Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chocolate chunks wrapped in cocoa filled cookie batter and crunchy macadamia nuts with a light, buttery flavor make delicious Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.

chocolate cookies with chocolate chips and macadamia nuts on a cooling rack

This easy chocolate cookie recipe will perfectly complement other traditional favorites like Oatmeal Butterscotch CookiesCowboy Bar Cookies and Monster Cookies.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

If you are craving a rich chocolate cookie with nuts these Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies will satisfy your cravings!  My husband describes these cookies as having a chocolate cake-like batter that perfectly compliments the chocolate chunks and macadamia nut flavors.

There’s something light and pleasant with a hint of sweetness about macadamia nuts that makes them enjoyable in cookies.  Add some chocolate for a unique cookie recipe that will stand out in a special way at potlucks and holiday parties.

A few other nut cookie recipes with a delicious nutty crunch are our Butterscotch Refrigerator CookiesHermit Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies with a Chocolate Kiss and Loaded White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.

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cooling rack full of macadamia nut chocolate chunk cookies

Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

As chocolate lovers there something that just draws your eyes to chocolate cookies.  The macadamia nuts provide a visually interesting and delicious contrast in both color and crunch to these chocolate macadamia cookies.

We love using chocolate chips or chocolate chunks in this recipe.  Sometimes chocolate chunks can be a little more expensive or more difficult to find, in that case use chocolate chips.

Our family has really enjoyed chocolate cookies this year, here are a few other recipes with cocoa we’ve been making Chocolate PixiesOatmeal Cocoa ChippersChocolate Thumbprint Cookies, Chocolate Hermits, and the super decadent Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies.

stack of three chocolate cookies with chocolate chips and macadamia nuts sprinkled around on a white background

How to Make Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Beat brown sugar, sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs in a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually blend into creamed mixture.
  4. Add chocolate chips or chunks and nuts and mix until just blended.
  5. Line baking sheet with a non-stick baking mat or grease sheet if not using a liner.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to drop balls about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes being very careful not to overbake.
  8. Use cooking racks to cool completely.

Tips for Making Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

  • Chocolate chunks, chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate cut into small chunks all work well for this recipe
  • Use softened, but not melted butter
  • Use a good non-stick baking mat to make baking and cleaning up easier
  • A nice cookie scoop makes baking cookies much easier and more uniform
  • Do not over bake cookies – watch the first batch very closely to establish an appropriate baking time.
  • Cookies should be removed from oven quickly after edges begin to set up, once out of the oven cookies should finish setting up within a couple minutes
chocolate macadamia nut cookies on wire rack

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Printable Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipe

chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Servings 48 cookies
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Chocolate chunks wrapped in cocoa filled cookie batter and crunchy macadamia nuts with a light buttery flavor make delicious Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips or chunks
  • 3 1/2 ounces macadamia nuts

Instructions
 

  • Beat brown sugar, sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually blend into creamed mixture.
  • Add chocolate chips or chunks and nuts and mix until just blended.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop onto a cookie sheet with a non-stick baking mat or a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 – 12 minutes in a 325°F oven. Be sure not to overbake. Use cooking racks to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 139IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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One Comment

  1. Cynthia Hogue says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! I made 18 jumbo cookies out of this recipe using a large scoop and baking in a convection oven at 325 degrees for 14 minutes. They are thick and soft and chewy…just the way I like themI

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