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 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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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

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

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

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

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

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

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"These turned out great"

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"

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