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3 cups butter or margarine
3 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
6 cups oatmeal (raw)
3 cups sifted flour
1 tbsp. baking soda
2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (white, milk or semi-sweet)
In a large bowl, mix with your hands butter, sugar, oatmeal, flour and baking soda. Add macadamia nuts and chocolate chips (we like the white best) and mix in until well blended. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 10 to 12 minutes.
San Diego County macadamia nut farmer Jim Russell says these are without a doubt one of the best cookies he has ever tasted. "To aid your understanding of the name," he continues, "you are urged to mash, knead, squeeze and generally just beat up on the dough with your hands. That will allow you to take out your aggressive feelings. Of course, if you are not feeling aggressive, or if you just want to be a party pooper, you can use a mixer, but we won't guarantee the results."
Makes about 8 dozen.