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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are soft-baked cookies with white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, and white chocolate instant pudding mix, and stay soft for days thanks to the white chocolate pudding mix!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies


White chocolate macadamia nut cookies are easily one of my favorite cookies ever! I will blame Costco for getting me hooked on them thanks to their giant macadamia nut cookies they sell. 

Anyone had those? Seriously they are the best. But if you want to make them at home then you will love this recipe for white chocolate macadamia nut cookies with some pudding mix in them. It makes them so soft and delicious!

Cookie recipe with white chocolate pudding mix


ButterI use salted butter but feel free to use unsalted if that’s what you’re used to using when baking. 

White Chocolate Chips – Not all white chocolate chips are equal. I tend to only buy the Ghiradelli or Guittard brand of chips. It’s worth it to pay a little bit more for a non-store brand of white chocolate chips. Especially in these cookies. 

Macadamia Nuts – Yes, they are more expensive but every once in awhile it’s worth the splurge just for these cookies. The macadamia buts come in large pieces so you’ll want to be sure to chop them up into smaller pieces. 

White Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix – I do not recommend using the sugar-free instant pudding. The pudding mix is the “secret ingredient” in these cookies. It makes these cookies stay soft for days. Yes, literally days! The cookies only get better the day after making them and longer (if they last that long).

All- Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Salt

Granulated Sugar & Light Brown Sugar – If you prefer dark brown sugar then that can be substituted for the light brown sugar. They are interchangeable in recipes. I always bake with light brown sugar. 

Large Eggs

Vanilla Extract

Step by step photo instructions on how to make white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.


  • The directions specifically say to roll the dough into balls before placing on the cookie sheet. This is what makes the cookie puffy & thick, and it makes a pretty cookie with perfectly even edges that create a circle. If you just scoop the dough the cookies don’t turn out as thick and they will have rough, uneven edges. Either way works just one way yields prettier and thicker cookies. 
  • All ovens cook so differently so set the timer for the minimum time and go from there. You do not want to overcook these. Remember as they cool on the cookie sheet they will continue to cook slightly.
  • You will know when the cookies are done because the edges will be a light golden brown, they will look puffy, and they will look done (aka – not wet in the middle). 
  • Leftovers keep well for several days. Store covered on a plate, in a cookie jar, or in a Ziploc bag. The cookies get better and better, and stay so soft baked!

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Cookie recipe with white chocolate pudding mix
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Author Jessica
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are soft-baked cookies with white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, and white chocolate instant pudding mix, and stay soft for days thanks to the white chocolate pudding mix!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) white chocolate instant pudding mix (do not prepare)
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts


  • Heat oven to 350°. Prepare two cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper, silpat liner, or spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl with a blender, or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat together until creamy and combined. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Blend to combine together. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  • Add in the pudding mix (dry pudding mix), flour, baking soda, and salt. Blend on low speed just until combined. Add the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Stir to combine together.
  • Take a big pinch of dough (dough ball should be about the size of a golf ball) and roll into a ball with your hands. Place 12 per cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes. Cookies will be lightly golden brown, be puffy, and look done (aka - not wet in the middle). Let cool on cookie sheet for about 20 minutes.
  • Store leftovers covered and they will keep for several days. I actually think they taste better the next day!


Butter : If you use unsalted butter then you may want to add 1/2 teaspoon instead of only 1/4 teaspoon. 
Cooking Tip : Mine are done right at 9 minutes. I would suggest setting the timer for 9 minutes and then check on them. If they still look wet/undercooked and they're not puffy then leave them in a minute or two longer. 


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. The recipe sounded great and looks even better. I followed to a T and they just didn’t turn out that great. They weren’t really sweet enough at all and we completely omitted the salt all together. The flavor of the macadamia just seemed to over power everything else. I didnt even use a full cup of macadamia nuts like the recipe called for. My kids, who aren’t picky, threw them in the trash. So I tried adding more sugar to sweeten them up. They still wouldn’t eat them. ☹

    1. Together As Family says:

      So sorry to hear this. These are actually one of my favorite cookies and I don’t make them too often because I think they’re too sweet. So I guess everyone has different sugar tolerances. I double checked the recipe to what I have written down in my book and the recipe is correct. I just wanted to make sure I did not omit something or type something wrong. Thank you for coming back to leave your comment, I really do appreciate the feedback. Good or bad 🙂

  2. Absolutely delicious! This was the first time I’ve baked white chocolate macademia nut cookies and cannot say enough how much I love your recipe. Your recipe was so easy to follow and perfectly explained. I will definitely make these cookies again! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Together As Family says:

      So happy to hear this! Thank you and I am so glad you enjoyed these cookies.

  3. 5 stars
    I feel as though I needed to bake these much longer than mentioned. I love how easy the recipe is though.

  4. This is one of the best recipes ever! Do what the instructions say and you’ll have delicious cookies that are buttery and soft for days! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us. ?

  5. These are the best cookies my boyfriend and I have ever had. They are absolutely amazing. Well done!

    1. Together As Family says:

      So glad you guys loved these! Thank you for letting me know and leaving your comment.

  6. 5 stars
    These cookies were absolutely amazing!! I’ve made them 3 times for my family and friends, and the cookies are always finished by the end of night! These are my new go-to cookies!!

  7. 5 stars
    Turn out perfect every time! So moist with the pudding. Everybody loves them.

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  9. 5 stars
    It’s a win for our family even without macadamias in it

  10. Courtney Mae Clendenning says:

    5 stars
    First time trying to make white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and came across this recipe. These were some of the best cookies I’ve made, and the people who had some couldn’t get enough! Definitely a recipe for the books!

  11. 5 stars
    I have been using your recipe for a couple of years now and still a bit! As a matter of fact, my best friend demands them every Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Looking forward to more of your amazing and delicious recipes!!

  12. hola quisiera saber cuál es el pudin de chocolate soy de Colombia y dónde lo consigo gracias

    1. Together as Family says:

      Hello! It’s a small box with a mix inside that when combined with milk makes pudding. You could try making it from scratch! Good luck!

  13. This is my second time to make this recipe and my husband really likes these cookies. They taste as good as they look.

    1. Together as Family says:

      So glad they turn out good for you!