White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

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White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies



Every month I visit some friends from church.  I like to bring treats.  Probably because I like to receive treats.  So I ask the people I visit what kinds of treats they love.  The husband of one of my friends made it pretty clear (straight out told me) that he loved white chocolate macadamia cookies.  I tried to convince him that chocolate chip cookies were my specialty.  But he wasn’t having it. 
The big problem? I had never made these type of cookies…. what’s a girl to do?  I searched until I found a recipe that looked good.  I whipped a batch up and thank heavens my friend’s husband said “These are the best cookies I’ve ever had!”  And then said it a few times more.  Whether or not he was just trying to be appreciative and exaggerate his gratitude, I was glad he liked them and found a keeper for my recipe box. 

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie
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Super rich and tasty white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 3 dozen
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 10 ounces white chocolate (chips or bars cut in chunks- I used and love Ghiradelli's)
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped into chunks
  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt with electric mixer until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, beat well.
  4. Stir together flour, and the baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture,beating until well blended. Stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. (I set mine for 9 mins)
  7. Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe originally from Whipped.  She said she found it on the internet but didn’t give a source.



These white chocolate macadamia cookies have the perfect crisp and crunch.  They are pretty rich, so have a glass of milk handy!

Try out some other cookie recipes!  What is your favorite type of cookie?


  1. says

    These are my hubby’s fave cookies and it is his birthday next Monday! Definitely pinning these little guys. Thanks for sharing Mique!

  2. Allyson @ All Our Days says

    These are my favorite types of cookies, but I’ve never actually tried to make them. I guess I don’t have any excuse now :)

    We’d love for you to share this post at our Finished Friday Linky.

  3. Lauren @YoungNester says

    Yum! These are my favorite cookies from Subway and I haven’t been able to find a suitable duplicate but this looks promising! Thank you for posting!

  4. says

    This is my favorite cookie as well, but I’ve never tried to make them. This may just be my sign to give it a try. Chocolate chip are my specialty as well.

    • says

      I think the universe is trying to tell you something Emily- make these cookies! ;) They really are so good and easy to make too. About as much work as chocolate chip cookies (although they are pricier with macadamia nuts and white chocolate). If you try them out let me know what you think.