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Overhead view of three gluten-free white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies on a plate

Gluten-Free White Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

  • Author: Emily Dixon, Sweets & Thank You
  • Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Yield: 18-20 Cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These soft, chewy gluten-free macadamia cookies are loaded with white chocolate & nuts. You’ll love their yummy flavor! 



For The Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks/8 oz.) butter, softened (cool to the touch, but your finger can indent it when pressed)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

For The Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups (300 grams) gluten-free measure-for-measure flour, weighed or scooped and leveled
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts (I prefer roasted + salted)


  1. Cream The Butter & Sugars. In a stand mixer or large bowl. cream softened butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 2-3 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  2. Add Eggs, One At A Time. Scrape down the edges of the mixing bowl and add eggs one at a time, beating until fully incorporated before adding the next egg.
  3. Mix In The Vanilla. Add in the vanilla and mix until blended.
  4. Add The Dry Ingredients. Scrape down the edges of the bowl again and add gluten-free flour blend, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until *almost* all the way incorporated and there’s just a little powdery flour left in the batter.
  5. Fold In The Chocolate & Nuts. Add the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts and stir them in just until they’re evenly distributed.
  6. Chill At Least 2 Hours. Cover and chill the dough in the fridge for 2 hours (up to 24 hours).
  7. Preheat The Oven & Prep Your Pans. When you’re ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper so you can alternate pans between batches.
  8. Scoop & Bake. Use a large (3 tablespoon) cookie scoop to scoop 6 balls of cookie dough onto the first baking sheet. (Bake just 6 at a time so they don’t crowd the pan and run into each other.) Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, or until the edges are just golden the centers look slightly underdone. (Return the rest of the dough into the refrigerator while the cookies are baking.)
  9. Cool & Repeat. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling. Repeat baking process with remaining cookie dough, alternating between cookie sheets so you don’t put cold dough on hot baking sheets (which can impact the spread and the evenness of the bake) 

*For Extra Pretty Cookies* use a large round cookie cutter to gently shape the hot cookies into perfect circles right after you pull them out of the oven. Garnish with a few extra white chocolate chips + macadamia nuts.

    • Prep Time: 25 minutes
    • Chill Time: 2 hours
    • Cook Time: 30 minutes
    • Category: Cookies
    • Method: Oven
    • Cuisine: American

    Keywords: gluten-free macadamia cookies, gluten-free macadamia nut cookies, gluten-free white chocolate macadamia cookies, gluten-free white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

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