Before I turned vegan, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies were quite possibly my favorite kind of cookie. There was something about the combination of the buttery nuts and creamy white chocolate that hit all of the right flavor notes for me. So for the last many years, fair to say, I've pined for a cookie I cannot have. Until now.
I just baked up these delicious and completely vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies and they are so good, I think I am going to hide any I have remaining after I finish my gorge-fest, so I don't have to share with Jay who went to bed thinking he's going to get one first thing he wakes up tomorrow morning. I know if he eats one of these he'll want to eat them all. Sorry, Jay, but mommies don't always tell the truth. Or share.
The white chocolate chips used here are vegan, of course, and I ordered them online. I was skeptical because I always thought white chocolate was heavily dependent on dairy to taste the way it does, but these are really good and taste exactly as they should. Try 'em, but be warned: you won't be able to stop at one!
Looking for more vegan cookie recipes?
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Shortbread Cookies
- Vegan Gingersnap Cookies
- Vegan Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies
- Vegan Death by Chocolate Cookies
Vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 2 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour (to make this healthier use whole-wheat pastry flour, but your cookie will have a darker hue)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup turbinado sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup applesauce
- 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoon of flaxmeal whisked with 6 tablespoon water)
- ⅓ cup vegan white chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup macadamia nuts (roughly chopped)
- Oil spray (for spraying sheets)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Mix the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
- In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat together the sugars with the coconut oil and applesauce until well-blended.
- Add the coconut oil, flax eggs and vanilla extract and beat until mixed.
- Add the flour and mix on low or medium speed until just blended. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure everything is well mixed.
- Add the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts and mix.
- Using a standard ice cream scoop, drop the dough on the lightly sprayed cookie sheet, leaving at least 2-3 inches between each scoop. The cookies will spread quite a bit so this is very important. For smaller sized cookies, use a smaller scoop.
- Press more white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts on the tops of the cookies, if you wish, and bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden at the edges.
- Cool on a rack about 15 minutes, then slide off to a rack to cool further, using a spatula.