Lemon White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Super Delicious Lemon White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies recipe on { lilluna.com } Soft cookies with a hint of lemon, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts.

Last summer I made some really yummy Lime & White Chocolate Chip Cookies   to take on a trip with my in laws up to the lake. They turned out super soft and soooo yummy, everyone gobbled them up in about 2.7 seconds. They were too good! Recently though, I had a craving for that citrus-chocolate combo again and I turned to lemon to fill my need.

I originally thought I’d do just lemon and white chocolate chips, like I did with the lime cookies, but when I saw a bag of macadamia nuts on the shelf in my pantry they just screamed “me too!!!” So I threw them in and I am soooo glad I did. The funny thing is that I ended up taking this batch to another trip with my in laws, this time up to Park City, and they ate these ones up quicker than  the first ones!

Super Delicious Lemon White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies recipe on { lilluna.com } Soft cookies with a hint of lemon, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts.

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

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Super Delicious Lemon White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies. Soft cookies with a hint of lemon, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 174 kcal
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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts roughly chopped


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

  2. In a large bowl combine butter and sugars and mix until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and lemon zest and mix until smooth.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently stir in chocolate chips and half of the macadamia nuts.
  4. Cover dough and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough into balls (use about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie ball) and space at least 4 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly golden browned. Remove from oven and immediately add the other half of the nuts to the top of the cookies - just gently poke them into the tops of the cookies.
  6. Allow to cool 1-2 minute then gently remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a clear surface. Top with grated lemon zest if desired. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to a week.

*Recipe adapted from The Novice Chef

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These Lemon White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies look AH-MAZING!!! Thank you, Tiffany!!

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  1. Hi Kristyn your recipe sounds like it was a hit!! Oh how I long to visit Park City, I miss living in Salt Lake.
    I would love for you to come share your blog, you have so many wonderful ideas that my followers would love!
    Enjoy your weekend!!

  2. This recipe is a go-to for me when I have to please a crowd — no one can ever turn one down. recipe is easy to follow. due to my own silliness, I have twice forgotten to reserve half the chips and nuts, but the recipe is forgiving enough that this doesn’t matter. Thank you for this gem on behalf of my family, friends, and myself!