White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

by Kathy Strahs on October 5, 2011 · 18 comments

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I have happy childhood memories of trips to the cookie shop that opened up in our mall at some point in the ’80s called Blue Chip Cookies. Does anyone remember them? Their storefront was set up just like Mrs. Fields, with a case of fresh baked cookies, but they claim to be the first to innovate with the white chocolate macadamia variety in the United States. These new cookies were a revelation, to me. They became my standard cookie order, while my old standby semi-sweet-without-nuts from Mrs. Fields took a backseat. I felt all grown up and fashion-forward for my taste in cookies.

Today, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are a little retro. You don’t see them quite as often as you used to. I haven’t seen Blue Chip stores in years (they’re now primarily a mail order business). But a great-tasting cookie never goes out of style. The cookies from this recipe, from the back of the Ghirardelli White Chips package, are just as yummy as my ten-year-old self remembers.

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 6, 2011 at 12:16 AM

These are a true classic and for good reason, white chocolate and macadamia nuts go so well together.
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Jeanette October 6, 2011 at 5:12 AM

I remember these from the Mrs. Field’s stores, they used to be a favorite of mine.
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Kalyn October 6, 2011 at 8:26 AM

They look amazing. I think it’s a good thing I don’t live next door to you or I would be right over to get one.
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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 6, 2011 at 1:52 PM

These look divine!
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Chelsea October 6, 2011 at 5:36 PM

I remember! Yum, yum!!!


Angela October 6, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Yum!! I remember Blue Chip!! I’ve missed this cookie combo!


Natalie October 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM

hands down my fave kind of cookie, would love to try this recipe out!
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Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie October 14, 2011 at 4:49 PM

These are one of my all-time favorite cookies!
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tim February 22, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Am I doing something wrong? The fat to dry ingredients ratio seems really off. By the time I’m supposed to add the chips and nuts, the dough is still crumbly and not sticking together.


Kathy Strahs February 22, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Hi Tim – The dough definitely shouldn’t be crumbly. Are you sure you added 2 sticks of butter and 2 eggs?


Brian Lind February 20, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Same problem. Plenty sweet enough but needs more butter and maybe another egg.


Samantha March 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Making these for a second time today! They were a big hit the first time!


Kathy Strahs March 3, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Fantastic, Samantha!!


Linda April 15, 2013 at 4:28 AM

How are these cookies stored?


Kathy Strahs April 15, 2013 at 6:51 AM

In an airtight container for a few days, or freeze (wrapped tightly) for several months.


Linda April 16, 2013 at 8:40 AM



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