These white chocolate macadamia nut cookies have the perfect crisp and crunch. They are pretty rich, so have a glass of milk handy!
White Chocolate 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 nut 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 that I found a keeper for my recipe box.
White chocolate reminds me of my mom because she liked it when I was growing up. I didn’t know until way later on that it wasn’t even really “chocolate.” It doesn’t have cocoa solids like milk chocolate does. I think it’s really sweet and don’t like it plain. But it goes perfectly with these cookies.
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Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 1 c butter softened
- 1 c granulated sugar
- ¾ c light brown sugar packed
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 ½ c all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 10 oz white chocolate (chips or bars cut in chunks - I used and love Ghirardelli's)
- 1 c macadamia nuts chopped into chunks
Heat oven to 375 F.
In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt with electric mixer until creamy.
Add eggs, beat well.
Stir together flour, and the baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
Stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set (I set mine for 9 mins).
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.