For the past few years, I have bought my honey a giant heart-shaped cookie for Valentine’s Day. (By giant I mean it was like 12″ across.) His favorite cookie is a white chocolate macadamia nut, so the giant cookie was always that. Now that I am doing my own baking, I told him he was not getting one this year. I asked him what I could make him instead. He wants damn white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Of course.
I had never made them before, so I was a little stumped. I decided to go with a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe, and just swap out the chips for white and add macadamia nuts. If white chocolate chip macadamia is not your thing, just substitute with regular chips and omit the nuts.
I recently bought myself a whoopie pie pan aka muffin top pan, and since it was during Valentine’s season, it is heart shaped! And since my honey isn’t getting his giant heart shaped cookie, I figured I would make him regular-sized heart shaped white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Ugh this post is getting me tongue-tied!
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies – recipe adapted from Dollhouse Bake Shoppe
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
1. Beat melted butter and sugars for 3-5 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.
2. In a small bowl, gently mix together eggs and vanilla. Scrape the sugar/butter mixture from the sides of the bowl and add the eggs. Mix until comined.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add to rest of ingredients until completely incorporated.
4. Stir in chips and nuts by hand, then cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
5. Roll dough into balls and bake on cookie sheet, OR press into the bottom of deep dish whoopie pie pan/muffin top pan.
6. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes. Edges should be golden brown and center should be soft and puffy. Let cookies completely cool on cookie sheet or in pan so that the soft centers will set up. (The centers will also sink a bit.)
Aww look, he’s got my heart in his hands…. awwww…..