These White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are soft-baked, have a chewy center, and baked in a delicious buttery flavored cookie.
Soft and Chewy Cookies
These white chocolate macadamia nut cookies have the best of both worlds. They're soft and chewy on the inside and have wonderfully crispy edges.
Can You Freeze Cookie Dough?
Yes! You can freeze this cookie dough and bake these delicious cookies later!!
It's easy to do- Roll the dough into a log. (The same fashion that you would purchase refrigerated cookie dough rolls found in supermarkets.)
Wrap dough tightly with plastic wrap and then place them into freezer-safe bags. The bags add extra protection from freezer burn.
Alternately, you can pre-roll the cookie dough into balls and transfer them into a freezer-safe bag with layers of parchment paper in between the layers of balls to prevent sticking.
Frozen cookie dough lasts for 3 months in the freezer when properly wrapped and stored.
Freezing cookies is a great way to get ahead during the holiday baking season!
Simply thaw these white chocolate macadamia nut cookies out for a few minutes before slicing and baking in the oven. Add one to two minutes of baking time when baking from frozen.
Ingredients in Macadamia Nut Cookies
- Salted butter
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour - spooned & leveled
- Baking soda
- White chocolate baking bar, chopped
- White chocolate chips
- Macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (roughly 4 oz.)
How to Make Macadamia Nut Cookies
Preheat the oven- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Beat the wet ingredients together- Cream together the softened butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
Beat in the egg until fluffy and beat in the add the vanilla extract.
Combine the dry ingredients- In a separate bowl. combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Mix the dry into the wet ingredients- Slowly beat the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Then, gently fold in the chopped white chocolate bar and the white chocolate chips.
Lastly, fold in the macadamia nuts.
TIP: Using the pulse mode on a food processor quickly chops nuts coarsely.
Bake- Roll into 1 inch balls and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges are light brown.
Cool- Move the cookies to a cooling rack after a few minutes and allow the cookies to cool completely.
Store the cookies in an air-tight container.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Macadamia nuts have a rich buttery texture and when once baked, the creaminess of the nut really shines through in the cookie.
By chopping the macadamia nuts coarsely and not leaving them halved or whole, they disperse throughout the cookie more evenly.
There's a good reason that these macadamia nut cookies are a classic; the flavor pairing is perfect. The white chocolate is sweet and the macadamia nut is buttery, together in a cookie it's a delicious combination of flavors!
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- ½ cup butter, softened (I use salted)
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 oz white chocolate baking bar, chopped
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (roughly 4 oz.)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream together the softened butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
- Beat in the egg until fluffy.
- Add the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl. combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Slowly beat the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
- Fold in the chopped white chocolate bar and the white chocolate chips
- Fold in the macadamia nuts.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges are light brown.
- Move to a cooling rack after a few minutes and allow the cookies to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
When freezing the cookie dough, roll into a tube (like the refrigerated variety) and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Add 1-2 minutes when baking from frozen to the baking time.
Also can be frozen by rolling into 1 inch balls before placing in the freezer.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.
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