White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

My husband is a cookie monster. His favorite type of cookie of all time is, you guessed it, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. He requested that I make them, so I tried a new recipe the other day. His reaction to these cookies was amazing. He literally said that these were the best cookies he’s had in his entire life! That’s saying something, cause if he didn’t like it, he would have no qualms in saying so. I thought they were great too. In fact so did all the kids. It had a great bold flavor, nice and buttery and full of vanilla flavor.  So we highly recommend you give this one a try! 




White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces of  Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
  • 3 oz chopped and toasted macadamia nuts (half a 6 oz bag)


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugars, beating well at medium speed with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, soda, and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Stir in white chocolate and macadamia nuts. Chill dough for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in preheated oven. (use your discretion, as baking times in recipes are never correct) Cookies will be soft. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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