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This is a Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe that is the ultimate comfort cookie. It’s dark chocolate cocoa filled with chopped macadamia nuts and two kinds of chocolate chips. 

cookies with chocolate chips and macadamia nuts baked in.


Macadamia Nut Cookies with Chocolate

These chocolate and macadamia cookies are my family’s new favorite treat! If your family also love double chocolate chip cookie, then they are sure to obsess over these nut cookies.

These dark chocolate macadamia nut cookies are a little gooey, full of chocolate and nuts! It’s like a chewy chocolate chip cookie meets macadamia nut- AKA, the perfect combination of flavors. A cross between the traditional recipe and a chocolate cookie!

These have the same cookie base as my Homemade Peanut Butter Oreos. The best part about this cookie dough is that it requires NO chilling but it still produces a soft gooey cookie with the expected cookie exterior. It’s like magic! 

ingredients in chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cocoa powder: You need to use unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Flour: you know I always keep recipes simple with all-purpose flour. No need to complicate things with types of baking flour!
  • Butter: unsalted butter since we want to control the amount of salt in the cookies 
  • Sugar: I always use both brown and granulated sugar when it comes to baking chocolate chip cookies. The granulated sugar sweetens the batter and the brown sugar gives the cookie dough a delicious caramelized flavor. 
  • Egg: I always recommend using large eggs when baking because it will help with leavening. I like to whisk my eggs well enough until I see lots of bubbles, that way the ingredients can bind together perfectly. 
  • Chocolate chips: I used a mix of milk and white sweet chocolate chips to give these macadamia nut cookies a depth of chocolatey flavor. The blend of milk chocolate and white chocolate chips balances the sweetness as well. 
  • Macadamia nuts:  this macadamia nut cookie is incredible but even though this recipe calls for macadamia nuts, you can make it without them. It’s equally as good!  Or use another nut like cashews or pecans. 

How to make macadamia nut cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F then line your cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Whisk cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour in a medium bowl, then set aside.
  2. Cream butter that’s at room temperature and both sugars. You may do this by hand or in a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  3. Mix in egg and vanilla until smooth. 
  4. Combine dry ingredients with the mixture until it is evenly mixed together.
  5. Add both chocolate chips and macadamia nuts to the cookie dough.
  6. Scoop cookie dough balls onto the baking sheets, giving each one room to spread.
  7. Bake for 9-12 minutes until they just lose their glossy sheen. Err on the side of underdone for these cookies; they taste better that way. 
  8. Cool for at least 5 minutes on cookie sheets before removing. Then enjoy! 
cookies with chocolate chips and macadamia nuts baked in.

Expert Tips

  • You can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder, Hershey’s special dark, or Dutch process.
  • Feel free to use all white chocolate chips or all regular chocolate chips.
  • It’s easiest to chop macadamia nuts in a food processor or buy chopped.

FAQs

Can you freeze macadamia nut cookies?

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

Can I freeze macadamia nut cookie dough?

Yes, you can freeze macadamia nut cookies for up to one month in an airtight container. 

cookies with chocolate chips and macadamia nuts baked in.

Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

4.24 from 34 votes
My favorite chocolate cookie! Dark chocolate cocoa filled cookies made with two kinds of chocolate chips and macadamia nuts!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 21 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie

Ingredients
 

  • cup (27g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups (155g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter softened
  • cup (134g) packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (85g) chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (85g) white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (102g) chopped macadamia nuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Mix in both chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the cookie sheets, 3 inches apart. Bake for 9-12 minutes until they just lose their glossy sheen. Err on the side of underdone for these cookies; they taste better that way. Cool at least 5 minutes on cookie sheets before removing.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • You can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder, Hershey’s special dark, or Dutch process.
  • Feel free to use all white chocolate chips or all regular chocolate chips.
  • It’s easiest to chop macadamia nuts in a food processor, or buy chopped.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Last Updated on July 3, 2023



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75 Comments

  1. Something is wrong. I must have reread the ingredient list at least six times. The mixture is too crumbly and dry, nothing like cookie dough. Seems to me the butter needs to be doubled. After I mixed in the rest of the dry ingredients along with the chips and nuts, it resembled potting soil. I panicked and added a splash of cream and a glug of oil to add moisture. The cookies tasted great but they were basically crumbly brownies. I won’t make this again.

  2. Melody is right. These cookies need another 1/2 cup of butter. Otherwise when you use a scoop the ball shape doesn’t flatten out during baking. Golf-ball final shape is not my idea of a successful cookie. The 2 Tbsp measure for traying is 34 grams and the equivalent of a #30 scoop. I needed the full 12 minutes of baking. The cookie has a very soft crumb and brownie-like centre. Don’t think they’ll be strong enough in a cookie jar without breaking, but I could be wrong. Makes 30.

  3. These cookies were delicious I followed the recipe but added to it a box of Godiva dark chocolate pudding mix…it came out so soft as I pulled them out at 8 minutes on 350 degrees. The combination of these ingredients are to die for and everyone loved them! Will save this recipe when I can afford the macadamias nuts again ($10.99) small bottle. It’s a treat for my son when he comes home to visit!

  4. Hi – These recipes look so good. Is it possible to substitute vegan butter for regular butter (or some other butter that doesn’t have lactose)? It would be so helpful to those of us who have food intolerances if substitutions could be listed/suggested in your recipes. Thanks, Susan

  5. Could there be a typo in this recipe? The batch I just made did not turn out. I’m thinking there may not be enough fat for the dry ingredients. 2 Tbls scoop. 350 for 12 minutes and the dough never flattened down. Wouldn’t make them again. A waste of ingredients.

  6. I made the cookies and doubled the recipe 4 times. I added butterscotch instead of white chocolate and coconut, semi sweet mini chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Delicious cookies.

  7. These cookies look so gooey and delicious! I recently picked up baking and have been wanting to make a toffee-chocolate macadamia mash up cookie. Thanks for the pictures and the sweetness tips, I’ll consider them when I try and bake the best cookie ever!