White Chocolate Chip & Macadamia Nut Cookies

Who doesn't love white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies? These are one of my favourite cookies and I added oats to give the cookie some extra texture (and to tell myself they're a little bit healthier). An alternative to the simple chocolate chip cookie recipe, these cookies are perfect for snacks throughout the week or as a hostess gift. 

 I always use Chipits, as they always have a delicious recipe on the back

I always use Chipits, as they always have a delicious recipe on the back

 Chopped macadamia nuts, one of my favourites even to just have around the house as a snack

Chopped macadamia nuts, one of my favourites even to just have around the house as a snack

Recipe:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour (here I substitute 1 cup with oats)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Chopped macadamia nuts (I never measure these but 1/2 cup - 1 cup should do)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 cup softened butter with 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar. Beat in 2 eggs and 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla. In seperate bowl stir 2 cups flour/oat mixture with 1 tsp baking soad and 1/2 tsp salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in macadamia nuts and 1 cup white chocolate chips. Drop 1 tbsp portions of dough onto parchment paper placed on baking sheets. The trick here is to put the uncooked cookies on their trays in the fridge or freezer to keep them cool before baking. This way they don't flatten out completely as they bake. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Enjoy with a warm cup of tea or cold cup of milk!

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