In 1882 macadamia seeds were first brought to Hawaii by William H Purvis. Macadamia nuts became a commercial crop in Hawaii in the 1920's. The Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company is the world's largest processor of macadamia nuts. The Mauna Loa plantation was established in 1946, with the first commercial crop harvested ten years later.
I love macadmias. I love the rich taste and the almost creamy texture. I especially love them covered in chocolate. My second favorite way is in a cookie. A white chocolate chip cookie, to be exact. The white chocolate has the same creamy texture of the nut, just softer.
These cookies are delicious. They are soft and sweet. I like mine just slightly overdone, with a nice crispy bottom and soft top.