White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

April 8, 2009

So i’ve been stuck inside for the past 5 days, studying. It has been absolutely gorgeous outside this past weekend and I haven’t enjoyed any of it. So at exactly 3:30 today, as I walked out of my first exam I decided two things. 1. I feel like baking. 2. Good god I need to go to the gym! Now, some people may think those two things don’t go together, but I think they go just well. I feel like i’ve been cooped up not doing anything & I need to get moving! And, as long as I’m burning all those extra calories, why not eat some cookies while im at it?? So I decided to buy some white chocolate wafers, and use the macadamia nuts we had at home to make cookies! These are really really really good. I don’t love white chocolate, but I like it in these cookies.

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Recipe from Joy Of Cooking, 75th Anniversary Edition.


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped white chocolate


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Line or grease cookie sheets.
  2. Whisk together flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Beat in a large bowl until light and fluffy, butter and both sugars. 
  4. Beat in one at a time eggs and vanilla.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients. Stir in macadamia nuts and white chocolate.
  6. Drop by heaping measureing teaspoons 1 1/2 inches apart and bake for 15-18 minutes depending on how large you make them!
I thought I’d share some pictures of my dog. Seeing as how she seems to always be in the kitchen when I bake, looking for crumbs. So as I was taking the pictures, she popped up begging for a taste.    

This is Lainey. Affectionately named after Elaine, from Seinfeld. 
That look is the look of hunger. Even after just being fed.. she’s after a treat. Please Mom..Please!
I’m begging you.. I’m withering away… 
Needless to say, Lainey got a treat. 
Her and I enjoyed a cookie, both macadamia and chicken flavored 🙂

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  • Reply Koko April 8, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Thanks for sending one over- it was yummy! That recipe is gold….love it!

  • Reply Alicia April 8, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    haha your welcome!

  • Reply Steph April 9, 2009 at 5:16 AM

    I always bake something after an exam or an essay. It totally destresses out because I’m doing something that takes my mind off all the stress and I get to look at pretty batter! Those cookies look amazing. I think its the perfect thickness.

  • Reply Alicia April 9, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Steph – Agreed! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Elissa April 10, 2009 at 12:34 AM

    I know what you mean about studying – I’m still just in high school but all of my AP tests are coming up. I’m on spring break right now and the weather is so perfect I can hardly make myself study. In fact I usually end up baking. (: These cookies look delicious!

  • Reply ingrid April 10, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    The cookies look good but your sweet doggie looks even better. Seriously how sweet IS she?! I wished I had the time, extra money, and energy to have a dog. Unfortunately, I have three kiddos that keep me busy, broke, and out of the house. 🙁 Sad part isthey want one so bad especially Babygirl!

  • Reply Alicia April 10, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Elissa – I think baking is a perfect procrastination! Haha. Thanks 🙂

    Ingrid – Awe! She is my little baby.. hehe. I could just eat her up. Though I ate more than enough cookies to fill me. haha. Thanks =) Hope you get some rest with all the busy kids!!

  • Reply MommyAmy April 10, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Yummy! Gotta love white chocolate macadamia nuts!

  • Reply zestycook April 17, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    These look amazing!!!

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