5 white chocolate macadamia nut cookies on a white plate.

These cookies are my weekly installment of baking up the cookies you said were your favorites in my cookie cookbook giveaway. I’m still baking my way through the top 10 and can’t believe I have never made macadamia nut cookies! I actually have never even eaten a homemade macadamia nut cookie; only the large bakery-style store bought variety. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to have another fabulous cookie recipe tucked into my apron pockets! I used roasted and salted macadamia nuts – the salty flavor mixed with the sweet of the white chocolate and cookie dough is a fabulous combination. These are definitely one of the tastiest cookies I’ve ever made.

Can you believe that of all of the baking cookbooks I own (which include big ones like Dorie Greenspan, Baking Illustrated, Williams Sonoma, etc.) not ONE has a recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies? Maybe it’s just me, but I found that to be incredibly bizarre for how popular these cookies are! So I started poking around the web for recipes and of course there were more than enough for me to wade through. This one, however, caught my eye because I immediately recognized the ingredient list (quantities included) as being almost identical to the Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that has become my standard. That’s all it took for me to pick this recipe out of the bunch and I’m so glad that I did – they’re fabulous! The cookies are slightly crisp on the outside with a soft and chewy interior, full of chunks of macadamia nuts and white chocolate. Truly an awesome cookie.

White chocolate macadamia nut cookie broken in half on a white plate.

Cookies from the Top 10 I have made:
No-Bake Cookies
Almond Macaroons with Nutella Filling
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Thick & Chewy)
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms

One year ago: Hearty Whole Wheat Bread

5 white chocolate macadamia nut cookies on a white plate.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

These cookies are perfect for snacking!
5 (1 rating)


  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) salt
  • ¾ cup (170.25 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup (220 g) packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100 g) white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cups (201 g) chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups (360 g) white chocolate chips


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  • 3. Beat together the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the egg, then beat in the egg yolk, then beat in the vanilla.
  • 4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just moistened. Stir in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips by hand with a rubber spatula.
  • 5. Roll into balls or drop by heaping tablespoons onto baking sheets, and press down on the cookies with your palm a bit to flatten (not too much!).
  • 6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges look golden brown and the middles don’t look quite set. Allow to finish cooling on the baking sheet.
Calories: 287kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 91mg, Potassium: 101mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 1mg

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