You know all baking mistakes do not end in disaster. These cookie bars are a fine example. I was putting these together while making supper and talking to the boys about their school day and football practice. I decided to taste them before I put them in the baking dish. Guess what? No sugar! I am not much good at multitasking. I decided to use powdered sugar because I thought it would combine easier. Turns out it was a good move, these are my new favorite. The recipe reads as it should be when I am paying attention! These soft and chewy bars are similar to the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies from the grocery store, but baking them into bars is a little quicker and I think they turn out a little chewier. These are definitely going to make great additions to my holiday gift baskets. Bake some up and you will be happier than a tornado in a trailer park. Name that movie!
White Chocolate Chip Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 12 oz package white chocolate chips
3/4 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine butter and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Add vanilla and powdered sugar mixing until well combined. Add flour and baking soda and mix well. Stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts and pour into a 8 x 10 1/2-inch baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely and slice into squares.