White Chocolate Chip and Macadamian Nut Cookies

1 1/2 c cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup shortening
4 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 2/3 cups white vanilla chips or 8 oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating, coarsely chopped
2 (3 1/2-oz.) jar macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped


Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, margarine and shortening; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; blend well.
Stir in flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in vanilla chips and macadamia nuts. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375°F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

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