White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. Soft chewy white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are a sweet, buttery cookie and are always a crowd pleaser! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword white chocolate macadamia nut cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24


  • 1 cup Butter (softened slightly)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt (if using unsalted butter, use 3/4 teaspoon salt)
  • 1 1/2 cups White Chocolate Chips (suggest Guittard or Ghirardelli)
  • 1 cup Macadamia Nuts (roughly chopped but still large enough)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut (optional) (sweetened flaked or unsweetened coconut flakes)


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar for at least 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy. 

  2. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla. 

  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix just until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. If using coconut, add it in now. 

  4. Drop onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. I suggest using light colored aluminum baking sheets for even baking.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges start to become a light golden color. Don't overbake! Let rest for 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing.