Macadamia Nut Cookies

  • Yield: servings

'I made this recipe up for my son, and he loved them. Each year at Christmas, it is a tradition for me to bake these cookies for him.'


1 1/4cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup butter, softened
3/4cup granulated sugar
3/4cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (12-ounce) bag white chocolate chips
3cups uncooked quick oats
1cup chopped macadamia nuts


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla to the creamed mixture. Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed. Add the white chocolate chips, oats, and nuts. Allow the dough to rest 20 minutes.

Drop the dough, 1 teaspoon at a time, onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, watching carefully to avoid overbaking. The cookies should be light brown.

Yield: about 3 dozen

Tips From Our Test Kitchen:

Macadamia nut pieces can usually be found in the baking supply aisle at your grocery store. They are far less expensive than the whole nuts.