White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

by zesty on January 28, 2009 · 34 comments

I had a craving for a cookie…. I am not sure why but I did.  As I was surfing through some cookbooks I thought to myself, “hmmm, I have both white chocolate and macadamia nuts in the pantry. Let’s do it!”

This recipe is super simple and very similar to any quick cookie batter.  For an extra kick of flavor, I snuck in some almond extract.  Oh so Yummy!

Next time you have a cookie craving try these little babies.  They are guaranteed to hit the spot.  The outside edges have a slight crunch yet the inside of the cookie is chewy and flavorful.  Simply delicious.

Cookie anyone?


  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tsp. almond extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 Cup coarsely chopped white chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
  5. Mix in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate.
  6. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto non greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
  8. ENJOY!

ZestyTip: Any time I have nuts in a recipe, I like to toast them before adding them in the batter.  This enhances the flavor and brings out their natural texture.  As well, be careful when buying nuts as they can over power a recipe. To avoid this, be sure that the nuts are nice and fresh.

Have a great Wednesday… WOW – It is hump day already.  Keep smiling.

Take care


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1 VeggieGirl



2 Jesse

Oh me! ME! I want a cookie pleasethankyou! These look sooo delicious, and white choc macadamia has got to be my favourite type of cookie EVER. Mmm~


3 coco

fabulous cookies!!!!!! :D


4 Pigpigscorner

I love white chocolate and macadamia!Looks yummy!


5 Meg

Great idea to toast the nuts before putting them in the batter! These cookies look fantastic. YUM!


6 brandi

Yum! I haven’t had white choc. macadamia cookies in forever! They look awesome


7 FoodsThatFit

The cookies look amazing! CLIF/LUNA came out with a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut bar, I bet you would like them, if you like the mac nut/white choc combo! Your website is great and I love your recipes!


8 HoneyB

I’m bad because I love the toasted AND salted nuts in my cookies! These look delicious!


9 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)

You can never go wrong with the white chocolate/macadamia nut combo! You’re right – toasted nuts taste so much better in recipes…I always toast my oats too before using them in baked goods. Love that flava!


10 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

Those look fantastic and quite Mrs. Fields-ish!


11 Missy (Missy Maintains)

Yum!! I need those now!!


12 Godiva2

They look wonderful, but not on my list for healthy eating. Too bad.


13 Jessie

great cookies! I agree with most on here the combination of white chocolate and macadamia nuts do compliment each other very well!


14 clumbsycookie

Me, me! I want cookies! They look crunchy on the edges and delicious!


15 mahimaa

what a terrific combo? cookies look great! awesome click.


16 Bob

Oh man, I was just craving macadamia nuts. You are a cruel man!


17 teeni

Whoa. I was just about to make oatmeal cookies. Well, there’s always tomorrow…

Just wanted to let you know that I posted about my win at my site in case you were interested. :)


18 RecipeGirl

Great tip on roasting the nuts. This is my all time fave cookie. Almond extract sounds like an interesting addition too.


19 Marianne

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut is my FAVOURITE cookie ever!


20 Joie de vivre

Oh great, now you’ve passed your craving on to me!


21 Diana

OH WOW! Those look sooo yummy!


22 Kath

Yums!! Send me one virtually, please.


23 Sharon

Oh my goodness, I want to try the recipe! Yummy!


24 eatingbender

Ohhhh heaven! I recently fell in love with the new White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif bar, so for you to put these cookies in front of me is just the ultimate temptation! I need to make some, and soon!


25 Nick

I know these cookies well, they’re my father’s favorites. I don’t think we’ve ever made them though, we always purchased a brand called something like Sam and Brent’s? These look 10 times better, I’ll make them for his birthday!


26 Pearl

macadamia nuts? wow!


27 giz

So now I have a craving and I don’t know why….and I do have white chocolate and macadamia nuts. I’ll hold you responsible for any weight gain :)


28 Kevin

Those look good. White chocolate and macadamia nut cookies are my favorite cookie.


29 Hangry Pants

I don’t like white chocolate, but I’ve really been digging the chips in baking lately. They look wonderful. Nice and crispy.


30 fldhkybnva

how many cookies does this recipe make?


31 Annie

I followed your recipe and made your white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.This was the first time I ever made homemade cookies.They turned out great!Thank you for sharing the recipe.


32 cookie

these cookies are A M A Z I N G! my cookies usually come out cakey or really spread out, but this recipe is fab! i will definitely be using it again :) they have just come out of the oven and taste soooo good. RECOMMENDED RECIPE!


33 Daisy K

Wow great!!! Being a health nut, I changed it just a bit with whole wheat flour, egg beaters, and applesauce instead of butter and are amazing! My friends and families waistlines will thank me!!


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