Mini Mele & Peanut Butter Cookies
This is a very special recipe designed by Island Princess Hawaii made with mini meles... chocolate, toffee and macadmia nuts! This is destined to be a Hawaii classic!!
1 c.Creamy peanut butter
1 c.Butter-flavored all-vegetable shortening plus extra for greasing pan
1 ½ c. Sugar
3 c.All-purpose flour
1 tbs.Cream of tartar
1 tsp.Baking soda
½ tsp. Salt
Island Princess Hawaii Mini Meles™ (about 4-2.5 oz bags or 1 1/2 -
5 oz jar of Mini Meles*)
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Pre-heat oven to 375° F
Combine sugar and shortening in large bowl.
With electric mixer, beat at medium speed until blended well. Beat in peanut butter and eggs.
In separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, salt, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed and mix until well blended.
Grease baking sheet with left-over shortening.
Shape dough into 1 ¼ inch balls, place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Press tip of your finger halfway down in center of dough ball (do not flatten).
Lightly place one Island Princess Mini Mele piece into impression.
Bake at 375° F for 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven, cool 3 minutes on baking sheet before moving cookies to cooling rack.
Makes about 4 ½ dozen cookies.
* There are about 8 Mini Mele pieces per ounce, size varies by the size of the macadamia nut halves in each piece