pan. Bake at 350 degress for 15 minutes.


  • 8 oz. Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate Kona Estate (or any good quality chocolate)
  • 1 cup macadamia nut halves
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 tsp. madagascar vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar

 Sprinkle chocolate and nuts over crust. Combine vanilla with condensed milk and spread over chocolate and nuts. Bake till golden brown for approximately 25 minutes. Cool completely and cut into small bars. Roll in powdered sugar.


Upcoming Cookie Recipe Swap October 30, 2007

Filed under: family,food — middleagedmom @ 7:53 pm
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I’m thinking about doing a cookie recipe swap in the next few weeks. I’ll post a recipe on my blog and then you can share one in the comment section or share a link back to your blog with your cookie recipe.

Hopefully, your recipe will be one that you’ve tried and still enjoy. It doesn’t have to be an original recipe. If you use someone else’s recipe, please try to give credit to the creator if possible or reference the cookbook.

 I look forward to your participation. It’ll be kind of sad if I post a recipe and don’t get any recipes back. So, start searching through your cookie recipe stash!