Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies


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Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

While I was adding category labels to several older blog posts last week, I stumbled across this recipe. I wrote the post (and thought I published it) over a year ago.

Somehow the post was saved as a draft and never was posted. There is no season as perfect as the fall to post a cookie recipe, so the timing made me smile. I’m planning a gluten free batch of these cookies now in the very near future!

Macadamia nuts and chocolate are one of my favorite cookie combinations. Soft, chewy and just barely crisp on the edges; these cookies turned out great. I sent the remaining cookies to work with my husband, just to get them out of my reach.

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Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Servings: 40 cookies


  • 1 cup butter      COLD and cubed into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cream together the butter and the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again until fully incorporated.
  • Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Stir in the chocolate and the nuts.
  • Use a medium size scoop (about 2 tablespoon size) to place the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roll into balls with your hands. Bake 10-12 minutes until barely browned around the edges and still soft.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for at least 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 196kcal · Carbohydrates: 23g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 11g · Saturated Fat: 5g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g · Monounsaturated Fat: 4g · Trans Fat: 0.2g · Cholesterol: 21mg · Sodium: 109mg · Potassium: 103mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 14g · Vitamin A: 158IU · Vitamin C: 0.04mg · Calcium: 26mg · Iron: 1mg
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Tricia says

    These sound lovely! I also see your post from a year ago for homemade ketchup. That is still on my list of things to make – where has the time gone? You rock some awesome cookie recipes! Thanks Mary.