I don’t know what it is about white chocolate macadamia nut cookies but they just remind me of summer. Maybe it’s the macadamia nuts or the coconut that remind me of a tropical place far away. Every bite is like a mini vacation.
These homemade cookies are soft and chewy with a hint of sweetness from the white chocolate and a bit of crunch from the macadamia nuts.
This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals in conjunction with Summer Dessert Week. I was sent samples for recipe creations however all opinions are my own.
A quick look at the ingredients used to make these cookies.
- Sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
- Brown Sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- White Chocolate Chips
- Macadamia Nuts
How do you get cookies all the same size?
That’s a good question with an easy answer! Actually, I have a friend who always comments that my cookies are all the same size.
To achieve uniform cookies I use a cookie scoop. It looks like an ice cream scoop and they come in different sizes. I used a medium scoop for these white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. You can see the one I used in the recipe card.
What is a Macadamia Nut?
While many people associate the macadamia nut with Hawaii, the tree is actually indigineous to Australia. Seeds were introduced to Hawaii in the 1880s and have become known as a tropical delight.
Macadamia nuts are not an inexpensive nut. The harvesting process is laborious and slow. While there are 10 species, only two are harvested and it takes 10 years for the trees to even produce nuts. They are harvested only 5 to 6 times a year and by hand.
More Cookies with White Chocolate
- Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Alex’s Double Chocolate White Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal, Cranberry, and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
- 1 cup brown sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
- ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light in color and fluffy. You should see a notable difference in color.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, and coconut.
- Drop onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges start to become a golden color. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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Welcome to this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. You’re going to be in for a treat this year because we have 28 bloggers creating summer themed dessert recipes all week! We’re sharing them with the hashtag #SummerDessertWeek on social media and you’ll find some of the links in this post as well. Plus, we also have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors! Scroll down to take a look!
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away 1 (one) 4.2 Quart (4 Liter) Electric Air Fryer
Prize #2 — Circulon is giving away a TOTAL BAKEWARE 6-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set – Two 9-Inch Round Cake Pans, 9-Inch Square Cake Pan, 9-Inch x 5-Inch Loaf Pan, 9-Inch x 13-Inch Rectangular Cake Pan, 10-Inch x 15-Inch Cookie Pan
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 26th until July 31st at 11:59PMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 2 (two) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 2 (two) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are mine. Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals and Circulon. These sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Homemade Mickey Bars from Big Bear’s Wife
Pina Colada Poke Cake from Semi Homemade Recipes
Whopper Cookies from Eat Move Make
Seashell Macarons from Simply Inspired Meals
S’mores Bars from It’s Shanaka
Birthday Cake Fudge from Fake Ginger
Soft Baked Lemon Poppyseed Cookies from Blogghetti
Smoked Cheesecake from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Berry Mousse from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Layered Ice Cream Pie from For the Love of Food
No Churn Lemon Shortbread Ice Cream from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Mini Biscuit Peach Pies from Our Good Life
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from Family Around the Table
Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Loaf from Sweet Beginnings
S’mores Donuts from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Bourbon Caramel Sauce from Savory Experiments
Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler from Devour Dinner
Lemon Filling (No eggs) from Shockingly Delicious
Gluten-Free Blueberry Crisp for Two from Books n’ Cooks
Kinder Bueno Cheesecake from SugarYums
Blueberry Turnovers from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Instant Pot Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake from Baking up Memories
Raspberry Shortbread Sandwich Cookies from Pastry Chef Online
Mint Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Fudge from Sweet ReciPEAs
Custard Cream Sandwich Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories