How to make White Chocolate-Macadamia Cookies | Perfect Cookies


Usually, recipes start with: This is the best cookie recipe ever. You won’t need any other cookie recipe ever…etc. I don’t know if this is the best white chocolate-macadamia nut cookie recipe ever, but it was certainly one of my favorite cookies. Honestly, I am not a big fan of cookies. Most of the recipes are way too sweet and buttery for my taste. But these white chocolate-macadamia nut cookies were sweet but not too sweet, they were nice and crisp, had a deliciously nutty aroma. You don’t need any funny or extra special ingredients. Simple, straightforward recipe…I will make these cookies again in the future.

White Chocolate-Macadamia Cookies

Happy baking/cooking! Jó étvágyat!

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How to make White Chocolate-Macadamia Cookies

Ingredients /For 9 cookies/

  • 1 egg
  • 85 g butter (softened) (3 ounces or 3/8 cup)
  • 40 g white sugar (3 tablespoons)
  • 45 g brown sugar (4 tablespoons)
  • 150 g flour (1 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 100 g white chocolate (3/4 cup)
  • a handful of macadamia nuts


  1. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. In a bigger bowl cream together butter and sugars until combined.
  3. Add the egg to the butter-sugar mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla bean powder.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients in three rounds until combined.
  6. Add the chopped white chocolate (or white chocolate chips), and chopped macadamia nuts, mix well.
  7. You can put the dough into the fridge for 20-30 minutes if you have time.
  8. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 180 degrees C (375 degrees F).
  9. Roll 1-2 tbsp. (depending on how large you like your cookies) of dough at a time into balls and place them evenly spaced on your prepared cookie sheets. Alternately, use a small cookie scoop to make your cookies.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. Take them out when they are just BARELY starting to turn brown.
  11. Let them sit on the baking pan for 2 minutes before removing it to the cooling rack.

How to bake frozen dough

There are two ways to bake frozen dough:

  1. Thaw it first: When you want to bake them, remove the dough balls from the freezer, set them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and cover with a light cloth towel or napkin to let them thaw. Then, once they reach room temperature (after about 1-2 hours depending on the temperature of your kitchen) bake as directed in the recipe.
  2. Bake from frozen: Place the dough on a parchment lined baking sheet. Then, preheat the oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees Fahrenheit) (ONLY if you are baking the frozen dough) and put the cookies in the oven at the beginning of the preheating time. (So put the cookies in the oven as you preheat it). Set the timer for 15 minutes and remove the cookies after 15 minutes. The top will look a little more brown than usual, but they will still taste amazing.


Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutritional Value

1 cookie provides about 261 calories, 15 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of protein.


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