Cookie Colossus Macadamia Nut Cookie
Cookie Colossus Salesperson: Aloha! Would you like a free sample?
Homer: The price is right! Mmm… Ooh..Macamadamia nuts.
Cookie Colossus Salesperson: If you’d like to buy some, they’re only a dollar each.
Homer: Oh, so that’s your little plan. Get us addicted, then jack up the price!…Well, you win.
– Bart’s Dog Gets an F
The Simpsons | Season 2 - Episode 16
The Cookie Colossus Macadamia Nut Cookie obviously includes macadamia nuts, but also interestingly has chocolate chips. Well, that is interesting to me because traditional macadamia nut cookie recipes always include white chocolate. I personally don’t care for white chocolate because, first of all, it’s not really chocolate and also because I think it tastes way too sweet. So, I was very pleased to see that Cookie Colossus apparently doesn’t follow the cookie trends and went with regular chocolate, so then I got to make my cookie using regular chocolate.
Marge: My quilt! Six generations, ruined!
Homer: Now Marge, honey, honey, honey. Come on, come on, don’t get upset. It’s not the end of the world. We all love that quilt, but we can’t get too attached to… OHH! MY COOKIE!
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup coarsely chopped salted macadamia nuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Coarsely chop macadamia nuts and set aside with chocolate chips. Mix flour and baking soda and set aside. In a stand mixer beat butter until soft, then add brown and granulated sugar and beat for several minutes. Add eggs and vanilla to butter. Slowly add flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Add macadamia nuts and chocolate chips and mix.
For regular cookies: Roll small chucks of cookie dough and place on un-greased pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.
For giant cookie: Roll a large chunk of cookie dough and flatten (like a hamburger patty) and then place on an un-greased cookie pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes
I was extremely pleased with how the giant cookie turned out. It didn’t break apart at all and was still totally delicious. And because I’m not a 94 year old lady I don’t own a cookie jar, so I couldn’t try to stuff the cookie into one like Homer does.
Before I end this post, let’s take a quick look at Cookie Colossus’ business model:
- I needed a third of the dough to make the large cookie, which isn’t too bad for ingredients cost (aside from the macadamia nuts which are very expensive)
- Macadamia nuts cost roughly $18/pound, although a store could likely get a discount buying in bulk
- $1 in 1991 is approximately $1.75 (adjusting for inflation)
So basically this cookie is a bargain. No way would I sell my giant cookie for that little and I’m surprised Cookie Colossus is able to get away with it and stay in business. Although now that I think about it, Cookie Colossus is never mentioned on the show again so maybe they went out of business.
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Cookie Colossus Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipe From: Bart’s Dog Gets an F (The Simpsons Season 2 – Episode 16)