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Better than Sex Cookies Recipe

Better than Sex Cookies

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually blend into butter mixture.
  4. Stir in vanilla chips, and macadamia nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 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


53 Ratings

Aug 19, 2003

My family really enjoyed these cookies. I was a little disappointed only because they flatten out so much.

Mar 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!

May 04, 2004

very very good what if they flatten out, just make your little cookie ball taller instead of flatter before you stick them in the oven...not hard

Jan 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

Mar 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!

Apr 17, 2012

Easy cookie to make, liked the consistency although I felt like they were missing a little something. The taste was just a little on the bland side. The look and presentation was good, I did not find they were too flat like other reviewers had mentioned. I also froze individual dough balls to use at a later date.


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  • Calories
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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