These white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies are soft and chewy, loaded with white chocolate morsels and chopped macadamia nuts, and are baked to perfection.
If there’s one cookie that can really hit the mark when it comes to the perfect combination of flavors and texture, it’s white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. They’re so soft and chewy, but inside they have melty white chocolate chips and that tasty crunch of macadamia nuts. Oh, so good. I love making these, and I find myself bringing them to get-togethers or just keeping them on the counter for snacks quite often. They’re great for special occasions because they’re just a touch fancy but still easy to make. And I think that’s a great combo.
The Best White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
These are the best cookies of their kind that you’ll ever make, and I’m not just saying that because they’re on my blog. Well, maybe a little… But seriously, these are the best! They are absolutely delicious with all the flavors that we love about cookies like these, and they’re also exceptionally easy. It doesn’t get much better than that. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time, and when you’re finished, you’ll have chewy cookies just filled with the flavors of white chocolate and macadamia nuts. MmmMMMM. They’re good.
You’ve probably had a few varieties of macadamia nut cookies, and guess what? With a few simple tweaks to this recipe, you can make them all. In addition to being so good, it’s also so easy to play with. It takes almost no effort to change things up, turning this single cookie recipe into several!
Chocolate White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Add cocoa powder to the cookie dough mix to make chocolate white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.
Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Replace the white chocolate chips with dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips and add them to the chocolate version of the cookie dough for a double chocolate cookie treat.
Mix coconut into your cookie dough for an extra kick of flavor that pairs perfectly with the white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about these white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, I have answers! This short FAQ answers all the important questions about these cookies, so it’s worth reading before diving into the recipe.
Do you have to chill cookie dough?
Not for this recipe. This is a basic cookie dough recipe, and as such, you’ll simply be scooping out the room temperature batter to bake them up.
Why do you add corn syrup to cookies?
Adding a bit of corn syrup to cookies helps keep them soft and chewy. I always add a little more flour so it makes the cookies a bit thicker as well. So follow my recipe below for soft, chewy and thicker cookies.
Can you freeze white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough?
Yes, you can. Simply wrap the dough tightly in a double layer of cling wrap and then place it in an air-tight freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
How do you store macadamia nut cookies?
These cookies will keep well for up to 2 weeks at room temperature in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Ingredients
It only takes a few basic baking ingredients to make these cookies. It’s an incredibly simple recipe with incredibly simple ingredients.
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Butter, room temperature
- Light brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Corn syrup
- Large eggs
- White chocolate morsels
- Chopped macadamia nuts
How to Make White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Making these cookies is as easy as the ingredient list. It’s a very simple recipe that anyone can make. Make a basic cookie dough and add the chocolate chips and nuts. That’s it!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat oven to 375° and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2: Combine the Dry Ingredients
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together.
Step 3: Combine the Wet Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed, cream the butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, and corn syrup together until light and fluffy. Then, add the eggs and beat until incorporated.
Step 4: Make the Cookie Dough
Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and beat on low until combined. Stir in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts into the cookie batter.
Step 5: Bake
Drop by rounded teaspoon, or use a 1-inch cookie scoop, on prepared cookie sheets or on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until the edges just start to turn brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Try This White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipe Today
These white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are perfect in every way. They’re thick, with soft, chewy centers and slightly crisp edges, and they’re overflowing with the flavors of white chocolate and macadamia nuts. They’re an explosion of flavor in every bite, and they’re incredibly easy to make. A recipe like that is just begging to be made, if you ask me! So give these cookies a try. I know you’ll love them as much as I do.
Other Favorite Cookie Recipes You Might Enjoy
Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies – These delicious and very popular oatmeal cookies are packed with flavor from the fresh cranberries, chopped pecans and cinnamon. An easy cookie recipe that can be made all year long. Dried cranberries work well in place of the fresh cranberries during the off season.
Soft Molasses Cookies with Molasses Frosting – These are my absolute favorite cookie recipe during the holidays. They’re delicious anytime of year but there is just something about their soft, chewy texture and delicious flavor. And, the frosting is just an added bonus. So delicious!
Peanut Butter Cookie Bites – A very popular cookie recipe, these bite-size peanut butter cookie bites have the best of both worlds in them, peanut butter and chocolate. The perfect cookie for parties, gift giving or an afternoon snack. Yum!
And, here are some delicious Caramel Pretzel Cookies with Walnuts from Deliciously Seasoned that you might enjoy as well.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 3¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp corn syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 12 oz bag white chocolate morsels
- 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
- Preheat oven to 375°
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt together.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, or a stand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and corn syrup together until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and beat until incorporated.
- Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and beat on low until combined.
- Add white chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts into cookie batter. Stir.
- Drop by rounded teaspoon, or use a 1-inch cookie scoop, onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes or until edges just start to turn brown.
- Remove from oven and let sit of baking sheet for two minutes.
- Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Very good and a nice texture – crispy edges and softer center. However, I made half recipe with a tablespoon scoop and got 2 1/2 dozen cookies. I think the whole recipe using a tsp measure would have made many more than 3 dozen!
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Thank you so much for sharing and I’m so glad you enjoyed these cookies. Thank you for the 5-stars too! :)