Macadamia Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

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Macadamia Cranberry white chocolate cookies are the ultimate soft and chewy cookie bursting with delicious flavor in every bite! Perfect for afternoon tea and festive for a holiday cookie exchange too!

Macadamia Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies the ultimate soft and chewy cookie that bursts with flavor in every bite! The Foodie Affair

These cookies have the perfect combination of texture and flavors! The crunch from the macadamia nuts and sweet surprise of creamy white chocolate mixed with the tang of cranberries are a delight for your tastebuds!

Macadamia Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies the ultimate soft and chewy cookie that bursts with flavor in every bite! The Foodie Affair

I found a terrific sale on macadamia nuts several months ago! A full pound for six bucks, which is a steal, so naturally I snagged a couple of bags and stuffed them into my freezer, and then promptly forgot about them! It wasn’t until I did a quick baking inventory on my supplies in preparation for Christmas baking did I see that between the walnuts and almonds were the macadamia nuts too!

Macadamia Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies the ultimate soft and chewy cookie that bursts with flavor in every bite! The Foodie Affair

Macadamias are one of the sweeter nuts and taste just as good in baked goods as the popular nuts do! I like them plain, and absolutely love the buttery rich flavor they add to breads and cookies!

This recipe yields 4-5 dozen cookies, so they’re perfect to bake for a holiday cookie exchange, but don’t limit these to just once a year! You can easily freeze some of the batter and bake up a dozen fresh baked cookies to enjoy with a big glass of milk or cup of hot of tea anytime!

Macadamia Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies the ultimate soft and chewy cookie that bursts with flavor in every bite! The Foodie Affair

Macadamia Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 12 mins Serves 4-5 doz     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce white chocolate bars, chopped (reserve 2 ounces for garnishing top of cookies)
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), unsalted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (superfine)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars together until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time until blended well and then add vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture and mix until a stiff dough forms. Fold in the cranberries and white chocolate.
  4. Scoop 1 - ½ inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until set. Cook on a baking rack. To garnish cookies, melt remaining white chocolate and drizzle over cookies. Add additional chopped cranberries (optional)

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Recipe Notes

Source: Good Food

Macadamia Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies the ultimate soft and chewy cookie that bursts with flavor in every bite! The Foodie Affair

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12 Comments on Macadamia Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

  1. avatar
    November 9, 2015

    Macadamia is one of my favorite nuts combined with cranberries and chocolate, this will definitely be one of my favorite cookies.

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      November 11, 2015

      All the flavors are so good together, Norma! This is the cookie to savor for the holidays 🙂

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      November 11, 2015

      Macadamia nuts are a nice change from the usual nutty family – haha- couldn’t resist!

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    November 10, 2015

    Holy Cow that price was a steal!!! Love how you used the nuts in these gorgeous cookies! My cookie jar needs these cookies in it now!

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      November 11, 2015

      I know, such a deal!! Now I wish I would have bought more! Hope you bake some cookies soon 🙂

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      November 11, 2015

      The nuts kind of hide in the batter, so it’s a nice tasty surprise when you bite into one!

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    November 11, 2015

    What a perfect cookie for the holidays! And I do not bake with macadamia nuts nearly enough. They are definitely a splurge for me since they can be so expensive at times, but why not splurge for the holiday season? Am I right? 😉

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      November 11, 2015

      Yes, you definitely are right! Splurge on the good stuff every so often, especially when it involves cookies 🙂

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    Christie says:
    November 11, 2015

    I love white chocolate macadamia cookies and you made them even better by adding cranberries.

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    erica schwarz says:
    November 12, 2015

    Love love love the sound of these cookies! Macadamia, cranberries, and white chocolate – all on my list of favorite things.

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