Steve Brown’s White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

2 sticks of soft butter (for best flavor, brown the butter and cool ‘till bake time!)
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons good vanilla
2 eggs
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (12-ounce) package white chocolate chips (or hand cut white chocolate bars)
2 cups macadamia nuts (leave 1/3 of the nuts whole. Put the reminder into a ziplock baggie and crush. Adds more flavor.)

Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the next 5 ingredients. Mix both bowls’ ingredients together by hand. Add chips and nuts. Chill dough 30 minutes. Form cookies. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 14-15 minutes. Makes 3½ dozen.