Oatmeal cookies are so tasty and this combination is a real treat! For crisper cookies, bake longer. If you leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to cool to wire racks you will have a softer bottomed cookie.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
28 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 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). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the oats, white chocolate, and macadamia nuts until evenly distributed. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are toasted. For crisper cookies, bake longer. If you leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to cool on wire racks you will have a softer bottomed cookie.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11.6g 4% DV; fat 5.5g 9% DV; cholesterol 9.7mg 3% DV; sodium 55.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2008
This is an awesome cookie recipe! I admit I prefer it with my changes, but the basic recipe is really good. I read other reviews that it was a "skimpy" recipe, so I doubled it and made it with THREE eggs, added slightly less than 1/2 teaspoon of salt and used salted butter. The oatmeal I used was "Quick" and I also added one cup of dried cranberries to the doubled recipe. You could also use 1 cup chopped dried cherries instead. I used a medium size ice cream scoop to transfer the dough to the cookie sheet (I use a Silpat mat instead of a greased cookie sheet). The cookie baked perfectly at exactly 12 minutes...It was wonderfully soft in the middle and just slightly crispy on the outside edges. It had nice height to it, didn't spread out much and was a huge hit with everyone who tried it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2006
These were too dry in my opinion. They weren't terrible but just too dry. Sorry. Read More
(3)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
This is an awesome cookie recipe! I admit I prefer it with my changes, but the basic recipe is really good. I read other reviews that it was a "skimpy" recipe, so I doubled it and made it with THREE eggs, added slightly less than 1/2 teaspoon of salt and used salted butter. The oatmeal I used was "Quick" and I also added one cup of dried cranberries to the doubled recipe. You could also use 1 cup chopped dried cherries instead. I used a medium size ice cream scoop to transfer the dough to the cookie sheet (I use a Silpat mat instead of a greased cookie sheet). The cookie baked perfectly at exactly 12 minutes...It was wonderfully soft in the middle and just slightly crispy on the outside edges. It had nice height to it, didn't spread out much and was a huge hit with everyone who tried it! Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2002
I have gotten fabulous rave reviews on these cookies. The dough always seems a little dry but just press it all together throw them on the sheet and they come out just terrific. I have made them about 6 times since I printed off this recipe 18 months ago. I am always asked for the recipe. If at high altitude use a tad bit more leavening and bake 1-2 minutes longer. I have also halved the dough after adding the nuts but before the chocolate and made half with white choc and half with semi sweet. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
It's a shame that the rating system only goes up to five stars because these cookies seem to deserve more! I listened to the other reviewers and used 2 eggs rather than one and added 1/4 cup of flour. The dough was still dry and stiff but when the cookies were finished baking they were moist and perfect. These are sure to become a tradition in my house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2005
these cookies are fanastic.the nicest macadamia nut cookie that I have ever eaten.I made the crunchy type n they were wonderful. but there is one point to take note.use only chopped-up white choc n not white choc chips. I reduced sugar to 1/4 white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar.And remember to chop macadamia nut into quarters if not you will have a hard time shaping your cookies.the dough is kinda dry so you have to shape them using ypur hands n pressing them slightly or your cookie will be like a ball. I like this recipe 'cos it is not too sweet n it uses really little butter healthier choice Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2003
I made this recipe for a cookie exchange and they turned out great. The time they're cooked is important the less time I cooked them the more moist and chewy they were. Great recipe Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These were wonderful! I was a little worried because the dough seemed dry and crumbly but I wouldn't change a thing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I was searching for something a bit different but not too difficult for a cookie exchange at work. These are great! Now a family favorite and added to holiday baking! I made a couple changes others may want to try. I added one more egg and a little more flour; also instead of 1 c. white chips I used 1/2c. each white and semi-sweet choc. and about 1/4 c. butterscotch. Everyone loved them! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Loved these cookies. Since macadamia nuts are so spendy I subbed chopped walnuts. Not exact same results but close. Very good and we ate these up. Will be making these again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2008
Absolutely wonderful! Definitely will be made in our home for years to come.. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2006
These were too dry in my opinion. They weren't terrible but just too dry. Sorry. Read More
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