Friday, January 21, 2011

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

I have a question for you.....

Am I the only one that just wants to go to Subway for their cookies? 

Well, I'm going to pretend you all answered that with a very fearce "Oh no! I go there for their cookies, not their healthy sandwiches!" Awe... thanks guys for your support :)

I always figure I can go there and just buy 3 White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies and be set for awhile.... that was, until I found this recipe!  Sorry Subway! My love for you is OVER! I'll make my own sandwich AND cookies, thank you!

When I was grocery shopping with my husband {such a frightening experience it can be}, I was in the baking isle.  I know, I know.... imagine that!  There were these oh so beautiful macadamia nuts in a package just begging to be thrown in my cart! So of course I didn't turn my back on them.  Afterall, if I didn't find a recipe to use them in, I'm sure I could find an excuse to just EAT them! :)  So when I got home I got busy searching online for White Chocolate Macadamia cookie recipes.  Nothing appealed to me.  So I got out the trusty old Lion House cookbook... the bakery one.  I had noticed the recipe in there before and looked at it, but to be honest, I was turned off by the "Oatmeal" in them.  I thought that it was strange to put oatmeal in them... Not the texture I'm used to in this type of cookie.  But I decided to try them anyway because the Lion House Cookbook has never let me down yet!

I decided that to be able to actually "deal" with my worry of the oatmeal, I would just make it into oat flour with my blender as I do for the Neiman Marcus Cookies. I must admit... I actually think that it gives them the perfect texture!  They are crisp on the outside and so chewy when you bite into them... mmmmmm..... with the yummy melted white chocolate and bits of crunchy macadamia goodness.... oh my!  So I guess my next question is:

 Do you want one?

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
adapted by From Cupboard to Cupboard
from Lion House Bakery
Printable Recipe

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
1 bag white chocolate chips (I like Nestle or Guittard best)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.
Blend oats in blender to make oat flour...
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt baking soda, and oat flour.  Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and blend until incorporated.  Fold in nuts and white chocolate chips by hand.
Drop walnut-sized balls of dough onto ungreased {or SILPAT-lined} cookie sheets and bake 12-15 minutes.  (Mine were perfect at 12 minutes).  Edges need to be light golden brown.

Yields: 5 dozen cookies

Happy Cooking!


  1. I've had that discussion with food in the grocery store. "Buy me! Make me!" Into what?? "Who cares, just put me in the cart!" Usually I heed its advice, like you did :) They look amazing. I love a good white choco mac cookie. The oatmeal in it I bet was delicious, but I'm a big fan of oatmeal in cookies :)


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