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White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

These white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies are soft and chewy and filled with white chocolate and macadamia nuts. They’re delicious!

white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

These cookies are a favourite at my house. The latest batch of white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies disappeared in record time.

I’m slightly concerned about how fast we managed to eat them.

I blame having 2 teenagers in the house. And a younger one that eats just as much as the teenagers.

white chocolate macadamia nut cookies

These chewy, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are delicious though, so I can’t really blame them for eating them all so quickly.

Quick and easy to make, this cookie dough mixes up in just 10-15 minutes and they take only 10 minutes to bake, with no chilling time needed. That means you can have fresh, tasty, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies in just 20 minutes.

Everyone will love them!

white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

What is the best way to store white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies?

Let your chocolate chip cookies cool completely on a wire rack, and then store them in an airtight container at room temperature. I find they stay fresh for 4-5 days stored this way. 

chewy macadamia nut cookies with white chocolate

Can you freeze fresh baked cookies?

I freeze homemade cookies all the time. Just let them cool completely and then freeze them in a large ziplock bag or airtight container for up to 3 months.

macadamia nut cookies with white chocolate chips

Why do my chocolate chip cookies go flat when I bake them?

If your butter is too warm and soft when you bake your cookies they will spread too much in the oven. The butter should be soft enough that it indents easily if you press your finger against the side of it, but not so soft that it slides right through.

white chocolate macadamia nut cookies

How to make White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies:

  • If your butter is really soft, you can add a 30-60 minute chilling time to the dough before baking the cookies, but I don’t typically need it for this cookie dough.
  • Chop the macadamia nuts as much or as little as you like. I just give them a rough chop so they’re still pretty big, but not whole.
  • I use raw, unsalted macadamia nuts for these cookies.

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Yield: 36 cookies

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

white chocolate macadamia nut cookies

These white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies are soft and chewy and filled with white chocolate and macadamia nuts. They're delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.  
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, and cream until smooth.  
  4. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, and mix until well combined.  
  5. Stir in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.  
  6. Form the dough into 1.5 tablespoon sized balls (or use a 1.5 tablespoon sized cookie scoop) and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.   
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes, just until the edges start to brown a bit.   
  8. Let them cool on the pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.  
  9. Cookies will keep for up to 5 days in a sealed container at room temperature, or can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Notes

Do not over-bake these cookies or they will be crispy rather than chewy.  They still look under-baked when you take them out of the oven, but will firm up as they cool.

Source: Adapted from these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

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