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Our favorite white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are bursting with melty white chocolate and crunchy macadamia nuts in a soft, chewy dough.

A plate of white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

A Merkley Favorite!

Awww, cookies! We love them so much!

If you do not know already, us Merkleys are huge fans of white chocolate, so it should be no surprise that white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are an absolute favorite dessert. We make these as often as possible and love all of the white chocolate – so good!

Some of our favorite cookie recipes have white chocolate chunks—like Cookies and Cream Cookies, Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies, and especially this one.

Why we love it:

  • Melty magic. Luscious white chocolate chunks melt into creamy dough studded with crunchy macadamia nuts for an irresistible textural contrast.
  • No chill required. Forget the wait! This recipe lets you bake immediately, satisfying your cookie cravings in record time.
  • Easy elegance. Simple ingredients and minimal steps create an impressive yet effortless crowd-pleasing easy cookie recipe!
White chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie ingredients on a kitchen counter.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter How to Soften Butter Quickly
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed – I used light brown sugar, but dark brown can also be used.
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs – room temperature eggs incorporate better than cold eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract if you can’t have almonds or don’t like the flavor, increase the vanilla by ½ teaspoon
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flourHow to Measure Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 – 1½ cups white chocolate chips Ghirardelli is quality chocolate, whether it’s in bar or chip form.

How to Make Macadamia Nut Cookies

  1. PREP. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. DOUGH. In the bowl of a stand mixer, (or use a handheld electric mixer) cream together 1 cup butter, ¾ cup brown sugar, and ½ cup white sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time.
    • Stir in the 1 teaspoon vanilla and ½ teaspoon almond extract.
    • In a separate bowl, combine 2½ cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
    • Fold in the 1 cup macadamia nuts and 1-1½ white chocolate.
  3. BAKE. Use a cookie scoop, or spoon, to drop dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.
    • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let them sit on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
A stack of white chocolate macadamia nut cookies with one broken in half.
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5 from 14 votes

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

By: Lil’ Luna
Our favorite white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are bursting with melty white chocolate and crunchy macadamia nuts in a soft, chewy dough.
Servings: 36
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 16 minutes

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in your eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Notes

  • Fridge. Gently form the dough into a ball (do not press or pack it) and wrap it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-2 days.
  • Freezer. See How to Freeze Cookie Dough for steps. You don’t need to thaw the cookie dough balls before baking, just bake straight from frozen and add an extra 2-3 minutes to the baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 90mg, Potassium: 33mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 130IU, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Recipe FAQ

  • Fridge. Gently form the dough into a ball (do not press or pack it) and wrap it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-2 days.
  • Freezer. See How to Freeze Cookie Dough for steps. You don’t need to thaw the cookie dough balls before baking, just bake straight from frozen and add an extra 2-3 minutes to the baking time.
  • Baked cookies can be kept 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

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17 Comments

  1. Sharon says:

    5 stars
    Wow!! Perfect!!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      So glad you enjoyed them!

  2. Marty Taylor says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was hard to make…. NOT because of the actual recipe…but because I could not stop snacking on
    the nuts and white chocolate! These were warm and just out of the oven and devoured in seconds. Love this
    cookie recipe!

    1. LilLunaTeam says:

      I hear ya! I find myself snacking on the nuts and white chocolate as well! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  3. Kristina says:

    5 stars
    Almond, mac nuts and white chocolate is a killer combination. Absolutely perfect cookie.