Love soft and chewy cookies? Try this delicious White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies recipe.

It’s time for the May Pin Challenge! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month’s challenge is about Father’s Day or projects geared towards the men in our lives. The pin I chose was this White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies because my husband LOVES cookies and it makes for a tasty grab and go treat for his man cave (the garage).


White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Before I get to the recipe, I just want to note that the original recipe is awesome, but I reduced the sugar by quite a bit as it was too sweet for us. I also ended up replacing half of the AP flour for bread flour for a chewier cookie that stays soft for up to 5 days (if it lasts that long).

White chocolate macadamia nut cookies on white plate

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies Tips:

  • The dough needs to be refrigerated and cold before baking as this will help the cookie from spreading too thin.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to make round dough balls for baking.
  • Using bread flour and an extra egg yolk helps keep the cookie soft and chewy.
White chocolate macadamia nut cookies on white plate

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Soft and chewy white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies recipe. Full of lots of white chocolate chips and chunkys of macadamia nuts.


  • 1 cup + 2T. flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg + egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (slightly heaping cup)
  • 1 cup rough chopped lightly salted macadamia nuts


  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt butter. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. set aside.
  3. To the melted butter, add dark brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix till well combined. Then add in the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  4. Add the white chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts. Mix to incorporate. Cover and place in the fridge for at least an hour. If leaving in overnight, make sure to set the dough out on the counter to soften for about 40 minutes.
  5. Take chilled dough and take about 1 1/2 to 2T. of dough and make round balls. Place a dozen onto a baking sheet lined with silpat or parchment paper.
  6. Bake cookies for 12 to 13 minutes at 350°F.


  • If you don't have bread flour, all purpose flour can be used for the entire recipe.
  • If using unsalted macadamia nuts, increase salt to 1/2 tsp.
  • do not flatten the cookie dough balls. This will produce thicker cookies that will be softer and chewier.

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  1. I love white choclate and macadamia cookies, these sound simply delightful! We’re going to give these a try at the weekend. Thanks for a fab recipe!

  2. Personally I prefer a crunchy cookie but my husband likes this texture. Love the tip to add some bread flour to preserve the tenderness. The flavor combination sounds awesome. Thanks!

  3. Soft and chewy cookies are my favorite and I’m glad you shared that tip. I had no idea you could do that. These look delicious and my husband would love them.

  4. Erlene what a great gift to give your special man! I love the cookies myself so I am saving this recipe to my pinterest page to try out. Thanks!

    Also thank you for hosting a fun monthly hop!