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       Title: CHOCOLATE DIPPED MACADAMIA NUT SHORTBREAD COOKIES
  Categories: Cookies, Desserts
       Yield: 36 servings
  
       1 c  Butter
     3/4 c  Powdered sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
       2 c  Sifted flour
     3/4 c  Chopped macadamia nuts
       1 c  Milk chocolate chips
            - or -
       1 c  Semisweet chocolate chips
   1 1/2 ts Vegetable shortening
  
   In large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and
   fluffy.  Gradually stir in flour until well blended.  Stir in macadamia
   nuts.
   Place dough on wax paper and shape into a roll two inches in diameter.
   Wrap in paper and foil and chill at least two hours or overnight.
   Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Cut roll into slices approx. 1/4 to 1/2 inch
   thick.  Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 20 minutes or until cookies
   begin to brown.  Remove from oven; cool on wire rack.
   Meanwhile, in a small bowl melt chocolate chips (microwave works well) and
   stir in shortening.  Mix well.  Dip one end of each cookie into chocolate
   mixture and place on wax paper.  Refrigerate cookies until chocolate
   hardens.  Store in cool place.  Makes 2-3 dozen cookies.
  
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