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Sea Salt White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

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Whether you’re making cookies for Santa or just for yourself, this is a recipe that you’ll want to try. We’ve partnered with Marcella DiLonardo, founder of Modest Marce, to create these delicious sea salt white chocolate macadamia cookies.

As children, every Christmas Eve my sisters and I would prepare a little snack for Santa and his reindeer. A few sugar cookies for Santa, a tall glass of milk, and healthy carrot sticks for the reindeer.

White chocolate macadamia nut cookies on a plate next to a half full glass of milk, a mug of coffee and a wood platter next to a Christmas tree

By morning, the only evidence that cookies had been present were the tiny crumbs left on the plate. Interestingly, the carrots always seemed to remain untouched…either Santa had some picky reindeer or there was something fishy going on.

White plate piled high with white chocolate macadamia nut cookies on a wood platter

I figure Santa must get so many sugar cookies that he’s probably sick of them. To mix things up a bit (and make myself stand out so that he leaves me some extra presents), I’ve decided to leave Santa a big plate of sea salt white chocolate macadamia cookies. Macadamia always seems to be most popular this time of year and the touch of sea salt helps cut the sweetness of the white chocolate.

Half-eaten macadamia nut cookie on a plate next to a half full glass of milk and a mug of coffee on a wood platter next to Christmas tree

As a sweet and salty lover, it’s going to be hard not to eat all the cookies before Christmas Eve. I just hope I can control myself or I might end up on Santa’s naughty list after all! Happy holidays!

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Sea Salt White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
Votes: 6
Rating: 3.17
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Servings
2 dozen
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts halved
  • 1 cup white chocolate roughly chopped
  • Coarse salt for sprinkling
Servings
2 dozen
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts halved
  • 1 cup white chocolate roughly chopped
  • Coarse salt for sprinkling
Votes: 6
Rating: 3.17
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, brown sugar, and raw sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer & beat until evenly incorporated. Stir in the white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
  5. On a lined baking tray, scoop dough into desired cookie size. I use a small ice cream scoop so each cookie is the same size.
  6. Sprinkle with a touch of coarse salt.
  7. Refrigerate cookie dough until the dough has firmed and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.
  8. Let cool on a baking rack and enjoy!

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