Indulgent Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Cookies: A Perfect Treat for Your Open House Visitors



  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened to room temperature (AKA straight out of the fridge butter is not your friend here) 
  • 1/3 cup of dark brown sugar (the secret ingredient for that caramel-y flavour) 
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar (the basic sugar, but don't underestimate it) 
  • 1 large egg (farm-fresh, if possible) 
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract (the magic potion that brings all the flavours together) 
  • 1 1/8 cups of all-purpose flour, sifted (for the perfect texture) 
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda (the leavening agent that will make your cookies rise to the occasion) 
  • 1/2 tsp of salt (just a pinch to bring out all the flavours) 
  • 1 cup of chopped macadamia nuts (because who doesn't love a good crunch?) 
  • 1 1/4 cups of semisweet chocolate chips (because chocolate makes everything better) 



  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease with vegetable shortening. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. This is the fun part, so feel free to use your mixer or go old-school and use a wooden spoon. Just make sure to put some elbow grease into it! 
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well blended and the mixture is a beautiful creamy colour. 
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. 
  5. Stir in the chopped macadamia nuts and chocolate chips. Make sure to mix well so that every bite has a little bit of everything. 
  6. Using a rounded tablespoon, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. 
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown. The aroma of freshly baked cookies will fill your kitchen and make your mouth water. 
  8. Remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Let them cool for a few minutes before devouring. Enjoy!

Note: These cookies are best enjoyed at an Open home, shared with friends and family, or keep them all to yourself, we won't judge. 


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