White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

IMG_1678

Happy Tuesday friendlies! I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start and that wherever you are in the world, it is as sunny and beautiful as it has been in Vancouver the last couple of days! I’m super excited to share this cookie recipe with you all today, so bear with me while I share a little story…

Alright so, acouple days ago I was perusing the bulk foods aisle at the grocery store – because this is pretty much my aisle of heaven, and where I spend a lot of my grocery shopping time– when I noticed something amazing… Macadamia nuts were on sale! Say whattt!?!?

Now I don’t know what the situation with macadamia nuts is in other parts of the world – but here in Vancouver, sales on macadamia nuts basically never happen; like it’s pretty much unheard of – so you can understand my excitement when I noticed they were on sale.

IMG_1674

Now before I go on, I should probably mention that when I say macadamia nuts were “on sale”, I mean that they were on for $4.59/100g instead of their usual $5.00/100g……… sooo basically in the grand scheme of sales, this was pretty much as sad as it gets. But I didn’t care – I’ll take what I can get when it comes to Macadamia nuts.

So needless to say, I wasted no time scooping up a bag and racing home to make a batch of one of my all-time favourite cookies!

IMG_1670

You got it – White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. Mmmm I just love these babies, don’t you?

Honestly, if only macadamia nuts didn’t cost a fortune, I would make these cookies all the time! That being said, I guess the high price of macadamia nuts is kind of like a blessing in disguise, because if I was baking these cookies all the time, that would also mean I would be eating them all the time. And because I have zero will power when it comes to cookie consumption.. so it’s probably for the best  LOL!

IMG_1660

Anyways, a little indulgence in a pricey recipe every now and again – especially when the results are this delicious – is totally justifiable in my opinion.

IMG_1676

I’m absolutely in love with this recipe, because the cookies are super chewy on the inside, with a nice crisp exterior, and their flavour is not too sweet – which I find can sometimes be a bit of a problem when it comes to White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. So basically this recipe is the perfect balance of flavour with the ultimate cookie texture…. what more could you ask for?

Not to mention their crackly tops with those chunks of white chocolate and macadamia nuts popping out just make them irresistible to look at! I pretty much start drooling every time I look at them.

So here is the recipe lovelies, and as always I hope you enjoy <3 <3

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Makes: 48 cookies

Things you need…
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups pastry flour
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
1 1/4 cup white chocolate chunks

1 tbsp coarse sugar for sprinkling {optional}

How to make…
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a couple cookie pans with parchment paper {depending on how much of the cookie dough you want to bake off right away}.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl add the eggs and vanilla beat until fluffy.

In a small bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, baking powder, corn starch, cinnamon and salt. Add in two additions to the wet ingredients, beating on low speed until completely combined. The batter may seem a bit soft, but don’t worry – this is what you want. Add in the white chocolate chunks & macadamia nuts; mix on low until evenly distributed.

Using a cookie scoop or two teaspoons, scoop your batter out into about 1 tbsp portions out onto your baking sheets leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. I usually put no more than 12 onto each tray. Sprinkle the tops with some coarse sugar, and set in the centre rack of your oven to bake.

Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes or until the tops are beginning to crackle and the edges are golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least five minutes before digging in… that is if you can…. 😀

Happy cookie baking!

IMG_1672

3 thoughts on “White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

    1. Hello! Thanks so much for your interest in my website! I am currently working on putting together a weekly newsletter that will go out to subscribers, and am hoping to have it up and running by June 🙂

      -KP

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *