Rating: 4.74 stars
450 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 360
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

A rich buttery, cookie that is sure to remind you of Cape Cod!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Cream together white sugar, light brown sugar and butter (do not use shortening). Stir in slightly beaten eggs and vanilla.

  • Add flour mixture until just mixed. Stir in vanilla chips, macadamia nuts and dried cranberries.

  • Drop dough on an ungreased cookie sheet by small scoop or rounded teaspoon. Bake in preheated oven until cookies are just set, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Cookies will sink slightly.

  • Variations: To make chocolate cookies, omit 1/2 cup flour and replace with 1/2 cup cocoa. To make refrigerator cookies: Roll dough into 2 rolls, wrap with plastic wrap and chill or freeze. (If you freeze the dough, thaw for at least 1/2 hour before cutting). Slice 1-inch slices; cut into 4 and place on baking sheet point up. For fancier cookies: Drizzle melted white chocolate on chocolate cookies and melted dark chocolate on the white cookie. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 25.7g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 23.9mg; sodium 131.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2006
Soft buttery and delicious! I didn't use the macadamia nuts so I added an extra half-cup each of cranberries and white chocolate chips. Also I thought the cookies were too small when made with a rounded teaspoon. There just weren't enough morsels in every bite so I made them bigger and cooked them around 14 - 15 minutes. Perfection! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2012
I found these to be way too sweet but I love the white chocolate/cranberry/macademia combo. I think next time I'll just use my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe and sub the chocolate chips for this combo. And I might use extra cranberry and macademias and go lighter on the white chocolate to reduce the sweetness too. Great idea though! Read More
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450 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 360
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2006
Soft buttery and delicious! I didn't use the macadamia nuts so I added an extra half-cup each of cranberries and white chocolate chips. Also I thought the cookies were too small when made with a rounded teaspoon. There just weren't enough morsels in every bite so I made them bigger and cooked them around 14 - 15 minutes. Perfection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2005
These cookies are amazing. I tell everybody how yummy they are but no seems too thrilled to try them. Once they do they are hooked! Even my 6 year old loves em' nuts and all! You won't regret making them. Excellent Christmas cookie too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
This is one of my all time favorite cookie recipes. Every time I make them, they disappear! I did find however that they take more like 15 minutes to bake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2011
5+++! Absolutely heavenly! I was looking for a macadamia nut recipe other than the normal cookies I bake. This one is a true winner. Not only do these look good, they are soft and taste buttery rich. I followed the recipe to a "T". The batter is easy to mix up and I ended up with about 46 cookies. Baking time is approximate and the cookies will sink slightly once removed from the oven to cool, just as submitter states. I love the combination of the buttery, tart, sweet and chocolate all mixed up in one. In every bite I can taste the tart cranberries and bits of chocolate chip morsels. And I especially love the macadamia nut crunch and texture it gives the cookies. The sugar adds a nice balance of sweetness, not overly sweet. These are a delicious delicacy! I wouldn't change a thing in this recipe. These cookies are so delectable and pleasing and I think these could be baked for special occassions or holiday's. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2007
This is now my favorite cookie recipe! These turned out perfect! (I used less than one cup of cranberries Craisins chopped though) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
These are great! I will make again great for sharing. I made them bigger about 2-TLBS rolled into a ball which made a nice sized cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
I took this cookie to several christmas cookie exchanges and each time received many,many compliments. Nice Christmas cookie since the cranberries add a nice holiday color. Very buttery and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2005
When I sampled the dough before cooking I felt something was lacking. I added about 1 cup of fruit punch to the recipe to moisten the dough and add a kick. My family friends and I were very pleased with the results after that little edition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
Delicious! Didn't change a thing. Will make these for years to come! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2012
I found these to be way too sweet but I love the white chocolate/cranberry/macademia combo. I think next time I'll just use my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe and sub the chocolate chips for this combo. And I might use extra cranberry and macademias and go lighter on the white chocolate to reduce the sweetness too. Great idea though! Read More
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