White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies


If you’re like me, then there is nothing better than having white chocolate 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.

White Chocolate Nut Cookies

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 fortune to purchase 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 when consumed, 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 a taste of sweetness.

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 create the perfect recipe. Preparation and the use of the right ingredients are critical for your success in baking these.

How To Make White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Creating some of the most tasty and crispy white chocolate macadamia nuts cookies isn’t always 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 understand the various details of the cookies’ creation.


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 at 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.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


Prep time


Cooking time


Resting Time



These White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are one of my favorite recipes on this website and for good reason. They mix two of my ultimate combinations, white chocolate and nuts.


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

  • ¼ cup of white granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup of brown sugar

  • 2 large 2 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 on 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 70 degrees celsius you gradually place the chopped macadamia nuts inside. You the add it to the dough using a spatula.
  • Leave them in the refrigerator 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.
  • Then 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 one another.
  • 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.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Like this recipe?

Follow us @recipefairy on Pinterest

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.  

See Also: Rugelach Cookies Recipe

Why is white chocolate paired with macadamia nuts?

White chocolate and macadamia nuts pair well due to a harmonious balance of textures and flavors; the creamy and sweet nature of white chocolate complements the crunchy, buttery taste of macadamia nuts. This pairing also offers a delightful contrast in color, enhancing the visual appeal of the dish. Additionally, the luxurious richness from both ingredients creates a satisfying indulgence that many people enjoy.

Why are macadamia nut cookies so good?

Macadamia nut cookies are cherished for their rich, buttery taste which is impeccably complemented by the crunch and slight sweetness of macadamia nuts. The nuts also contribute a luxurious texture, making each bite a delightful experience. Additionally, when combined with other ingredients like chocolate chips or coconut, the flavor complexity and texture variety elevate the cookie to a gourmet level, making them irresistibly good.


Make sure you always use the best ingredients in your cookies. The chocolate chips have to be of premium quality as well as the butter you are using. Freshness 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 overnight. This is crucial for the success of your cookies. Mix the ingredients on a 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 serve these up. Leave me a comment below if you made these.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *