White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!

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OK: Onto tonight’s post!

I’ll tell you what…my oven is getting a workout thanks to quarantine! I used it three different times today! (My neighbors love me. lol)

I am a firm believer that every day needs to end with something sweet. And I am SO excited to share this sweet treat with you!


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You all loved my Peanut Butter Cup Cookies the other week so much, that I had to deliver another well-loved treat!

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Soft and chewy, buttery cookies, chuck full of rich white chocolate, and salty macadamia nuts.

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I’m telling you what, I’m beginning to feel like Buddy the Elf, delivering these goodies to my friends.

And to vouch for their goodness, all recipients have confirmed (through enthusiastic text messages) that they are outstanding, and they’re having a hard time not eating all of the cookies in one sitting!

Subway cookies, watch out — your W.C.M.N. cookies pale in comparison with these bad boys!

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And really quickly, before I go on — I was so excited to box these up and deliver them, that I actually forgot to take photos!! hahahha (I am a terrible food blogger! haha What a rookie mistake!) SO – the photos are of the “reject” cookies — you know, the ones that broke, or were not as picture-perfect as one would like gift-cookies to be. But that’s real life! And so the photos aren’t perfect, but hey — neither am I, and neither is life! And that’s what keeps it interesting!

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Here’s what you need! (Makes 28 big cookies)

1 cup unsalted butter, softened (brought completely to room temperature)
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs (brought to room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped (salted and roasted) macadamia nuts
1 1/4 cup premium white chocolate chips

2 baking sheets
parchment paper
large mixing bowl
small mixing bowl
measuring cups and spoons
silicone spatula
good chef’s knife
OPTIONAL: electric mixer or stand mixer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown and white sugars, until completely smooth. I used a whisk and elbow grease, but you can also use an electric mixer or stand mixer.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until completely incorporated. Then stir in the almond extract.

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In a separate small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this in three batches to the butter/sugar mixer.

Fold in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips.

Drop by heaping Tablespoons onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. (Six cookies per tray — they will spread out) Press 4-5 chocolate chips onto the tops of the dough balls for aesthetic purposes, if desired.

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Bake for 12 minutes, until the edges become golden brown.


I’m going to be honest, I’ve never made these cookies before, so I was a bit nervous…but WOW! I may have found my new “go-to” cookie recipe! Especially when they’re juuuuust undercooked…they are a little gooey and have that perfect chewy/sticky crumb that is *chef’s kiss.”

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Here’s the thing about these cookies that’s so amazing: the macadamia nuts.

Now I know, I know — people are fiercely divided over whether or not nuts belong in cookies. Growing up, I was staunchly on team anti-nuts.

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But have you tried a macadamia nut!?!?

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I mean, this is an upscale nut. Let’s be real: they are expensive. They are high in calories. AND THEY ARE STINKIN’ DELICIOUS. On their own – made into nut butter, roasted and dipped in chocolate. But combined with vanilla and white chocolate — oooh child.

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They have such a rich and buttery taste — macadamia nuts were just made to be the star of a cookie.

And boy, are they ever in this recipe.

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These cookies are absolutely bursting with chips and nuts — there is not a boring bite.

And my friends were raving about them. I received pics and videos of the demolished tuperwares. They were a hit and a half.

SO. Make these cookies. And bonus: they make your kitchen smell like absolute white chocolate/vanilla/roasted nut HEAVEN.

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Like, call Yankee Candle and bottle this fabulous aroma up and sell it as a $24 jar candle.

And one final tip: in baking — and in life — the final product is only as good as the ingredients that go into it. SO – splurge for the Ghirardelli premium chocolate chips — use the freshest (unsalted) butter and sugar you can get your hands on. Take the extra time to bring your eggs and butter completely to room temperature. It makes a HUGE difference.

Alright – see you lovies tomorrow! And if you do end up baking these, or any one of my recipes, put a photo of it on Instagram and tag me! (@beauty.beyond.bones) I’d love to repost your creation on my Instagram story!!

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73 responses to “White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!”

