Back in 1997 when I was trying to prove myself as a homemaker and farmer's wife, I entered the "Land o' Lakes Cookie Contest" at the Spokane Interstate Fair. The cookies were judged on taste, of course, but also on presentation. I made white chocolate / macadamia nut cookies and presented them in a hand-stamped gift bag. I hovered and hovered and hovered (much to the dismay of the judges) and when I saw that the judging was finished I asked, "Who won?" and she pointed to my entry! MINE! Not only that, but my little 8-year-old Elizabeth won 3rd place in this youth and adult contest.
The local newspaper did a little story and a picture, but sadly, the recipe was misprinted. I'm sure a lot of women tried to make the cookies and wondered what all the fuss was about.
Recently I made a batch for my pregant stepdaughter, Rebecca (and her husband and unborn baby), and she opened the bag before ordering her Spaghetti Factory dinner and ate one (or two?).
I thought I'd share this yummy, yummy recipe with you. By the way, you'll be amazed at the ingredients. I've never figured out a calorie or fat count, but hey, it's the price you pay for such excellent cookies!
Mix 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup butter, 1 can sweetened condensed milk (LOL), and 1 t. vanilla. Add 1-3/4 cups flour, 1 t. salt, 1/2 t. baking soda. Then stir in 3 cups quick oats, 1 bag white chocolate chips, and 1 cup chopped mac. nuts. Use the larger Pampered Chef cookie scoop and place cookies 2" apart and flatten slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-13 minutes. They won't be brown but need to be set. Cool on rack.
Make sure you give some of these away. You'll eat way too many! Enjoy!