White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
Oh, my, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are fantastic cookies! What’s not to love about white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts? These cookies are drool-worthy for sure. Maybe not quite sinfully rich, but they are a very rich and decadent cookie nonetheless. They hold their shape well and are soft and chewy cookies rather than thin and crunchy.
One of the things that makes these cookies so special is toasting the macadamia nuts before baking. This adds such a depth and richness of flavor to the nuts and the cookies as well. These cookies are great for picnics, after school lunches, birthday parties, baby or bridal showers or any time you have people over. Everyone will raid the platter of cookies and fuss when the platter is empty! What a scrumptious cookie.
This recipe has always been a favorite of mine since the first time my teeth sunk into one of these tasty treats. Linda Lankford made these for a potluck fellowship at her house one night and I couldn’t keep my hands out of them. Forget dinner, all I wanted was the White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies! Linda referred to them merely as White Chocolate Cookies, but I’ve added Macadamia to the title to better reflect the contents of the cookie.
Not only are White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies seriously addicting, they are hands down one of the best cookie recipes you will ever eat. I know that seems like a rather large boast, but really, these cookies rock! In addition to that, you will enjoy these cookies so much that they becomes your go-to cookies all the time! Although I suspect that your family won’t mind eating them regularly since no one will get sick of these luscious jewels.
If you’re looking for a spectacular cookie recipe–for holiday baking, for camping trips or to take along in the car on family vacations, to munch on while at your kid’s baseball practice, or just because…..then consider making up a batch of White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies sometime soon. You, and Your family, won’t be able to keep their hands out of the cookie jar!
As you look at the pictures you will notice a lot of melted white chocolate chips! I was taking the pictures outside on my patio and the hot Texas sun caused my decorative chips to start melting in about 10 minutes. Yikes! I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never had that happen before and we’ve lived here 17 years–and this is NOT the hottest summer on record by any means! I bet you can’t tell this is one of my favorite cookies. 🙂 Enjoy!
When I initially posted this recipe in August 2013 I was taking pictures when the sun was low in the sky so my cookies had a strong golden tinge to them I really didn’t like. I recently remade these cookies (December 2016) for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza and snapped a few pictures. White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are still one of our favorite cookie recipes. Everyone we share them with want more!
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are to die for!
These scrumptious cookies are pretty easy to make, too.
One of the things that makes these cookies so special is toasting the macadamia nuts before baking.
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are great for picnics, potlucks, or parties! Everyone loves these great cookies.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Place Crisco shortening in a large mixing bowl. (You cannot eliminate the shortening and use all butter or the cookies will flatten out too much). Add softened butter, sugar brown sugar, vanilla, egg, baking soda and salt.
Mix with an electric mixer until well-blended.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Then add white chocolate chips. Toast macadamia nuts in your toaster oven or regular oven for about 5 minutes at 300-350. They don’t take long at all! Now add toasted macadamia nuts to the mixing bowl.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Mixing with an electric mixer at this point will toughen the cookies. Chill the dough about an hour.
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Roll dough into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 for about 12-14 minutes or until done.
To serve: arrange cookies on a platter and watch them disappear! White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies rock! Try one for yourself and you’ll agree!
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are great after school snacks or to take along with you to soccer or T-Ball practice. These cookies are also delightful for Ladies’ Night Out, baby showers or bridal showers! Although you don’t want the bride or bridesmaids to eat too many or they may not fit into their dresses!
We love White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies and believe you will too once you try them.
Here’s the recipe.
WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA COOKIES
(Recipe from Linda Lankford, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX)
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup Crisco shortening
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 ¼ cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- ½ cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, lightly toasted
- Place macadamia nuts in a pan and toast for about 5 minutes in a toaster oven or regular oven at about 300-350.
- Be careful as the nuts brown very quickly.
- Meanwhile, cream butter, shortening, sugars, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
- Stir in flour, white chocolate chips and toasted macadamia nuts.
- Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
- Shape into balls and spread about 3 inches apart onto sprayed cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes.
Don’t these cookies look yummy? White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are quite rich and the toasted macadamia nuts add a breadth to the cookie they wouldn’t have otherwise.
I warn you in advance, you’ll have a hard time keeping the cookie jar filled if this is your go-to cookie!
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are addictive! Are you salivating yet? Seriously, these cookies are so wonderful, you will have a hard time stopping at just one!