White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

It’s pretty common for me to make a treat for J.O and his crew and I usually make cookies.  They are easy for him to tote to work and something the guys can grab on the fly.  Typically I make chocolate & butterscotch chip cookies, as they are one of J.O’s favorite and it’s an easy creamed style recipe (this just means it’s a high butter content).  Here in Hawaii when I went to the store to but some of the ingredients i.e. chocolate and butterscotch chips, I was surprised to discover that the butterscotch chips were not easy to find! There were however many options for macadamia nuts and white chocolate.  Therefore, I used my same usual recipe for cookies, but just substituted out the chocolate & butterscotch for white chocolate and macadamia nuts.  The results = YUM.YUM

You will need:

  • 1 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 + a little teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped white chocolate


  1. In a medium sized bowl combine your flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix together and set aside.
  2. In your mixing bowl using your creaming paddle attachment (using a hand held mixer works fine too), cream together your  sugars and your butter until smooth (roughly 5 min).
  3. Add in eggs one at a time until combined.
  4. Slowly mix in your dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Hand mix in your chocolate and nuts.
  6. Drop 1 tablespoon sized balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min or until golden brown around edges.  The center will be light. DO NOT over bake, or they will be too crisp and dried out.
  8. Let cool on a baking rack and keep in an air tight container.

* If you prefer a fluffier/softer cookie then only use 1 cup of butter and add in 1/2 cup of flour and another 1/4 tsp of salt :)

And, if you find yourself in the same position I did, where you suddenly realize you don’t have a cookie container for your hubby to take on the road, do what I did and make one.  I simply cut off the handle from the 6 pack carrier we had, taped the sides and bottom to be more secure and lined the inside with tin foil.  Then I stacked the cookies inside and placed the box in a zip lock to stay air tight.  This way they won’t get smooshed and will still be fresh.  Reuse!Made from a 6 pack carrier



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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies — 3 Comments

    • I should clarify, I have a mixer, but it is in CA still. Here in HI, I purchased a small handheld mixer to get by with and used a stove top pot as my mixing bowl! LOL talk about improvising :)

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