White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies



I am starting to think Holidays. Cookies are always a hit at my place. I like to test them before I bake them during the month of December. They make great gifts for family and friends.

The white chocolate and the decorating sugar are from Epicure Selections. They have amazing products this Fall. I will be baking more using their products. More recipes to came.


White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

500 ml all-purpose flour
2.5 ml baking soda
2.5 ml salt
180 ml butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
250 ml packed brown sugar
125 ml white sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
15 ml vanilla extract
375 ml chopped macadamia nuts
500 ml white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl or KitchenAid mixer beat together the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the egg, then beat in the egg yolk, then beat in the vanilla.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just moistened. Stir in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto baking sheets, and press down on the cookies with your palm to flatten.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges look golden brown and the middles don’t look quite set. 

Let cool before eating.

(Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)



Here is a list of new blogs that I have discovered, please take the time to visit them:

-Salted Lemons

-The Sophisticated Gourmet

-Thorsten from Germany is passionate about food photography. His pictures are stunning: My2Penn'orth

-Another twitter 'friend' Yasamin just started a food blog. Go have a look, her Boneless Chicken Kabob, Grilled Heirloom Tomatoes with Saffron Rice surely looks yummy: Pinch my Saffron

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  1. i love the way u take your pictures! just so comfortable to gaze at them!
    i bet the food in there tastes good too!

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  2. I love white chocolate, and these cookies look fantastic!

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  3. Mmmm. The smell of the macadamia nuts is a nice one when they've been baked or roasted.

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  4. One of my most favorite cokies.. they look fantastic.

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  5. These cookies are to die for.I love the texture of Macadamia in cookies..

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  6. I rarely make cookies...but just made some today and am loving that just-out-of-the-oven melty goodness. Yours are up next--thanks!

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  7. I love macadamia, but never use it for cookies. What a delicious idea Helene.

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  8. I love the rustic photo, the chunky cookies and macadamias are my favorite nuts. With macadamias being cholesterol free, does that mean I can more than 1 cookie???

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  9. Cookies are perfect for the holidays. They make great gifts, and you can keep them in the freezer in case you have unexpected company. These look like perfect holiday cookies!

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  10. I rarely make cookies (well, almost never). My husband would eat the entire batch before they even had a chance to cool. However, I could eat a couple of those for breakfast with coffee, which is what time it is here. Have a great weekend.
    Sam

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  11. Macadamia cookies are my favorite, I have not had one in ages. They look yummy. Can't believe holidays are approaching, i better get organized.

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  12. Mmm, it has been so long since I have had macadamias! They look delicious.

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  13. Gorgeous photo Hélène..and thanks for the links..Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours~

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  14. classic cookie combo, helene. the thickness of yours is just perfect!

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  15. Yum, your macadamia nut cookies look addicting! That's smart to start testing holiday recipes now!

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  16. Helene... nothing better that a cookie filled with my favorite things! Thanks for this delectable cookie recipe.

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  17. These are my favorite cookies! That's why I never make them - I won't be able to stop eating them! They look really delicious!!

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  18. I lOVE these. Pepperidge Farm makes some delicious ones. Sadly no Macademia nuts here for me to try this. Sigh guess I'll have to have a cookie now to console myself:-)

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  19. The cookies look so scrumptious! Our all-time favorite!

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  20. Je commence aussi à tester quelques recettes pour Noël ... Ces cookies me paraissent tout à fait adaptés à la fête !
    Bises et bonne journée
    Hélène

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  21. Gorgeous cookies Helene, and thanks for the links. I love kamrans blog & think it's fab for a 17 year old to be hosting such a brilliant blog. Just discovered Pinch My Saffron off twitter today. Will check out the other 2 you mention. What a beautiful world there is out there! BTW, love your sprigs of lavendar! beautiful!

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  22. Mmmm this cookies with a cup coffee! Greeting from Belgium
    Louisette passion golden retriever

    http://blog.seniorennet.be/louisette/

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  23. There is nothing better than white chocolate and nuts - those look amazing!

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  24. Beautiful post! Thanks so much for the mention! :D I read it the other day, but forgot to comment! Silly me... :D Thanks again!

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  25. I spotted those cookies over there too! They look so scrumptious!

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  26. Your photo is absolutely stunning. I will have to try your recipe and pray my cookies end up resembling the ones you have made. Have a wonderful day.

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  27. I love macadamia, and they are just so perfect with white chocolate!

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  28. truly lovely. this is my first time on your site and they make me feel welcome, like cookies would to a new neighbor! look forward to visiting more often - you have a great blog.

    cheers,

    *heather*

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  29. So lovely! White choc and macadamia is my fav combo, too!

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  30. White chocolate and macadamia nuts sound heavenly together. And perfect for Christmas!

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  31. You have such lovely pictures! These cookies look and sound amazing! Yay for holiday baking! :)

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  32. Fabulous cookies and thanks for the links to new blogs to discover!

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  33. beautiful photos Helene. Thanks for the introduction to the bloggers!

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  34. Mon dieu, your blog is gorgeous! I'm impressed that you actually test your Xmas baking beforehand - what forethought.

    To answer the question you left on my blog about the vintage tin, the answer is: I don't know what you use it for! I've never seen one like it before but I imagine you could use it for any small cakes.

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  35. Great photo! I'll be sure to check out all of those blogs.

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  36. The cookies sound like perfection in every bite Helene. On another note I will be making Pate Chinois today..I knew you would know that that is:D

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  37. So glad you enjoyed these, they look fabulous! And thank you for the plug on my nomination!

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  38. I've been looking for a recipe like this one. It is perfect and my husband will probably send you a thank you email when I make them! :)

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  39. Mmm these look good. Love white chocolate cookies!

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  40. Your photography is getting better and better with every post, utterly beautiful.

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  41. One of my favorite cookies... when I come across good Macadamia nuts, this is the first thing I think about.

    Great cookies -- and some great blogs. Thanks for the recs!

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  42. Macadamia is one of my fav. cookies,thanks for introducing us to those blogs :D

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  43. Helene, your photos are absolutely beautiful. Love these cookies!

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  44. absolutly gorgeous, just what we need on this lousy rainy day

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  45. had bookmarked this recipe for a while via foodgawker. finally had a chance to make them yesterday, yummy.

    one ?, do you toast nuts or use raw?
    thanks
    wintkat
    http://60-or-bust.blogspot.com/2009/12/yummy.html

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