Frugal Foodie Mama: White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies

Friday, December 20, 2019

White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies

Chock full of creamy white chocolate chips, tart dried cherries, and crunchy macadamia nuts, these thick & chewy White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies would make the perfect addition to Santa's cookie plate...

Chock full of creamy white chocolate chips, tart dried cherries, and crunchy macadamia nuts, these thick & chewy White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies would make the perfect addition to Santa's cookie plate.



So who else feels like we were catapulted straight from Thanksgiving dinner right into the Christmas season almost overnight? Granted, Thanksgiving did arrive a little later than it normally does this year, so maybe that is why I am feeling as if I have been scrambling this last full week before Christmas. 

We finally went out and picked out our Christmas tree and got it up and decorated last Friday. We didn't bother putting lights up outside this year because it seemed to rain almost every day that my son & I actually would have had the time to tackle the task. And by the time the weather cleared up, the lights would only be up for a couple of weeks so why bother with all that effort?

And while it may seem that I am grumbling a little (maybe there is even a little hint of bah-humbug in there?), it has been kind of nice to just be able to focus on the essentials for the holiday season for once. The tree may have been put up a little later than normal, but it IS up. The gift list has been checked off and the shopping is officially done. And I was still able to host my annual Christmas cookie baking party with my family. Things may not have went exactly according to my usual plan, but memories are being made and cherished family traditions are still being continued.

So what does the recipe for these White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies that I am sharing with you all today have to do with any of the above? ;)




Chock full of creamy white chocolate chips, tart dried cherries, and crunchy macadamia nuts, these thick & chewy White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies would make the perfect addition to Santa's cookie plate.


Well, if you happen to be feeling a tad frazzled and short on time (like me!), but still want to bake up a batch of holiday cookies to take to that cookie exchange or Christmas get-together then this foolproof cookie recipe is for you. These thick & chewy cookies start with a cake mix and are chock full of creamy white chocolate chips, tart dried cherries, and crunchy macadamia nuts. 


Chock full of creamy white chocolate chips, tart dried cherries, and crunchy macadamia nuts, these thick & chewy White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies would make the perfect addition to Santa's cookie plate.


You can literally have this entire batch of cookies baked up and on the cooling racks in under 30 minutes! It just doesn't get much much easier or fuss free than that, folks. 


Here are a few tips & suggestions for baking these cookies:
  • I used white cake mix when making these cookies, but french vanilla or yellow cake mix would work just as well.
  • Not a fan of dried cherries? Try dried cranberries instead.
  • Don't like macadamia nuts? Chopped pecans would be a great substitute in this cookie recipe. 



Chock full of creamy white chocolate chips, tart dried cherries, and crunchy macadamia nuts, these thick & chewy White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies would make the perfect addition to Santa's cookie plate.





Yield: 16-20 cookies
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White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies

White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies

Chock full of creamy white chocolate chips, tart dried cherries, and crunchy macadamia nuts, these thick & chewy White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies would be the perfect addition to Santa's cookie plate.

prep time: 10 min cook time: 12 min total time: 22 min

ingredients:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

instructions:

How to cook White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line your baking sheet(s) with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, and canola oil. Mix until well blended. Fold in the macadamia nuts, dried cherries, and white chocolate chips.
  3. Roll the dough into generous 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Slightly flatten each cookie dough ball with the palm of your hand. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  4. Cool on the baking sheet for at least 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  6. Enjoy!
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