White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

white chocolate macadamia nut cookies recipe

If you’re like me, then there is nothing better than having a bunch of macadamia nut cookies filled with white chocolate chips, is there? We all know that the combination of nuts and chocolate provides you with the right amount of energy to go about your day.

Baking these cookies is not only fun but can be far better than going down to the bakery and buying them yourself. You know exactly what ingredients are going into them and don’t have to spend a fortunate to get these delicious treats. In addition to that, the sheer satisfaction from baking these yourself can’t be underestimated. 

Not only are these really tasty but also when consumed on a daily basis, they can give you the right amount of minerals and carbs needed for your brain to function efficiently!

Above all, it’s the taste that matters most.

You will find yourself eager to eat these cookies anytime you need an energy boost. Or simply, when you have an unbearable need to get some sweetness in your mouth really quick.

Macadamia nuts are among the highest priced nuts in the world. Coming from tropical countries, these nuts can give you energy and vitamins. They are vital for your health and can also become a reliable energy source for your body.

We’ve outlined a simple recipe with some useful tips to always have in mind. Preparation and the use of right ingredients are the key for your success in baking these.

Tips for the best White Chocolate Macadamia Nuts Cookies

There are certain tips to follow when you are trying to bake the most delicious cookies.


This has to be an extra thin wheat flour to give you energy and taste good at the same time. It contains several natural fibers that can make the difference to your digestive system. Not to mention, that it can easily rise when you have it in the baking machine.


Use brown sugar rather than the usual white one. It can color the dough a little bit more darker making your cookies a lot more provocative to consume. Not to mention, that this kind of sugar gives you less carbs since it can be easily absorbed by your body in a natural pace.


You should always opt for the fresher nuts you can find in the market. It would be better to buy them with their shells and clean them up thoroughly before you smash them. This action can give you more taste and flavor when you finally add them to the dough.

White Chocolate bath

It would be wiser to use a Bain-Marie to dissolve and melt the white chocolate. This will enable you to control the rising temperature. You will end up having a perfectly melted white chocolate that can be used to fill up your cookies and give extra flavor to your mix.

How To Make White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Creating some of the most tasty and crispy white chocolate macadamia nuts cookies isn’t alwats an easy task. You should be careful with the origin of your raw materials and be precise in your measurements. Let’s follow the procedure step-by-step to watch the various details of the cookies’ creation.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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Recipe by Laura RittermanCourse: DessertDifficulty: Medium


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  • ½ cup of salt-free butter, maintained at room temperature

  • ¼ cup of white granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup of brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ teaspoon of real vanilla extract

  • ½ tablespoon of light corn syrup

  • 1 and ½ cups of all-purpose wheat flour

  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda

  • ½ cup of white chocolate chips

  • ½ cup of macadamia nuts, chopped or smashed


  • Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and the sugars in extra low speed. Don’t omit this step otherwise the mixture is not going to be homogenized. Then add the egg, vanilla extract and light corn syrup at a slow pace. Check every time if some combs are made in the mixture and start dissolving them.
  • Using another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. This is a crucial procedure for the success of the dough. You need to stir them up together and gradually add them to the butter mixture. Then put all the ingredients to the electric mixer and start functioning at a medium pace. Stop when you get a well combined mix.
  • Place the white chocolate chips on a Bain-Marie and start melting it. When it reaches the right temperature close to Celsius 70 degrees you gradually place the chopped macadamia nuts inside. You the add it to the dough using a spatula. Leave them in the refrigerator for at least overnight.
  • The next day, you should start preheating the oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350F). Place a cookie sheet made from parchment paper that cannot be burnt in the oven. They use a small cookie scoop or just a large tablespoon to place the dough onto the lined cookie sheet. This is important for having equally sized cookies. Only take the right portion of dough each time. Make sure you are leaving lots of space between the lines (at least 2 or 3 centimeters) as the dough is going to expand gradually when baking. You certainly don’t want your cookies to stick to each other. Then bake the cookies for at least 10 minutes till you observe the outer cookies surface to get a golden color. Check for the cookies center to be smooth and soft and you can remove them from the oven.
  • Get your cookies to a chilling spot to cool down and rest. Upon reaching room temperature you should place them in an airtight container for up to a week. You will have the tastiest cookies for your whole family.

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How long can I freeze white macadamia nut cookies? 

Great question and one I had to ask myself when making these treats. Keeping these around the house isn’t very easy because they’re so tasty but when cooking in batches you may want store some in the freezer. If that is the case, storing them in the freezer for up to 3 months is ok, however make sure to keep them properly covered and if possible in an air tight vacuum.

Although I love my cookies straight out of the oven, that isn’t always possible. From frozen is equally as tasty.  


Make sure you are always having the best ingredients for your cookies. The chocolate chips have to be of premium quality as well as the butter you are using. Recency plays an important part in the recipe, you should ensure your macadamia nuts are fresh and you should remove the shells only when you are about to prepare your cookie dough.

Use your refrigerator or a chiller to keep the dough inside for several hours. This is crucial for the success of your cookies. Mix the ingredients in medium speed to allow the mixture to homogenize and have a smooth texture.

Enjoy the cookies with your family and friends, they’ll be in for a surprise when you



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