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White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Author: Traci
Sweet, nutty, crispy edges, and a soft middle. These White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are truly the perfect bake!


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ¼ cups butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ¾ cups white chocolate chunks
  • 1 ½ cups macadamia nuts, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture and mix only until incorporated.
  • Fold in chocolate and nuts.
  • Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop rounded mounds of dough onto prepared pans.
  • Flatten slightly.
  • Bake until starting to brown around the edges, 10-12 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on pan.


  • No macadamia nuts? No Problem! Try using cashews or almonds in this recipe.
  • You could use a chopped white chocolate baking bar instead of chips.
Expert Tips:
  • Be sure to set out the butter and eggs about an hour or so prior to baking.
  • Remember to check the expiration date on the baking powder!
  • If you don't have a cookie scoop, you can use a normal spoon to measure out these cookies.
  • These cookies can be made into any size! Want bigger cookies? Go ahead! Just remember the baking time will need to be a little bit longer.
  • Remember that these cookies are going to spread!
  • As the cookies cool, the middles will most likely sink and you will have flatter cookies.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg