Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies


If you're craving cocoa, try this same recipe with semisweet or milk chocolate pieces instead of white chocolate.

Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies with a glass of milk
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
48 mins
60 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening or vegetable oil

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 12 ounce package (2 cups) white baking pieces

  • 1 3.5 ounce jar macadamia nuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, the chocolate pieces, and nuts.

  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or just until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; cool.

Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Prepare as directed, except substitute semisweet chocolate pieces or miniature candy-coated semisweet chocolate pieces for the white baking pieces; omit macadamia nuts, and, if desired, stir in 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts (filberts), toasted, with the chocolate pieces.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
5g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Folate, total 12.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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