Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip & Macadamia Nut Cookies


Pumpkin cookies with white chocolate chunks and macadamia nuts are a super moist, rich, soft, wonderful fall dessert and are year-round favorites.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

How’s that for a long title?!

So I’m finally almost fully recovered from my 23 hour juice cleanse.  Ha!  I’m still feeling a little light-headed and I’m extra fond of food and eating anything I can get my  hands on.  WOW, drama much?! 😉  I will never hear the end of it from Mr. Wishes that I couldn’t even go one full day when most people juice for at least 3 days.  HE, on the other hand, went 2 full days and said it was a cake-walk basically.  What??!!  Next time (if there IS a next time) I need to lock myself away in a room some place where I can’t look at pictures of food on the internet or see commercials for food on my TV constantly.

My husband, who normally isn’t a huge fan of pumpkin cookies, LOVED these cookies I’m sharing with you today and ate them like they were going out of style.  He’s going to hate that I said that, but oh well.  These cookies are cake-like and moist because of the pumpkin puree.  If you’ve ever had pumpkin cookies before, you know what I’m talking about.  If not, don’t be expecting the “normal” texture of a typical baked cookie.  Your taste buds won’t care about the texture once you pop one of these babies in to your mouth!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip & Macadamia Nut Cookies
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Serves: 15 cookies, depending on size
Pumpkin cookies with white chocolate chunks and macadamia nuts are a super moist, rich, soft, wonderful fall dessert and are year-round favorites.
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup white chocolate, coarsely chopped (or use baking chips)
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Beat in the egg, pumpkin and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
  5. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix in just until incorporated.
  6. Mix in the rolled oats, white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
  7. Place the dough onto a GREASED cookie sheet one heaping tablespoon at a time (you can also use parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet).
  8. Bake in the oven for 9-10 minutes. Mine were done at 11 - it depends on the size you made your cookies.
  9. Let them cool for about 5 minutes on baking sheet because they were be really soft, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe source: adapted from closetcooking.com

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28 Responses to “Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip & Macadamia Nut Cookies”

  1. October 30, 2013 at 6:15 AM #

    These look fantastic! Love that you combined pumpkin with macadamia nuts and white chocolate (which is already one of my favorite cookie flavors, all on its own). Can’t wait to try these. My husband isn’t much of a pumpkin guy, but I have a feeling he’d like these!

    • October 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM #

      Thank you so much and thanks for coming by my blog! 🙂

  2. October 30, 2013 at 6:58 AM #

    These look fabulous, and the perfect treat post-juice cleanse! 🙂

    • October 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM #

      Oh they most definitely are! 😉

  3. October 30, 2013 at 7:14 AM #

    Tasty sounding cookies and creative with the pumpkin.

    • October 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM #

      Thanks! They’re so good!

  4. October 30, 2013 at 7:26 AM #

    I never knew you could use pumpkin in so many different ways and I love it!! Xx

    • October 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM #

      Thanks, Johlene!

  5. October 30, 2013 at 9:12 AM #

    Oh, these sound delicious!

    • October 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM #

      Thank you, Jennifer!

  6. October 30, 2013 at 1:19 PM #

    What a fabulous combo! Perfect reward after a (terrifying) juice cleanse 🙂

  7. October 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM #

    These look great! Love how you added the oats them, and the macadamia nuts!!

  8. October 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM #

    I love cookies with white chocolate chips and I bet adding pumpkin makes them even more delish! What a fun autumn treat!

    • October 30, 2013 at 3:19 PM #

      Thanks, Georgia!

  9. October 30, 2013 at 7:20 PM #

    These look delicious Ashley! Pumpkin, white chocolate and macadamia nuts? I’m in cookie heaven! 🙂 Have a great rest of the week!

  10. October 30, 2013 at 9:03 PM #

    I’m not a huge pumpkin cookie fan but these cookies look so amazing! I love the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips combo!

    • October 31, 2013 at 12:31 AM #

      Honestly, I’m really not either! But I LOVED these!

  11. October 30, 2013 at 9:14 PM #

    Love the white chocolate added to these cookies!

    • October 31, 2013 at 12:31 AM #

      Thanks so much!!

  12. October 31, 2013 at 4:35 PM #

    I love white chocolate macadamia nut cookies – your pumpkin version sounds delicious!

    • October 31, 2013 at 5:24 PM #

      Thanks, Bianca!!

  13. November 2, 2013 at 9:44 PM #

    my husband is not a big fan of pumpkin cookies either, but I will have to try these and see what he things. He love macadamia nuts!

    • November 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM #

      He might just love these then!

  14. November 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM #

    LOVE this recipe, Ashley! (I am catching up with your blog since Halloween.) I just adore pumpkin everything and your cookie recipe is good thru Christmas and into winter with those wonderful spices. I hear ya on the cleanse thing! Thanks for sharing, girl!


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