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 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
- 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.