White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Our FAVORITE White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are so soft and chewy and filled with nuts and white chocolate chunks!

You already know I’m a white chocolate girl through and through! Some of my favorite cookie recipes have white chocolate chunks—like Cookies and Cream Cookies, Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies, and especially this one.

Macadamia nut cookies stacked on a white plate

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies:

Awww, cookies! My love for cookies can not be measured. You know the age old question “If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one food, what would it be?” Mine would be COOKIES! No joke!

Today’s cookie recipe is a classic White Chocolate Macadamia Nut recipe that is sure to please. One of my favorite parts is that there is no chill time necessary for the dough. Whip em up and eat em up!

We have always been fans of this particular cookie, especially my mom, so we were glad to try a recipe that ended up tasting delicious!! If you are a fan of macadamia as well, then you will definitely enjoy these. They taste like they came straight from the bakery!

Balls of white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough on a baking sheet

How to Make Macadamia Nut Cookies

PREP. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

DOUGH. Cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in your eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate.

BAKE. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Ingredient Tips

Almond Extract: I think the almond brings a warm rich flavor of the cookies and paris really well with the white chocolate and the Macadamia nuts. However, if you are not a fan you can easily double the amount of vanilla

White Chocolate Chips can be used instead of chopped white chocolate bars. Just be sure to use the same amount. Also, Ghirardelli brand is a great quality chocolate whether it’s  in bar or chip form.

Macadamia Nuts: You can buy macadamia nuts at any grocery store or online at amazon. They are typically the most expensive nut, but so worth it! 

Brown Sugar: Using more brown sugar than white sugar helps to achieve a soft and chewy cookie. For an even more chewy texture, replace the white sugar with even more brown sugar. A couple other factors to contribute are bake time and storage.

Closeup of a macadamia nut cookie with a bite missing

Store as Dough or Baked Cookies

The dough for these will do just fine for FREEZING. Make sure to roll them into balls before placing on a cooking sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer until the dough is solid, then transfer the dough balls to an airtight freezer bag.

You don’t need to thaw them before baking, just bake straight from frozen for a little bit longer- an extra 2-3 minutes.

Baked cookies can be STORED in an airtight container for 4-5 days. Placing a piece of white bread in the container will help the cookies stay soft and chewy. You can also store the cookies in the freezer for up to 6 months

White chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies piled on a plate

So glad we finally found a go-to recipe for these cookies since they’ve always been one of my favorites!!

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipe

5 from 10 votes
Our FAVORITE White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are so soft and chewy and filled with nuts and white chocolate chunks!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 116 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup white chocolate coarsely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in your eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
  • Mix in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate.
  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Look just like the store bought ones but they are soo much better! Plus you get to eat them right out of the oven when they are all nice and warm and melt in your mouth (;

  2. 5 stars
    My friends and family call me a Cookie Monster because I love a good cookie. I can honestly say that these are the best white chocolate macadamia cookies I have ever had and I will admit that I have had a lot of them 🥴.

  3. 5 stars
    These remind me of my mom. They are her favorite! I have made her these & they were so good! Super soft & chewy!

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks a lot for this macadamia nut cookies recipe! Kids really loves it and always want more! Will make it again because it’s really easy and taste really delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    This is one of my absolute favorite cookies. The white chocolate chips and the macadamia nuts are perfection!

  6. 5 stars
    These cookies are SO good! Loved the chunks of white chocolate and nuts. And thanks for the tip that brown sugar will make them more soft and chewy, as it added the perfect cookie texture!

  7. 5 stars
    They remind me of the kind I would find in a bakery! Very delicious! Adding these to our favorite cookie recipes!