Soft and chewy white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are stuffed with white chocolate chips, crunchy macadamia nuts and full of sweet rich California Figs. This combination of ingredients make the most decadent cookie and perfect sweet treat!
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
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This is day 10 in our 12 days of Christmas Giveaway! So if you’re here just to enter the giveaway, be sure and scroll to the bottom to enter the giveaway and best of luck to you! If you want to grab the recipe and hear all about these AMAZING White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies with California Figs – then you definitely want to keep reading!
I’m really excited about this giveaway! If you’ve been following the blog long, you know I’m a big fan of California Figs! Fig recipes on the blog include Grandma Cochrane’s Homemade Pecan Sandies, Lamb Stew and even Antipasto Pasta Salad with figs – sweet, savory, soup or salad I can always find a way to incorporate this amazing fruit!
When this opportunity came up to share another recipe, I jumped on it. And it’s perfect for the holiday baking season!
It did take me a while to perfect this recipe. I made several batches of cookies, adjusted the ingredients and cooking time. 2 weeks of research and 5 pounds later, I’m here to tell you these cookies are perfection!
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
The first batch was too salty. The second batch was too crunchy! And for that matter, the third batch was too.
The fourth one… just right! The combination of California Figs, white chocolate and macadamia nuts is heavenly! But what if you’ve never tried macadamia nuts?
How do macadamia nuts taste?
Macadamia nuts are super rich and almost creamy in texture. Dan and I developed a love for them with our visits to the Hawaiian Islands. The kids live in Hawaii (you know that right? If not, you can read more about it here) and whenever we visit we are sure to enjoy all Hawaii has to offer!
If you’ve never tried them before, this is a perfect application to try and enjoy these rich nuts. Macadamia nuts are expensive however, and if they don’t fit into your budget, substitute with Brazilian nuts or hazelnuts.
Should you purchase raw or roasted macadamia nuts?
Roasting the nuts brings out their flavor, so I’d definitely recommend roasted. This is most often the way they are sold also. If you purchased raw nuts, no worries! You can toast them in a dry frying pan on the stove top until fragrant and golden brown. It will only take 5-10 minutes at low temperature. They are full of oil, however, and burn quickly. Keep an eye on them!
Leftover nuts should be stored in the freezer to best maintain freshness!
How many calories does a macadamia nut cookie have?
Each cookie has about 124 calories! Is it worth it? Totally! Trust me, you’re going to love these cookies!!
Grocery list for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- white chocolate chips
- California Figs
- macadamia nuts
- baking soda
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe
How to make soft and chewy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
This is what took me a while to figure out. Because white chocolate macadamia nut cookie recipes is so high in sugar, it really took some experimenting to get these cookies just right!
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine the dry ingredients and set aside.
- Remove the stem from the figs and finely dice. Roughly chop the nuts.
- Cream together butter, sugars, egg and vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients and combine well.
- Using two spoons, drop the cookie dough onto a lightly greased sheet pan.
- Bake in a preheated oven 10-11 minutes until just barely golden brown.
Leaving the cookies in the oven too long will result in a crispy cookie – if you like a crispy cookie, leave them in the oven an extra minute or so, but no longer! The high sugar content of the sugar, white chocolate and figs will cause the cookies to brown very quickly! Likewise, baking them at a higher heat will have similar results.
Like Goldilocks, I’ve done the research! 😉
More cookie recipes I know you’ll love!
- Easy Shortbread Cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Persimmon Cookies
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
- Grandma Cochrane’s Frosted Butterscotch Cookie Recipe
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nuts Cookie Recipe
Soft and chewy white chocolate macadamia nuts cookies recipe! Stuffed with white chocolate chips, crunchy macadamia nuts and full of sweet rich California Figs. These are the most decadent cookies and so delicious!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup California Figs
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Combine the dry ingredients - flour, salt and baking soda - set aside.
Cream together butter, sugars, egg and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and combine well. Stopping to scrape the edges of the bowl to make sure all of the flour is combined.
Using two spoons, drop the cookie dough onto a lightly greased sheet pan. Bake in a preheated oven 10-11 minutes until just barely golden brown.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
California Fig Care Package Giveaway
About California Valley Figs
Did you know that California produces 100% of US dried figs? California farmers started growing figs commercially in 1885, and today, Golden Figs and Mission Figs are the two most popular varieties grown in the state. There are so many ways to use heart-healthy figs! Check out the Valley Fig website for more recipes ideas.
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- Sun Maid California Mission-Figs
- Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice Bite-Size Mission Figs
- The Complete Cooks Country TV Show Cookbook
- The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook
- Cook’s Illustrated: The Science of Good Cooking
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