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  1. Watch how to make these Macadamia nut cookies
  2. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

Summer calls for a different type of cookie. Well, actually any cookie is good all the time. But in the summer, I don’t like too much spice or strong flavors so these macadamia nut cookies are perfect. Almost light and island-like –  maybe that’s wishful thinking – these cookies are my summer go-to. I can’t wait for you to fall in love with these cookies as much as I have!

These freeze very well and are extremely delicious!

Top down view of white chocolate Macadamia nut cookie sitting on wire cooling rack on marble surface
Wire cooling rack with light brown cookies sitting on top with scoop off to the side

Watch how to make these Macadamia nut cookies

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White chocolate chips showing in golden brown Macadamia nut cookies sitting on wire cooling rack with multiple cookies all around

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

5 from 3 votes
This is a unique cookie for sure, but it's definitely a delicious one! Made with white chocolate chips, these Macadamia nut cookies are sort of island-like in flavor! The creamy texture of the cookie is light and moist, which is just what you want!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • ¾ cup butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅔ cups flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted unsweetened coconut
  • ¾ cup chopped Macadamia nuts


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Spread coconut on a small baking sheet and set in the oven. Shake and stir every two minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
    1 cup toasted unsweetened coconut
  • Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
    ¾ cup butter, ¾ cup brown sugar, ⅓ cup white granulated sugar
  • Mix in egg and vanilla until well incorporated.
    1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until no dry streaks remain.
    1 ⅔ cups flour, ¾ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt
  • Add chocolate chips, prepared coconut, and nuts. Mix or fold in.
    1 ½ cups white chocolate chips, 1 cup toasted unsweetened coconut, ¾ cup chopped Macadamia nuts
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop cookies on parchment-lined cookie sheets and bake until slightly golden around the edges, 8-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool on pans for five minutes. Then remove to rack and cool completely.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 23.3gProtein: 2.3gFat: 14.3gSaturated Fat: 7.7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5.2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 25.2mgSodium: 91.3mgPotassium: 99.9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15.5gVitamin A: 52.8IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 47.7mgIron: 0.8mg
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Difficulty Intermediate
Method Baking

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  1. 5 stars
    My husband loves white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. However, I like Chocolate chip with walnuts. Alas, you don’t have a recipe for regular chocolate chips and walnuts.

    If I substitute white chocolate and macadamia nut with regular chocolate chips and walnuts do I still need to add coconut?

    Thanks so much for all your videos and recipes. I am a big fan and I tell all my friends!