White chocolate and macadamia cookies

More is more. More is better.

There are some times in life when less is more. Like with Justin Bieber. But generally speaking, I err on the side of more.

Let’s think about white chocolate and macadamia cookies, sure, that’s good. But now let’s think about white chocolate and macadamia and coconut AND oat cookies? Better.

You know what I don’t get? The four Ingredients or less phenomenon. I get especially mad when one of those ingredients is a jar of korma sauce. That’s not an ingredient. That’s a jar of korma sauce.

It’s not that I think simplicity is bad. Home cooking is good cooking. (My the view is nice from up here on my soap box.) The books annoy me because I like to put A LOT of ingredients in. And I don’t like it when people actively encourage others to put less in.

So when a girlfriend gave me her mum’s recipe for white chocolate and macadamia cookie with LOTS of stuff in. I knew it was going on the blog.

Rant over.

Cookie time.

Waiting to be cooked.

125 grams butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup SR flour
1 cup macadamia nuts (about 100 grams), chopped
1 cup coconut
3/4 cups oats
1 cup (200 grams) white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C, line a couple of baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar with electric beaters in a large bowl. Or, soften the butter in the microwave (on defrost!) then beat them together by hand with a whisk if you don’t have beaters. Mix in the vanilla essence and gradually add the egg, beating well.
  3. Add both types of flour, your chopped macadamias, coconut, oats and chocolate chips. Fold in to the batter until well combined. You’re not really in danger of over mixing them, so make sure you get all those flour pockets out. The mixture will look quite crumbly.
  4. Roll into balls, then squish them in your hand or with a fork when they’re on the tray. These cookies don’t spread so you need to help them out during this phase.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, turning the tray around half way through. They’re done when the bottom of them is just turning brown. They’re nice soft, so don’t overcook. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes: 30 cookies

Healthy? 170 calories a cookie.

Gluten free? No, I haven’t tried with this recipe.

Storage: In an airtight container. Then take them to work and win friends.

Source: My friend’s mum.

19 Comments on White chocolate and macadamia cookies

  1. Patty
    25 July 2011 at 10:07 pm (7 years ago)

    This seals the deal-I’m headed to Costco for the big can of macadamia nuts, I’m helpless when I’m under their power!

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      25 July 2011 at 10:36 pm (7 years ago)

      Haha – I think we’re all helpless under the power of costco. I’ve only been in their twice but I ended up walking out with lots more than a can of macadamia nuts.

  2. chasingtimemedia
    25 July 2011 at 10:14 pm (7 years ago)

    wow! they look delicious. will try the recipe 🙂 great photos too!

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      26 July 2011 at 8:39 am (7 years ago)

      I pinched the recipe so can’t really take credit, but I take full credit for eating them all.

  3. Mari's Cakes
    26 July 2011 at 1:19 am (7 years ago)

    Aimee, I agree, more is better!! These cookies look DELICIOUS!

  4. lovetotrain
    26 July 2011 at 5:42 am (7 years ago)

    amen to the justin bieber comment. and i love the plumpness of these cookies 🙂

  5. Barefeet In The Kitchen
    26 July 2011 at 6:35 am (7 years ago)

    I’m with you on the weird less ingredients is better thing. These cookies sound delicious.

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      26 July 2011 at 8:36 am (7 years ago)

      Yea, I just don’t get it. Onions, ginger, oil… I’m already up to three. Four is not enough 🙂

  6. thedrivencook
    26 July 2011 at 12:04 pm (7 years ago)

    Mmmm this looks so good! Love this combo in a cookie!

  7. Caroline
    26 July 2011 at 7:54 pm (7 years ago)

    Mmm macadamias are the best, this cookie sounds delicious! Secretly loving your reference to JB…shhh.

  8. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    27 July 2011 at 7:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Love, love, lOVE your sense of humor. I get you. Just for the record. I always am suspicious of these four or five ingredient meals as well. Really? How good can they be and yes, one ingredient shouldn’t equal an entire jar of sauce. Seriously. BTW—cookies look perfect, just perfect, long list of ingredients and all.

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      30 July 2011 at 8:34 am (7 years ago)

      Thank you! Glad someone else shares my suspicion! It’s good to finally get it off my chest. 🙂

  9. frugalfeeding
    2 August 2011 at 10:41 am (7 years ago)

    I’ve only ever had macadamia nut in my shampoo, but if they taste how they smell I’m sold!

  10. thefooddoctor
    4 August 2011 at 7:31 pm (7 years ago)

    I totally agree…more is more
    and I really love your pictures..especially the cookie balanced on the side of the cup

  11. onepinkmacaroon
    19 October 2011 at 3:35 am (6 years ago)

    Mmm, these look so good, a chunky cookie is always better than a mini skinny one, i agree! 🙂


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