Poor Man's Macadamia Nut Cookies


If you love macadamia nut cookies but, like me, can't afford the nuts, then this is the recipe for you! Store in an airtight container. This is also a great recipe for a DIY mason jar gift.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
3 dozen cookies


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package butter pecan cake mix

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (6 ounce) package white chocolate chips


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

  2. Mix cake mix, margarine, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until well combined; fold in white chocolate chips. Form dough into balls using a cookie scoop and arrange on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

109 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 10mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.