Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

by Alli

What’s your favorite holiday cookie?  Mine just so happens to be Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.  I’ve been making these for years and my family and friends love them, too.

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

When I joined up with some blogger friends for the Baking NOW tour, I knew immediately that Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies would be the recipe I would share with all of you.  It’s perfect for cookie exchanges, a day of baking with the kids, parties and homemade holiday gifts.  Santa would love a couple of these cookies when he stops by your house.

Cream the butter, brown sugar and vanilla.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies - My Favorite holiday cookie!

Add the egg and beat until combined. Add the flour mixture and mix well.  Stir in the pecans, macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Drop by teaspoon fulls onto greased baking sheets and bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Cool completely on wire rack before drizzling with caramel glaze.

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Yield: 2 Dozen

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies


  • 10 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups chopped macadamia nuts
  • 3/4 cups chopped pecans
  • Caramel Glaze:
  • 12 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 Tablespoon whipping cream


  1. In mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add egg.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets (2 inches apart).
  5. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. For glaze: Melt caramels and cream in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

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I hope you’ll join us each Tuesday from now until Christmas for the Baking NOW holiday tour.

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I do hope you try my Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies and visit all the other participating blogs. Do you have a favorite holiday baking tradition?

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