Chocolate and nuts go hand in hand and these delicious white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are so tasty you are going to want to whip up a batch as soon as you can. With soft and chewy centers, sweet white chocolate, and crunchy nuts, these cookies really do have it all.
These will soon become your favorite cookies that the whole family is going to love. We have spent time creating the best white chocolate macadamia nut cookie recipe and they are simple to make and don’t require a huge list of ingredients. Baked in the oven in less than 15 minutes with crisp edges and soft centers, you will love the flavor of these classic cookies.
Why do we love these White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies?
Sometimes you just want a simple cookie that you know is going to deliver on flavor and texture and these white chocolate cookies are going to be the ones you want to make. You don’t need loads of ingredients and the sweetness of the white chocolate along with the earthy nutty flavor of the macadamia nut is a great combination.
They don’t take too long to make, and they are a cookie that the whole family is going to love. Store them in a sealed container and enjoy them with a warm cup of tea when you need to satisfy that sweet tooth craving.
Ingredients – What you need for the Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
As far as Dry ingredients go, flour is one of the most common ones added to cookie dough. We like to use all-purpose flour for our cookies. Flour provides the base and structure for the cookie dough. You will need 2 1/4 cups. When measuring the flour use a spoon and sift it before adding it to your cookie mixture.
Baking soda is such an important element to add to the flour mixture. It helps with the rising and the overall shape of the cookie. You only need 1 tsp for this recipe.
We like to use unsalted butter when it comes to our cookies so that we can control the flavor and also salt content. For this recipe, you need 3/4 cup of butter that is softened at room temperature. A little trick to get room temperature butter would be leaving it out on the counter for 30 minutes before you use it.
Because you are using unsalted butter this is where you can control the flavor. You will only need 1/4 teaspoon.
Brown sugar will help to give that chewy texture we know and love when it comes to cookies. You only need 1 cup of it and it will produce incredible chewy cookies.
White granulated sugar
White sugar helps to add extra sweetness to the cookie dough. You only need 1/2 cup.
One large egg is the perfect addition to get the dough’s texture just right. The egg yolk, in particular, will help get that lovely golden color we know and love for these cookies.
You can’t go wrong with the vanilla flavor when it comes to these delicious cookies. You will need 1 tsp of vanilla for this cookie recipe.
White chocolate chips
One of the main ingredients that form this cookie is the white chocolate chips. They are sweet and delicious and work perfectly with cookie dough and nuts. You need 1 cup of white chocolate chips for this recipe.
You need 1 cup of crunchy macadamia nuts for this recipe. These are a subtle nutty flavor and are a great combination with white chocolate.
Sea salt flakes
We like to finish these cookies off with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes but this is optional.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I store the white chocolate nutty cookies?
They should be stored in an airtight container and kept at room temperature. This helps to keep those chewy centers and keep them fresh. They will last up to 5 days when stored correctly. You can also freeze them and then add them to a ziploc bag. You can then pull them out as and when you want one.
Why do we use Macadamia nuts?
The rich flavor of macadamia nuts makes them great to use in desserts, particularly pie crusts and cookie dough. They work well with sweet ingredients like white chocolate.
How to make the White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies
Gather all of your ingredients together and then make sure to preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet or cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugars until you have a creamy consistency, add in the egg and vanilla and mix well. You can use a stand mixer for this if you wish.
In a separate large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then add in the wet ingredients. Mix together until everything is combined.
Fold in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts until evenly distributed.
Scoop the cookie dough with a large cookie scoop onto the prepared baking sheets and bake the cookie dough balls for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes right out of the oven and leave to cook on a wire rack.
Take these white chocolate cookies to the next level
If you want even more nutty flavor you could use almond extract instead of vanilla extract. This is down to personal preference and how much you want that nut flavor to shine through.
Why not add a drizzle of melted creamy white chocolate or caramel across the top of the cookies when they are baked? It will add some extra sweetness.
If you want, you can use milk chocolate chips instead of white chocolate.
Use chopped-up white chocolate bars instead of chocolate chips if you prefer uneven chunks in the cookie dough. They will still create epic white chocolate chip cookies.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
- sea salt flakes for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugars until creamy, add in the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt then mix into the wet ingredients.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
- Scoop onto the lined cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes right out of the oven.