White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

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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  1. These are a true classic and for good reason, white chocolate and macadamia nuts go so well together.

    Posted 10.6.11 Reply
  2. Jeanette wrote:

    I remember these from the Mrs. Field’s stores, they used to be a favorite of mine.

    Posted 10.6.11 Reply
  3. Kalyn wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.6.11 Reply
  4. These look divine!

    Posted 10.6.11 Reply
  5. Chelsea wrote:

    I remember! Yum, yum!!!

    Posted 10.6.11 Reply
  6. Angela wrote:

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

    Posted 10.6.11 Reply
  7. Natalie wrote:

    hands down my fave kind of cookie, would love to try this recipe out!

    Posted 10.7.11 Reply
  8. These are one of my all-time favorite cookies!

    Posted 10.14.11 Reply
  9. tim wrote:

    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.

    Posted 2.22.13 Reply
    • Hi Tim – The dough definitely shouldn’t be crumbly. Are you sure you added 2 sticks of butter and 2 eggs?

      Posted 2.22.13 Reply
      • Brian Lind wrote:

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

        Posted 2.20.17 Reply
  10. Samantha wrote:

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

    Posted 3.3.13 Reply
  11. Linda wrote:

    How are these cookies stored?

    Posted 4.15.13 Reply
    • In an airtight container for a few days, or freeze (wrapped tightly) for several months.

      Posted 4.15.13 Reply
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        Posted 4.16.13 Reply
  12. Paula Lynch wrote:

    These cookies came out absolutely perfect. I did bake 13-14 minutes, for I do like a crunchy cookie.

    Posted 7.22.23 Reply