I can't believe it is already day 21 of our Holiday Cookies and Treats! Today we are wishing everyone a Mele Kalikimaka with Easy Macadamia Nut Cookies!
Easy Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe
I would be seriously remiss if I did not include a little Aloha in my holiday cookies. The Hawaiian Islands are a huge part of my life and a place I hope to retire too at some point.
This year we missed our family trip to Hawaii for a variety of reasons and I have to say I am missing the Aloha spirit and sunshine right now. My parents have been tormenting us with photos of the beach, City of Refuge, and tropical beverages...Just plain evil of them if I do say so myself.
I decided to bring the Aloha spirit into the house by baking with seriously yummy Hawaiian Host Milk Chocolate AlohaMacs! It doesn't get much better than biting into a Hawaiian Host chocolate treat.
I had to hide the box from John because he LOVES Hawaiian Host Chocolates. I don't want to give my hiding spot away in case he reads this post but let me tell you it is a process to keep these chocolates away from my Husband.
I actually made the cookies while he was at work because I didn't think there would be enough Hawaiian Host chocolates to make it in the dough if he was home.
- Hawaiian Host Milk Chocolate AlohaMacs
- Light Brown sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Soda
When you want to showcase the ingredients you have added to your cookies make sure roll the cookie dough in a few extra ingredients or if you are using a cookie scoop add the ingredients inside the scoop before you put the dough in.
This will help to ensure that your special ingredients can be seen. Plus it makes your cookies look chunky and yummy with Hawaiian Host Chocolate AlohaMacs!
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Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe
- 14 Hawaiian Host Milk Chocolate AlohaMacs
- ½ cup Butter unsalted (room temperature)
- ½ cup White Sugar
- ½ Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg Large
- ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1.25 cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix butter and sugars in large bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and beat, then add vanilla extract.
- Mix flour, salt and soda, and add gradually to butter mixture.
- Fold in Hawaiian Host Milk Chocolate pieces.
- Drop rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then place on wire rack to cool
Recipe originally shared on December 19, 2013. Updated September 2020
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Wow, those sound fantastic! We love Hawaiian Host!
All of these cookies look so delicious! I need to get to making my batches of Christmas cookies.
I can't even handle this one. I want to crawl through my screen and bite those cookies!! YUM YUM!!!!!
Oh my gosh! Those cookies look so good.
Those cookies look so good that I want to eat them even though I'm not a big macadamia nut lover. I am off to go look at your other cookie posts now!
Those look amazing! My husband and I honeymooned on Maui over Christmas the year we got married. It was so incredible! Coming from the midwest, It was a bit odd for us to see all the Christmas lights on palm trees. Not that we couldn't get used to it though. 😉 We loved everyone saying Mele Kalikimaka.
What a beautiful way to pay tribute to the Hawaiian Islands this holiday season! I must agree with you; how completely and totally devious they are to torture you with pictures of the sunshine and beach.
I certainly hope that you'll be able to travel back there soon so you can torture all your blog readers with the sunshine and beach, too. LOL
These look amazing! I am all about the nuts so these wouldn't last long at my house!
wow 25 days of cookies.... i'm doing 12 and trying to keep up!!
these look amazing. i've never had hawaiian host chocolate but now i really, really want to
Great recipe! Another to add to the cookie list!
OMGosh - these look so good. We have a daughter that lived in Punalu'u for several years and we came to love macadamia nuts. This recipe is going on my list.
Wow, those cookies look amazing!! White chocolate macadamia nut cookies are my favorite, so I think I would LOVE these!!
Those cookies look great. The pictures are making my mouth water!
Hawaiian Host is so good and I'm sure your cookies are amazing. They look so good!
Those cookies looks so good! I've never heard of Hawaiian Host but I think I need to find some so I can create these!
Oh my goodness those cookies look ah-mazing!!!! 25 days of cookies?!?! Do you need a taste tester?
These look so good! I will definitely have to check out those AlohaMacs! And I love your stocking!
This is such an interesting and delicious looking recipe. I have never heard of AlohaMac before.
That looks amazing. I need to look for these.
How delicious! This looks so good!
These look DELISH!! I am definitely going to be making these soon!
My, my, my!!! Those look amazing!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I'll add it to my list of desserts to try! 🙂
lol I'm laughing at myself, I am born and raised in Hawaii and love Hawaiian Host candies but never thought or even ate something like this and it's scrumptious looking! I'm going to wow my family and they aren't even going to know my secret Hawaiian ingredient muhahaha. jk, Sharing is Caring. Mahalo for sharing this ONO (yummy) recipe!
Oh boy, these cookies look amazing!! I have always wanted to do a series of cookies post but my schedule is just too crazy. I love yours!