Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe
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Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

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These rich cookies are full of Hawaiian macadamia nuts and chocolate chips. —Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 jars (3-1/2 ounces each) macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) white baking chips

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 201 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in nuts and chips. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans for 1 minute before removing to wire racks; cool completely. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Editor's Note: 2 cups of chopped almonds may be substituted for the macadamia nuts.
Originally published as Macadamia Nut Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p37

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hbaseley User ID: 3311639 214768
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"Hands down, the best cookie I have ever had."

goodeatings User ID: 6667510 45932
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"OW!! this is a keeper, wonderful flavor.Only thing different is I baked at 365."

anchortown68 User ID: 2250136 18720
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"Yummy and very addictive. All my guests loved them! It is loaded with chocolate, and nuts."

ticosusie User ID: 6356520 44881
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"These turned out great"

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 15723
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"I didn't have vanilla chips so I used peaunt butter chips instead. I liked them better than when I had used vanilla chips"

debbieilliams333 User ID: 4471449 44880
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"These are delicious! I modified the recipe slightly. Added two cups of white and one cup of chocolate chips. I did not refrigerate the dough and found that they came out perfect without having to adjust the baking time."

mitaka36 User ID: 4664050 201967
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"I make these two to three times a year. they always turn out perfect and my family and friends think they are the best tasting cookies around"

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