  1. It’s almost torture to look at the photos, Caralyn! My favorite cookie! Nice mask, I had to make mine… 😂

    • Hahaha oh gosh sorry about that John!! Nice! What color is your mask? Hugs and love xox

  2. Could make that now except don’t have macadamians and white chips. Wondering what pistachios would taste like in it

    • Oooh pistachios would be lovely!! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

    • Just went to the store and got supplies for a week, so I’ll be making these later. St Paul is ravaged in the Business District on University Avenue. Saw some MN National Guardsmen at a gas Station and thanked them. People’s life’s work and essential businesses were torch by antifa and simply gone. Did go to Burger King and went to a beautiful park to eat it. It was bit surreal. There’s a police helicopter circling my neighborhood. Wonder what it will be like if the verdict isn’t what they wanted? Worse? Thanks for the recipe. Happy Pentecost

      • I hope you enjoy these! and gosh, i’m so saddened by everything happening there. praying for your community. stay safe! Hugs and love xox

  3. These look amazing. I have had macadamia and white choc cookies before but have not made them. Whenever I feel like making cookies I usually never have macadamia nuts at home and end up making them with whatever I have.
    Am definitely going to be trying them out 🤗

    • Thank you so much!! Oh they are definitely worth the effort! I feel ya though- pantry staples make it easy! These are worth the trip to the store 🙂 hehe Hugs and love xox

      • hahah i hear you there! although, this was definitely a fun project!! 🙂 i felt like a food network chef! (i may have even self-narrated as though i was on a cooking show! hahah) thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  4. Did you end up eating any of them? I see that this recipe isn’t gluten free, unless I read the ingredient list wrong. Chocolate and macadamia nuts are the perfect pair. I know exactly which Subway cookies that you are talking about!

    • Thanks Hilary! Unfortunately no, I made these for my friends. But I have a GF cookie recipe I made with the leftover macadamia nuts I’ll be sharing in the next few weeks! They were yum!! Hugs and love xox

  5. You’re amazing. Like really. Macadamia nuts are good too. I love how your recipe sounds and the passion that comes out in your cooking artistry. Unique creation.

    • Oh my gosh thank you Derek!! Cooking artistry! I’m flattered!! Hugs and love xox

    • haha i know — it is a weakness 🙂 hehe thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  6. I am not a sweets guy but I have had these cookies in the past (old man raffertys in new brunswick nj)…. the only thing better is adding a dollop of peanut butter on top… or a slice of nanners (that’s a banana to those unfamiliar)… yum !

    • on my gosh — my mouth is literally watering thinking about that!! YUMMMMM! i may need to try to make a recipe like that 🙂 thanks for the inspo! Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much Katie! they were a big hit with my friends! happy baking, and let me know how they turn out!! big hugs xox

  7. Got your insta. As soon as I make these delights I’m tagging you X can’t wait to gobble them… N yes ALL nuts belong in cookies!

    • oh awesome!!! i can’t wait to see how they turn out!!! big hugs to you xox

    • hahah thanks Jim! I was so mad at myself for not remmebering to take the pictures! and given everything with covid and sanitation and everything, i figured the least amount of handling the better, so i opted not to unpack/repack the cookies! if that makes sense! haha thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  8. Your story reminded me… For the 1999-2000 school year, I was still living near the university I had recently graduated from, with student roommates, but working full time. I had a lot of slightly younger friends who were still students. During every university finals week that year, I set aside one day to make a whole bunch of different types of cookies and bring them to all my friends who were busy studying. That was always so much fun.

    • thank you so much!!! i hope you do! they got rave reviews! Hugs and love xox

    • hahah thank you so much Kels! these were a hit with my friends! happy baking! Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much!! i hope you make them and love them as much as my friends did!! have a beautiful evening! Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much!! my friends would definitely concur! haha Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you so much Katie!!! Hope you enjoy them! My friends gobbled them up! Hugs and love xox

  9. Hi Caralyn:
    Those White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies look and sound disgustingly good! I’d love to make them, however I do have one question. In your list of ingredients, you ask for 1 tsp of VANILLA extract. But in the directions following you say to stir in the ALMOND extract after adding the eggs.

    So which is it, vanilla extract, or almond extract? I mean, almond extract sounds like it would be really good, but…

    • Haha thank you so much! Oh oh oh sorry – VANILLA extract!! I tried using both and the vanilla only were definitely the winner!! Sorry about that! I’ll go fix that right now! Hugs and love xox

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