White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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    I didn’t really realize how hard macadamia nuts were to find until I actually needed them for a recipe. My parents would ALWAYS have macadamia nuts lying around the house. They had friends that would send it to them from Hawaii and they would also get jars of them at Costco. I hate venturing out to Costco – it’s a 5 minute drive for me but I hate dealing with the people and the crowds. Just drives me bonkers and slightly claustrophobic.

    Anyway, so I had been searching for these nuts (haha) for a while. My friend said Trader Joe’s typically has them but they ran out and hadn’t had them in stock for a while, Wegman’s, which has EVERYTHING, didn’t have ANY macadamia nuts, so I kind of gave up. But then I remembered Whole Foods. Slightly more expensive but they miiiight have them.

    I drove myself to Whole Foods, thoroughly embarrassed myself by asking a male employee where his bulk nuts were, and happily left Whole Foods with a bag of nuts. #winning

    If you’ve ever gone to Costco and gone to their bakery section, then you know the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies that I’m about to talk about. They come in these plastic bins along with an assortment of chocolate chip cookies and double fudge and you can’t just choose one ’cause you pretty much want them all. They’re super soft and got loads of nuts and white chocolate chips in it. Yeah, those cookies. Well, I made my own version at home and I’d have to say, mine were pretty darn close to those Costco ones – just slightly smaller, but big things come in small packages and that’s exactly what this cookie is :)

    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

    These White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are super soft and loaded with nuts and white chocolate chips - yum! 
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 13 mins
    Total Time: 23 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 3
    Calories: 210kcal
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    • 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened, 1 1/2 cups
    • 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups bread flour, you may use AP flour instead if you don't have it on hand
    • 4 tsp cornstarch
    • 2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
    • 1 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
    • In a large bowl, add flours, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
    • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs and vanilla extract and beat for 2 more minutes.
    • Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until all combined and well-incorporated.
    • Using a spatula, fold in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
    • Bake for 11-13 minutes. They will look super soft but they continue cooking after you remove them from the oven.
    • Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before you move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Store in an airtight container.


    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Nutrition Facts
    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
    Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
    Calories 210
    % Daily Value*
    Carbohydrates 27g9%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 16g18%
    Protein 2g4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Kathryn says:

    I love white chocolate & macadamia cookies – it’s such a classic combination and it works so well. These cookies look like they are stuffed full of deliciousness!

  • Shaina says:

    I know exactly what cookies your talking about from Costco. Oh my god. They are SO good. I’ve wanted to recreate them before but macadamia nuts can be pretty pricey, and you’re right…very hard to find. I’ll have to splurge though, because now I’m craving these cookies!

  • Kristen says:

    These are my dad’s favorite! I’ll have to make them in a few weeks when I see him!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    OH the Cosco bakery section. For as much as I love everything that comes out of that corner of paradise, I hate going in too! (I can relate to the claustrophobia/crowd annoyance you shared). White choc macadamia cookies are such a classic that don’t get the spotlight enough. Yours look buttery, soft, and addictive!

  • Alaina @ Fabtatic Eats says:

    Omg! These cookies look amazing!! They’re so puffy! I looove soft cookies! Plus I’m obsessed with all things including white chocolate! It’s my fav! (Is it the bread flour that makes these particular cookies extra fluffy? I’ve never used it in cookies before!) delicious Julie!!

  • Maria says:

    I am always up for a cookie! Yum!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    White chocolate macadamia nut cookies are one of my favorite varieties. :) Love the bread flour and cornstarch in these! I know Averie bakes a lot of cookies with bread flour and I’m so eager to give it a try.

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    Paul doesn’t eat many cookies but when he does they must be white chocolate macadamia nut. These look like a sure winner!

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    I just bought macadamia nuts this week. Holy smokes those little guys are pricey! So worth it though — especially in cookies. These look amazing, Julie!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    god I love costco cookies!

  • marla says:

    Oh wow do these sound GREAT!

  • Heather Christo says:

    Oh Jeez Julie- these are just about my very favorite kind of cookie. Thank you for the reminder :)

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Oooooh mamaaaa these look delicious!!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    No lie, this is my favorite cookie EVER! Yours look amazing!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Bring on the cookies! Love!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    These are my favorite kind of cookies ever! And oddly enough I have a big bag of macadamia nuts and didn’t even consider making them! Happening this weekend though!

