12 January 2012

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I've spent that last couple of weeks editing photos that I took as far back as October! These cookies were supposed to be posted on my blog early in November but I just never got to them.

After years of making chocolate chip cookies, I got bored and began to experiment with different combinations of chips and nuts. Some have been more successful than others, but these were a definite hit!

I really love home baked cookies and try to make sure that I always have fresh cookies on hand. These are adapted from Nestle's Toll House Cookie recipe (the one on the back of the chocolate chip package) so they're quick and easy to make too!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies ... adapted from Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.  In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in white chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. 

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. Okay, the minute I saw your post title I had to come right over. This is my favorite kind of cookie. I wish I could make them all the time, but I would just eat them all! Your photos look beautiful and your cookies delicious :)

  2. Wow!! I'm totally going to try this recipe :DD
    I loooove white chocolate and these cookies are my favourite from subway.. LOOL
    Thanks a LOT for the recipe :)

  3. Lynda! every time i come here i just want to jump in your pictures! delicious in everyway! your blog is looking very beautiful, it seems you changed something i can’t figure out what, or maybe i’m just dreaming things? :) :)
    xo sandra

  4. Oh you're killing me! They look so beautiful. Perhaps just gazing upon them would cure my need to actually try them. I don't have macadamia nuts, thank goodness. My resolve is nearly gone!

  5. Oh these look so delicious and enhanced beautifully with the blue dishes. Thanks so much for including the recipe, must try!!

  6. Oh Lynda, Your photo's are beautiful as always. I have to take a course soon as I'm getting no where fast. Learning to edit photo's is so hard.
    But for me learning to bake cookies could be just as hard LOL! these look so yummy...Butch has packaged turnovers in the oven now..great for us on a snowy day...Yum!

  7. Bought a tub from a school kid before Christmas ..
    had every intention of preparing them for holiday giving..
    ran out of time and effort..
    after New Years inspiration struck!
    opened the tub..
    to discover 40 little balls of cookie dough..
    popped them onto baking sheets..
    the aroma was tantalizing..
    the taste was even more exquisite than imagined...
    sent a dozen to work with Hubs..
    and then set about nibbling..
    and nibbling..
    sent the remainder home with daughter for the grands..
    these cookies are the best ever!!
    cannot settle for just one, or one in each fist..
    so now I shall savor your beautiful photos..
    as I remember those delicious cookies..
    bite after bite!!
    warmest hugs..
    laughing smiles too!!

  8. Carissima Lynda....after I tried a liitle time ago your miraculous zucchini bred; which is for me and my three men the BEST IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD,...I definetely will try these delicate & crispy looking wonderful bisquits.......!!!!

    I do love the beautiful pics...the light blue matches wonderfully these Cooky-Beauties....!!

    ciao ciao elvira

  9. Yummy, yummy post! Especially like that last image, too, of the cookies in the little bowl. :) Can't wait to try your recipe! So generous of you to share!

    I found your blog through Artful Blogging! I loved the title of your article and how you wrote: "I often look at life through rose-colored glasses, but that's the joy of being an artist." I also loved that you wrote that blogging pushes you to try harder. I feel like blogging has helped me to live my best life, too.

    Thank you again for writing such an inspiring article I could connect to! :)
    Happy New Year and wishing you all the best,
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  10. Delicious, Lynda! Your images are so tasty... I like white chocolate more and more, and in combo with macadamia nuts...YUM! Thanks for the great recipe. We're trying to go less-sugar here, but everything in moderation, right? ;o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

  11. I love to bake. I guess I will have to sacrifice some macadamia nuts for the effort!

  12. Ohhh those look delicious. I need to try your recipe. Your photos are beautiful too!

  13. ein zauberhafter Blog liebe Lynda!
    Herzliche Grüße von deiner neuen Leserin
    PS. darf ich dein Blog auf Mon Alice in der Blogroll verlinken?

  14. Bright and cheery photos, Lynda – not to mention the bright and cheery cookies! :) I haven't baked any in ages but you have a great idea to mix up the recipe. Hope you are having a great week!


    – g

    p. s. How do you like G+?

  15. Hello Lynda,

    The cookies look wonderful and the photos are beautiful! Thank you so much for the recipe! My hubby is a cookie monster and know he would love these. :)

    Enjoy a lovely weekend my friend.



  16. Oh my goodness, two of my favorite things in one cookie!
    These look delicious Lynda, and thank you so much for sharing the recipe here.
    Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend.

  17. What a wonderful blog! I really like it, great pictures! And the cookies look delicious!



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