White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Baking in my house growing up was very traditional. We made all the classics, and we made them damn well. It wasn’t until moving out on my own that I really ventured out into more unique cookies. Not that white chocolate chips are some kind of rare treasure, but I had never really experimented with them. Before recently, my only experience with white chocolate had been stuffing my gullet with a white chocolate Easter bunny and subsequently getting very ill.

I’ve since learned that white chocolate can be a lot classier than that.

Most cookies that call for chocolate chips (white or otherwise) usually suggest adding 1 to 1 1/2 cups, but I always add the entire 12-ounce bag no matter what. Who like cookies with stingy add-ins? No one, that’s who. Maybe Quakers or something.

I could have sworn that Magnolia Bakery had a recipe that I used, but I couldn’t find it. Instead, I used the Magnolia Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pecan cookie base with a 12-ounce bag of white chocolate chips and 1 cup of macadamia nuts.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1  cup macadamia nuts
1 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips

Baking Temperature: 350 degrees
Baking Time: 10-12 minutes

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg, cream, and vanilla, and beat well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Stir in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes, and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

One Response to White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

  1. Jane Gregg says:

    These cookies look fantastic!! I was wondering how many cookies this recipe will make. Thanks so much. And I have to say I completely agree with you on the “stingy add ons” comment. lol

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