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Salted White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 0 About 12 cookies 1x

Description

This easy Salted White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies recipe makes the most delicious soft and chewy cookies, overflowing with lots of white chocolate and macadamia nuts, and sprinkled with a hint of sea salt.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup roughly-chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to cream together the softened butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add egg and vanilla, and mix until combined, about 1 minute.
  2. Add in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, and beat on medium-low speed until combined. Fold in (stir in) the chopped macadamia nuts and chocolate chips by hand until just combined.
  3. Use a large cookie scoop (equivalent to 3 tablespoons) or a spoon to shape the dough into balls, and place them on a parchment-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle each with a bit of the flaky sea salt. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 10-20 minutes, or until the dough is chilled completely through.  (This will help prevent the cookies from spreading out too flat when they bake.)
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are just set. The centers may look slightly undercooked. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 1 week. You can also freeze the cookies for up to 3-4 months.

Notes

If you would like the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts to be extra-visible on top of the cookies, feel free to poke a few extra chips and nuts onto the top of each dough ball before baking.  Pro food styling tip!  ;)

Cooking time does not include the chill time described in step 3, since that may vary according to different refrigerators.