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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

These White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are salty, sweet, and a crowd favorite. One of my most requested cookies, they’re filled with white chocolate chips and salty, toasted macadamia nuts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword white chocolate macadamia nut cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 166kcal
Author Heather

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts chopped
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Beat for a full 3 minutes, mixture will look fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk (or sift) together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Gradually stir dry ingredients into butter mixture until just combined.
  • Add white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts and stir until just combined.
  • Cover bowl or wrap dough in wax paper. Chill for at least 1 hour (up to 24 hours) in the refrigerator. Refrigerating will help the flavors meld and also create a firmer dough to roll into balls.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Scoop dough using a 1.5 tablespoon scoop or shape by hand into 1.5 inch balls.
  • Place cookie dough balls 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned around edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Your cookies will keep for 5-7 days in a sealed container. To help keep cookies fresh, you can place a slice of bread in the container with the cookies. Replace the bread slice as needed.
You can keep raw cookie dough in the refrigerator for 3 days. Cookie dough balls (and baked cookies) freeze well, up to 3 months in a sealed plastic container or freezer bag. Allow frozen balls to thaw for up to 10 minutes on the baking sheet before baking, or add 1-2 minutes to the baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg