Thursday, August 26, 2010

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut- Take 2

My first post of white chocolate macadamia nut cookies offered a thin, crispier cookie. When I saw The more than occasional baker's post for a thicker version, I was excited to give it a try. This recipe created a thick and cakey cookie. If you are craving a more traditional white chocolate macadamia nut cookie, this wouldn't satisfy you (not chewy enough), but overall it was a delightful cookie that I am excited to pass along!

This recipe is made by weight, and it was my first time baking like this. I have included the volume equivalents. What do you think about baking by weight? Do you think it yields better results?

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped


Preheat the oven to 375F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and creamy.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and stir to combine,
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl and stir into the butter mixture until just combined.
Fold through the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
Place heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture on the baking sheet, leaving a little space between them to allow for spreading. 
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden.
Allow to cool on the sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. 
Yields 12 cookies.


  1. Mmmmm...I like thick and cakey cookies!

  2. looks yummy. In my country, we measure ingredients by weight instead of cup, not sure whether it will affect the taste but, I prefer weight than volume simply because weight is more easier to me :).

  3. This happens to be my one of my favourite cookies. Have you tried the white chocolate macadamia cookie at subway? Its one of the best cookies evaaa!
    *kisses* HH

  4. Hi Jess,
    Thanks for the thoughts. For me volume is easier because I've always baked that way, and I have no idea what 250 grams of flour looks like, but I do know what one cup looks like...

    HH, I have not tried the white chocolate macadamia cookies from subway. I love their M&M and chocolate chip ones, though. I'll try the white chocolate one next time and let you know!

  5. I've never baked by looks like this was a successful recipe though! White chocolate macadamia is always a winning combination :)

  6. Looks really really good! So glad it turned out. Thanks for linking back to my site :) I've got a few other cookie recipes to post so stay tuned!
    I agree with HH - the white chocolate macadamia cookies from subway are divine.

  7. I looove macadamia nuts so this has to be amazing!

  8. Gosh, I haven't made these in years! They are my absolute favorite! How dare you tempt me like this!! Grrrrr...

  9. It sounds like the Subway cookie is a must! Sorry, Debbi :/ This recipe only makes 12, so that's not too many... :)

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  11. what a wonderful cookie! its amazing how well white chocolate and macadamia nuts go together!
    thanks for making me crave those cookies now!