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Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Macadamia Nut Cookies

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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"

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."

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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