jumbo white chocolate macadamia nut cookies

June 11, 2014

jumbo white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

These white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are some of the best cookies I have made. I got the recipe from a friend who had made a chocolate chip version. Despite the fact that are huge, I really wanted to eat like five of them.

I made these for #1's birthday as a special treat. They are not made with the most perfect ingredients. I did not have time to research and order better, organic, less processed ingredients. But these are once in a while treats, so I am not going to worry about it and neither should you! I did however include links to products that might be a better option.

Jumbo White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
6 oz macadamia nuts, finely chopped
2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. Although its an extra step, you want to make sure that the baking soda will be well mixed into the cookies to help give the most rise.
Cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well combined. Beat in vanilla extract, egg and egg yolk. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Finally, add in the nuts and chips.

Since these are going to be jumbo cookies, you are going to scoop out quite a bit of dough. Bigger than a golf ball, smaller than a tennis ball :) About a quarter cup of dough. Place the dough ball on the cookie sheet and slightly press down so it somewhat resembles a disk. Place on a cookie sheet with at least an inch between cookies. I was only able to get about 6 on my baking sheet because of their size.

Bake cookies for about 15 minutes.

Try not to burn your tongue when you take a bite out of them right out of the oven.

For  a healthier cookie option try my 
Chocolate Avocado Mint Cookies