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Macadamia Nut Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch


about 6 dozen

These rich cookies are full of Hawaiian macadamia nuts and chocolate chips. —Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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 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.
Editor's Note: 2 cups of chopped almonds may be substituted for the macadamia nuts.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • Gramma Amy
    Jan 2, 2020

    These cookies are great. We love the combination of the macadamias, chocolate and white chips. So yummy.

  • kredhead
    Jun 29, 2018

    Keeper recipe, an adult cookie, so good

  • K.
    Jun 2, 2018

    One of the best cookies I've ever had!!

  • hbaseley
    Dec 13, 2014

    Hands down, the best cookie I have ever had.

  • greiner4
    Jun 26, 2013

    No comment left

  • LRMendez
    Nov 6, 2012

    No comment left

  • goodeatings
    Jun 21, 2012

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

  • anchortown68
    Mar 11, 2012

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

  • ticosusie
    Nov 22, 2011

    These turned out great

  • Kris Countryman
    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