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M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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Macadamia nut cookies studded with white chocolate M&M’s just makes them more irresistible! This is an indulgently delicious, easy cookie recipe!

3 M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies on a small white plate

M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I was scheduled to put on my Lifestyle Expert hat on and discuss “orange” cooking tools for a local TV segment. It was close to Halloween and apparently folks love a splash of orange in the kitchen for the holiday. But, to keep my food blogger status in good standing, I also needed to bring a treat for the crew. I thought of my Killer Pumpkin Bars with their thick coating of cream cheese frosting, but decided to shake up my favorite White Chocolate Macadamia Nut  Cookies with some festive M&M’s.

I nabbed a bag of White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s at Target and swapped out some of the white chocolate chips for the candy coated chocolates. Little did I know that these orange, yellow and white morsels were not filled with plain ol’ white chocolate but instead white chocolate with candy corn flavoring. Hmmmmm. I’m not sure I’d go that route again. But M&M’s can be found in all sorts of colors and flavors, so go with what works with the season or the holiday du jour when you make your version of M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!

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Before you make the M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, you might need:

M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chewy cookies filled with macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, and white chocolate M&M's

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 36 cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate M&M's, plus more to press into cookies when they come out of the oven
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In your mixer, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix till combined.
  4. Gently stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture; mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Stir in the chopped white chocolate, M&M's and macadamia nuts.
  6. Spoon out generous tablespoons of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 2-inches between cookies.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are light brown. Slightly under-baking will make for a chewy cookie.
  8. Remove from oven, press a few M&M's into each hot cookie, if desired, let cool for a couple minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.



Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g


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15 comments on “M&M White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies”

  1. I’m so sorry for your friend Liz! Her créations are so beautiful! xoxoo

  2. What a lovely tribute to Joan and a great heads up for the S & S of a heart attack for women as our symptoms can really be different than the classic symptoms. I am clicking away on her delicious posts! Take Care

  3. I’m so sorry but most of your post doesn’t show up on my computer. From the comments, I gather that a friend of yours has passed away and I’m so sorry. As to your cookies, I had no idea that M & M’s came in flavors.

  4. What a terrific tribute to Joan! Just so lovely. Such sad news. These cookies look great — anything with chocolate is the only way to remember Joan.

  5. Macadamia and white chocolate is divine combination. Can imagine how good are these cookies 🙂

  6. What sad was this Lizzy and she was really young !!
    Lovely tribute.
    Love these cookies dear!

  7. I was so sorry to hear about Joan. I never had the opportunity to meet her but she certainly was a talented blogger and I know her death has been a huge loss for so many. What a sweet tribute you written for her.

  8. This is a wonderful tribute to our precious friend. She was truly amazing, wasn’t she?

  9. If I’m going to “cheat” with candy, it is usually with peanut butter M and M’s! 😉 So, these sound good to me!

  10. What heavenly cookies, I love the combination of M&M’s and macadamia nuts!

  11. Congratulations on the TV gig, Liz! Thank you for the intro to white chocolate M & Ms. I had no idea what I’ve missing =)

  12. Lizzy,
    I was saddened by Joan’s passing. I followed her blog for a long time. Although, I never met her in person, I used to post links on the linky party she’d hosted and she was always so gracious.

  13. Thanks for this and tributes for Joan are everywhere, illustrating what a lovely person she was. I hate writing was.

    White chocolate macadamia nut cookies are favorites of mine and these look so pretty!

  14. Those candy corn flavored M&M’s were quite different I agree. They do make for a very theme appropriate presentation though. You have so many gpod things in these cookies I’m sure they were delicious!

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