White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies {Bakery-Style}

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies {Bakery-Style}

Simple. Buttery. Decadent. My White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies bring the bakery to your home! They are inspired by my favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies and are simple to make, bold in size and flavour, and loaded with macadamia nuts. These White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies pack the rich flavour and nutty aromas of browned butter into a chewy, yet perfectly crisp, white chocolate chip cookie. They are sure to become your favourite *and most requested* cookie of the year!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

To make these cookies you will need:

  • Brown Butter (A nutty game changer – made by simmering unsalted butter until toasted and golden)
  • Sugar (brown sugar and granulated sugar)
  • Egg (large, room temperature)
  • Flour (All-purpose, measured by spooning & levelling)
  • **A little bit of heavy cream or whatever high fat milk you have on hand!
  • White Chocolate (roughly chopped or chocolate chips)
  • Macadamia Nuts (halved)
  • Cookie essentials: Vanilla Extract, baking soda, salt, +2 tbsp of heavy cream
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies

Let’s make some White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Swirl pan every 30 seconds until butter begins to sizzle. Reduce heat to low. Continue swirling for ~3 minutes or until melted butter becomes foamy, makes popping sounds, and begins to take on a nutty aroma! Mixture will begin to turn golden brown and have brown flakes interspersed. Using a wooden spoon or spatula stir butter, lift browned butter bits from the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In the meantime, move onto step 3.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. (This process aerates and sifts dry ingredients!) Set aside.

Using a large bowl with an electric mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat sugars (brown and granulated) with melted brown butter and heavy cream for 1 min. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Stir until combined and scrape sides of bowl once more to incorporate all the batter.

sugar and melted butter in a bowl
egg and vanilla added to sugar and butter
wet mixture for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Slowly add flour mixture to the wet butter/sugar/egg mixture, beating on low speed until just combined. Add roughly chopped white chocolate pieces and macadamia nuts to the batter. Mix together until combined.

flour added to wet White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie mixture
macadamia nuts and white chocolate added to White Chocolate Macadamia Nut batter
mixed White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie batter

Scoop dough into 2 tbsp portions and set on flat plate/baking sheet.

Refrigerate dough for at least 1h (note: this step allows all of the beautiful cookie flavours to combine and form a perfectly spread cookie!)

Preheat oven to 350F (325F if using convection bake).

Once dough is chilled, remove from fridge and place cookies onto baking sheet, spaced 2″ apart (Note: to give these cookies that perfect bakery texture – tear them in half and place the torn side of one half on top of the other. Gently press into a small ball). Place a few additional pieces of white chocolate onto each cookie dough ball, as desired.

Bake cookies for 14-15 min or until the edges are golden brown.

Sprinkle each cookie with flaked salt upon removing from the oven! Allow to cool on cookie sheet until easy to pick up (5-10 min) then finish cooling on cookie rack.

Enjoy!!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies {Bakery-style}

Sofia Quick
Simple. Buttery. Decadent. My White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie pack the rich flavour and nutty aromas of browned butter into a chewy, yet perfectly crisp, white chocolate chip cookie. They are simple to make, bold in size and flavour, and loaded with rich and delicious macadamia nuts!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigeration 1 hour
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 large cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup (115g) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup (150g) Brown Sugar (light or dark)
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream or your milk of choice! (ideally with a high fat content)
  • 2 Egg large, room temperature
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cup (150g) All-purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt + extra pinch for tops of finished cookies!
  • 2 cup (290g) White Chocolate roughly chopped or white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (150g) Macadamia Nuts (halved)

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Swirl pan every 30 seconds until butter begins to sizzle. Reduce heat to low. Continue swirling for ~3 minutes or until melted butter becomes foamy, makes popping sounds, and begins to take on a nutty aroma! Mixture will begin to turn golden brown and have brown flakes interspersed. Using a wooden spoon or spatula stir butter, lift browned butter bits from the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In the meantime, move onto step 3.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. (This process aerates and sifts dry ingredients!) Set aside.
  • Using a large bowl with an electric mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat sugars (brown and granulated) with melted brown butter and heavy cream for 1 min. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Stir until combined and scrape sides of bowl once more to incorporate all the batter.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to the wet butter/sugar/egg mixture, beating on low speed until just combined. Add roughly chopped white chocolate pieces and macadamia nuts to the batter. Mix together until combined.
  • Scoop dough into 2 tbsp portions and set on flat plate/baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate dough for at least 1h (note: this step allows all of the beautiful cookie flavours to combine and form a perfectly spread cookie!)
  • Preheat oven to 350F (325F if using convection bake).
  • Once dough is chilled, remove from fridge and place cookies onto baking sheet, spaced 2" apart (Note: to give these cookies that perfect bakery texture – tear them in half and place the torn side of one half on top of the other. Gently press into a small ball). Place a few additional pieces of white chocolate onto each cookie dough ball, as desired.
  • Bake cookies for 14-15 min or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Sprinkle each cookie with flaked salt upon removing from the oven! Allow to cool on cookie sheet until easy to pick up (5-10 min) then finish cooling on cookie rack.
  • Enjoy!!

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Notes

Sofia’s Tips:
  • Savour that warm, nutty brown butter aroma and don’t forget to scrape all those flavourful, brown, flaky butter bits into your batter!
  • To measure flour correctly: Use a spoon to scoop flour into your measuring cup! This ensures you don’t add too much flour to these cookies and end up with dry cookies
  • A sprinkle of salt on top of these cookies brings all of the flavours together and makes for the perfect cookie!! Don’t forget this step!
  • After scooping, these cookies can be put into a freezer safe bag and stored in the freezer for up to 6 months!
 
Have you tried this recipe!? I would love to know what you think! Leave a comment below! 
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