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Flashback Friday ~ Macadamia Nut Cookies

Flashback Friday brings us back to a recipe that I pulled out a few weeks ago. My little boys asked to bake their favorite chocolate chip cookies. So I pulled out my 'my no-fail recipe' on my Ipad from MGCC and noticed the recipe needed updating. They were surprised to see their photos from when they were younger. These cookies are a must for any school lunches or a ski day in winter.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (substitute milk chocolate)
  • 1 cup Macadamia nuts or you can substitute almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °
  2. Cream butter with eggs and sugar
  3. Add the salt, and baking soda.  Mix well
  4. Add oatmeal, chips, and nuts. Stir well.
  5. Add remaining flour.  
  6. Scoop cookies on the pan.  ( I use a small ice-cream scoop)
  7. Do not flatten them. 
  8. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.
  9. When they come out of the oven, let the pan drop (6 inches) on the countertop or a flat surface. This is called the slapping method, which allows them to flatten naturally.  

Get those little guys to help you. (Photo: 2008)
 Give them assistance with a motor and you'll be surprised about productivity.
There you are, a fresh platter of cookies with coffee or milk.


  1. YUM! These sound delightful! Hubby and I are big fans of macadamias from living in Hawaii.

  2. Hey....just in time. It is one of those grocery weekends where I need to look to my pantry instead of the what do I have? White choco chips and all the ingredients but the mac. nuts. I think I can spring for those! Thx.

  3. And if you don't have white chocolate, you substitute the regular choclate chips...right? I'm just wondering what the dark spots are in the cookies.

    I love macadamia nuts...and these look yummy.

  4. Yea, that is a problem about the Mac Nuts.
    I just finished using my last ones. I need to go back and purchase some more in Hawaii...They are fresh from the farm and I freeze a whole bunch of them...Maybe I should take orders???

  5. Marg, they not only look delicious the photos of your help are just so terribly cute. I'd come and buy his cookies if I lived in the neighborhood.

  6. i always thought that macadamia nuts were used in exotic recipes and a killer price. then i saw them at the dollar store, now i have a recipe to try them in thanks marg. i wish i had a little boy to help me bake them. i know i have big boys to help me eat them.;^).

  7. I love macadamia nuts so that makes this cookie a winner! Thanks Marg!
    A tea party with the little ones..what fun!

  8. Those cookies look so good! Great job, boys! :)

  9. I brought one expensice bag of Macadamia nuts from Hawaii and now I wish I'd gone to a farm and bought more. These cookies look delicious!
    Have a great time!

  10. I love macadamias, but its very difficiult to but them here, so used brazil nuts in stead , thurned out great , but cant wait to try them with the real thing


  11. I hardly ever eat cookies... but I like them when I do!

  12. This recipe is very close to the one I always use, yours had 1/2 cup more oats ,I made your recipe this morning with white and dark choc.chips ,no nuts
    They turned out great, liked the idea of dropping the cookie sheet ,it worked!!

  13. never heard of the slapping the idea of it...will try some day..only i can envision all my cookies flying off the sheet onto the floor!

    1. Oh no, you don't want to drop them from that height! Just a couple can hear it slam and they even out so nicely. Hope it works for you.

  14. Step 5 says "add remaining flour"; do you put part of the flour in an earlier step? Thanks, these look goooood!

    1. Good question. It means add all the flour 2 cups. They are really a worthwhile little cookie. I just packaged a dozen for my grandboys when they go skiing tomorrow.

  15. I've been using the "slam method" on my cookies and it really does work! Love these fun flashbacks and reading the comments. Your little helper is so cute on this picture and I can imagine what fun it is for the boys to look back at your earlier posts too! I'll have to give your recipe a try.

  16. Unfortunately for me I have to leave the nuts out - will substitute mini chips both white and chocolate. Never heard of the 'slam method' on baking cookies - I have found they will flatten on their own just fine.

  17. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.


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