  • Sabrina Fields says:

    These look SO good. These are my second favorite cookie ever (after oatmeal chocolate chip!). But you’re killing me with all of these cookie recipes! It’s like when I got married and became “Mrs. Fields” that I couldn’t NOT make and eat a ton of cookies. And the extra 10 pounds are proof :-) Tucking this recipe away for a rainy day, though!

  • This is one of my favorite cookies! They look so moist and chewy!!

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Oh man, these look so amazing! So wishing I could I have a taste!

  • Megan says:

    These look beautiful! I like adding dried cranberries to white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Adds a little tang to what is sometimes a very sweet cookie.

  • Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says:

    These cookies are beautiful! I have a love/hate relationship with Costco.. I try to avoid weekends! And I absolutely love the cookies they sell. Can’t wait to give these a try :)

  • Julia says:

    These look amazing! And, Costco cookies are dangerous…those large bins of cookies go way too fast in my house. Have a good weekend!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    I guess Ill have to go find some bulk nuts to make these now ;) They look gooooooooorgeous! Seriously sad we dont live closer!

  • a farmer in the dell says:

    I love macadamia nuts SO much and rarely use them. Thanks for giving me an excuse to purchase my favorite nut!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    Absolutely love these cookies, Julie!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Still completely hilarious that you asked him where his nuts are.

  • Gaby says:

    so craving some of these right now!

  • dixya @ food, pleasure, and health says:

    its my fav kind. I havent had the Costco ones but Subway has always been my favorite. Its been such a long time, I made some during Christmas. BTW have you ever noticed that freezing the dough makes the cookie come out better or is it just a fluke? any idea?

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking says:

    What a lovely cookies, and I wish i have them now with my tea. Wonderful recipe and those pictures are mouthwatering!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    I really love macadamia nut cookies! I haven’t had Costco’s yet, now I think I might have to get some…or actually, I’ll just make these!

  • Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says:

    I was just about to suggest looking at Whole Foods for the nuts (we just got a WF and I’m obsessed!). These look so delicious and fluffy! Like little cookie pillows. Can I rest my head? ;-)

  • Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry says:

    On top of macadamia nuts being hard to find, they are expensive! But worth it because you can make these cookies with them. I can only imagine the bread flour makes them chewy but soft. Yum!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says:

    Moist and chewy deliciousness! Yum :)

  • Reem | Simply Reem says:

    These look fabulous…
    My kids love white chocolate cookies… These will be sure hit!
    Perfectly Delicious and Fluffy and comfy!

  • The Sketched Chef says:

    They look so great and perfect !
    I’ve never had a macadamia nut cookie before, but I totally like the idea ! :)

  • Yvonne @ bitter baker says:

    Macadamia nuts are my all time favorite nut!! These cookies look amazing!

  • Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen says:

    Ah yum, these look so good! White chocolate chip cookies are my favourite, but I’ve never tried them with macadamia nuts. I will definitely be giving these a go!

  • Tracey says:

    I’ve actually never had macadamia nuts, though I suspect I wouldn’t like them since I’m not a big fan of nuts in general. But I might just have to substitute peanut butter chips instead so I can try them anyway!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    These are my favourite cookies! Quick, let me grab a glass of milk!

  • Abdulrahman says:

    Looks super perfect… Inviting…

  • Tanya B. says:

    We made this recipe today- it is a pretty cookie, soft and flavorful. We used all All Purpose flour, but next time we’ll try using the Bread Flour and see what the difference is. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Brittany says:

    Holy amazingness Batman!! I made these cookies last night and they are incredible! They look just like the pictures and taste fantastic. Bakery quality for sure. Thank you for posting such a wonderful recipe!!

  • Helen Collier says:

    I loved what you wrote; I am still laughing, thank you for your beautiful spirit, and great heart! And these wonderful cookie~!

    • Julie says:

      Haha, I’m glad it brought some laughter, Helen! :)

  • Vevehomemaker says:

    I made these cookies today. Seriously delicious. Best cookie ever. I can’t stop eatting them. I did add 1/2 tsp of almond extract. I also let the dough chill for 2hrs and inbetween baking. + I sifted the dry ingredients together. They’re so buttery, soft + chewy & flavorful. I want more, but I already ate like 5.. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely make these again !!

    • Julie says:

      So glad you enjoyed these! They’re one of my favorites too due to how soft they are!

  • Jean M. says:

    The white chocolate macadamia have become our favorite cookies! LOVE the texture of them. I use whatever nuts I have on hand but the macs are best!

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