Here is a recipe for some very good cookies. These cookies were once described as 'better than sex' by a platonic female friend.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy.

  • In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually blend into butter mixture.

  • Stir in vanilla chips, and macadamia nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 9 minutes. (Do not overbake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking; flatten upon cooling.) Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; 16.5 g total fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 197 mg sodium. 37.9 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2009
Well...These were a good cookie. However I had to make 2 batches. The 1st batch followed it to a T and my cookies were slightly flat and needed a little something but couldn't put my finger on it. Went back and looked at some other reviews and made the 2nd batch. I took the white sugar decreased it to 1 1/2 cups and added 1/2 brown sugar. I increased the vanilla extract to 1 1/2 tsp increased the flour to 3 cups and used 12 oz white chips(works out to 1 3/4 cup--one bag) and 6 oz Macadamia baking pieces dry roasted. I didn't see the need to measure out 4 oz---I like nuts so I used the whole bag. With these adjustments I got a nice flavorful cookie as I think was intended and still slightly soft in the middle...I have a gas oven so 8 1/2 to 9 minutes was just perfect. Even though the first batch was decent the 2nd batch was excellent..I couldn't rate this a bad recipe at all just some minor help. Will make this again with the adjustments. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/13/2003
These are basically sugar cookies with white chocolate and nuts. I will stick to my original white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Need to add brown sugar to these Read More
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57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2009
Well...These were a good cookie. However I had to make 2 batches. The 1st batch followed it to a T and my cookies were slightly flat and needed a little something but couldn't put my finger on it. Went back and looked at some other reviews and made the 2nd batch. I took the white sugar decreased it to 1 1/2 cups and added 1/2 brown sugar. I increased the vanilla extract to 1 1/2 tsp increased the flour to 3 cups and used 12 oz white chips(works out to 1 3/4 cup--one bag) and 6 oz Macadamia baking pieces dry roasted. I didn't see the need to measure out 4 oz---I like nuts so I used the whole bag. With these adjustments I got a nice flavorful cookie as I think was intended and still slightly soft in the middle...I have a gas oven so 8 1/2 to 9 minutes was just perfect. Even though the first batch was decent the 2nd batch was excellent..I couldn't rate this a bad recipe at all just some minor help. Will make this again with the adjustments. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2009
Well...These were a good cookie. However I had to make 2 batches. The 1st batch followed it to a T and my cookies were slightly flat and needed a little something but couldn't put my finger on it. Went back and looked at some other reviews and made the 2nd batch. I took the white sugar decreased it to 1 1/2 cups and added 1/2 brown sugar. I increased the vanilla extract to 1 1/2 tsp increased the flour to 3 cups and used 12 oz white chips(works out to 1 3/4 cup--one bag) and 6 oz Macadamia baking pieces dry roasted. I didn't see the need to measure out 4 oz---I like nuts so I used the whole bag. With these adjustments I got a nice flavorful cookie as I think was intended and still slightly soft in the middle...I have a gas oven so 8 1/2 to 9 minutes was just perfect. Even though the first batch was decent the 2nd batch was excellent..I couldn't rate this a bad recipe at all just some minor help. Will make this again with the adjustments. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2003
My family really enjoyed these cookies. I was a little disappointed only because they flatten out so much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
This is the tastiest basic cookie recipe I have found. You can add a variety of ingredients to this to make different cookies for ex. choc. chips nuts dried fruits or just sprinkle with colored sugar. You can follow this recipe exactly as it is no improvements necessary. You won't be disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2004
very very good cookie....so what if they flatten out just make your little cookie ball taller instead of flatter before you stick them in the oven...not hard Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
Cookies are good...not as good as sex but good. If you chill dough before cooking they don't become as thin as if you don't. Also they need to be cooked for 10 minutes not 9 minutes. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/13/2003
These are basically sugar cookies with white chocolate and nuts. I will stick to my original white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Need to add brown sugar to these Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
Easy simple and with ingredients I can keep on hand at all times. I will make this again but I tweaked the first batch a bit. I ran out of vanilla extract so I used almond instead and I only had 2 oz of nuts. So the next time I make this I will do it the right way!! When pulling the cookies out of the oven it's important to let them cool for about a min or so because they are so gooey in the center. But when they cool they firm up and are sooo yummy and chewy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2005
These cookies were great. They definitely reminded me of a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie but were slightly different. Be sure to not bake over the time they specify b/c they bottoms will burn. Try and sneak a few while they are hot they are SO good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2003
Like anyone else I read the rating on these cookies before I made them...with only one bad thing said about them I was sure they would turn out perfect! But I was wrong...I tried to go the 9 min but they were still super raw so I added another 2 min and took them out they had crunchy outsides and raw insides still. Overall they were really yummy I don't know how anyone could call them Better than Sex there is no way a cookie can compare to good lovin' haha. I will try these cookies again and again but I will have to experiment maybe I will take my Nieman Marcus cookie and just add white chips and macadamia nuts...hmmmmmm anyone that has suggestion please put them down for us...maybe the author of the recipe? Please! Thanks! Read More
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