Thursday, December 06, 2012

Cookie Week: Tasty Thursday #88: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

One of my all-time favorite cookies is the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. I was introduced to this gem back when I was a preteen and my stepdad got a few with our Subway order. I immediately fell in love. I love the crunch and flavor of the macadamia nuts with the richness of the chocolate. One thing I really loved about Subway's cookie was that it was soft and chewy. I'm one of those crunchy, crispy cookie haters. Just say no to hard cookies!

Like all the food I've obsessed over all my life, I furiously took to Google in search of a good starting recipe. I found a few and cataloged them into my recipe tomes (yes, tomes) - and then forgot all about them. When I was searching for cookie recipes for this week, I pulled it out because I really wanted to step out of my comfort zone.

This recipe was every bit as good (and then some) as Subway's. The best part is that instead of one or two...I get a whole BATCH of these cookies. Even my husband, who swears he is not a sweets guy, ate 3 before I could even finish cooking them! They disappeared in no time at all.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies - soft, chewy cookies with the crunch of macadamias! #cookies

What you need:
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg (12 oz.) white chocolate chips
  • 1 to 2 cups macadamia nuts, chopped (I found these in the beer aisle!)

Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Stir in dry ingredients until incorporated.
Fold in white chocolate chips and nuts.

On a lined baking sheet, add cookie dough - I like to use my handy dandy scooper.

Bake cookies at 375* for 9 to 12 minutes, turning sheet halfway through cooking.
*Note: I had to turn mine down to 350 and cooked them for 10 minutes exactly*
Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool.

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Tyler said...

These are my Dad's FAVORITE cookies! Seriously, thank you for this recipe :)

Unknown said...

These are my favorite cookies and my mouth is watering right now!! yummy! I am a new follower from the blog hop! I hope you will follow me back!

Amanda @ Life, Experience Needed said...

I love these cookies!!!! I really should try making them for once... or maybe I shouldn't (less eating)

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Unknown said...

Found you blog though the grow you blog link party. Newest follower on GFC.:) The cookies looks so good! Got to make myself a batch.


Anonymous said...

I love this cookie! Thanks so much for linking to The 12 Days of Christmas!