White Chocolate is not one of my favorite things, in fact, I sort of dislike it, but when it comes to white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies, I make an exception. Perhaps it’s the guilty pleasure of having a mouthful of sugar, who knows. My friend had just returned from Hawaii with a bag of macadamia nuts for me, so I decided it was probably time to pull this recipe off the shelf again and whip up some cookies. Because despite my reservations about white chocolate, the rest of of my house absolutely loves it. So whether you are a white chocolate lover, or skeptic, give these cookies a try, and perhaps you too will come to love them.
White Chocolate Macademia Nut Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 2 tbls vanilla
- 2 eggs
- large pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup white chocolate
- 1 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the butter and two sugars. Reduce the speed of the mixer and add in the eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda together. Now slowly incorporate the flour mixture into the rest of the batter. once the dough is of a uniform consistency, add in the chocolate and macadamia nuts. I often opt to mix these in by hand with a wooden spoon.
Cover the dough with saran wrap, and place in the refrigerator while you pre-heat the oven to 375°. When the oven is ready, take the dough out of the fridge and create just smaller than golf ball balls and place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.