For a variation from cookies, make these brown sugar blondies stuffed with white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
The Pastry Chef's Baking
This is a bar cookie I made for a charity fundraiser, Zoe's bake sale. I already had white chocolate macadamia cookies but I had more macadamias and white chocolate on hand so I forged ahead with a bar cookie version just to make sure I had enough baked goods to bring to the bake sale. I was baking a lot of stuff the day before the bake sale and I couldn't taste test them all. I ended up only having (literally) a sliver of this just to make sure it was OK. I think it was.
This was a brown sugar blondie with white chocolate and macadamia nuts. This is very easy to overbake so watch it carefully. I don't think I overbaked it but it might have been better if I had underbaked it a little more. The middle was OK, but the corners and edges would have benefited from a few minutes less in the oven.
White chocolate macadamia blondies
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1-1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract