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White Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Dreams Recipe
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White Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Dreams
These soft buttery treats make terrific holiday cookies. See more

White Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Dreams

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"A rich buttery, cookie that is sure to remind you of Cape Cod!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl set aside flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Cream together white sugar, light brown sugar and butter (do not use shortening). Add slightly beaten eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add flour mixture until just mixed. Stir in vanilla chips, macadamia nuts and dried cranberries.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place on ungreased cookie sheet by small scoop or rounded teaspoon. Bake for 10 minutes or just until set. Remove from oven and let cool. Cookies will sink slightly.
  5. Variations: To make chocolate cookies - omit 1/2 cup flour and replace with 1/2 cup cocoa. To make refrigerator cookies - Roll dough into 2 rolls, wrap with plastic wrap and chill or freeze. (If you freeze the dough - thaw for at least 1/2 hr). Slice 1 inch slices - cut into 4 and place on baking sheet point up. For fancier cookies: Drizzle melted white chocolate on chocolate cookies and melted dark chocolate on the white cookie. Enjoy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2006

Soft, buttery and delicious! I didn't use the macadamia nuts, so I added an extra half-cup each of cranberries and white chocolate chips. Also, I thought the cookies were too small when made with a rounded teaspoon. There just weren't enough morsels in every bite, so I made them bigger and cooked them around 14 - 15 minutes. Perfection!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 16, 2012

I found these to be way too sweet, but I love the white chocolate/cranberry/macademia combo. I think next time I'll just use my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe and sub the chocolate chips for this combo. And I might use extra cranberry and macademias and go lighter on the white chocolate to reduce the sweetness too. Great idea, though!

Jan 08, 2005

These cookies are amazing. I tell everybody how yummy they are but no seems too thrilled to try them. Once they do, they are hooked! Even my 6 year old loves em', nuts and all! You won't regret making them. Excellent Christmas cookie too!

Dec 18, 2007

This is one of my all time favorite cookie recipes. Every time I make them, they disappear! I did find however that they take more like 15 minutes to bake.

Sep 07, 2011

5+++! Absolutely heavenly! I was looking for a macadamia nut recipe other than the normal cookies I bake. This one is a true winner. Not only do these look good, they are soft and taste buttery rich. I followed the recipe to a "T". The batter is easy to mix up and I ended up with about 46 cookies. Baking time is approximate and the cookies will sink slightly once removed from the oven to cool, just as submitter states. I love the combination of the buttery, tart, sweet and chocolate all mixed up in one. In every bite I can taste the tart cranberries and bits of chocolate chip morsels. And I especially love the macadamia nut crunch and texture it gives the cookies. The sugar adds a nice balance of sweetness, not overly sweet. These are a delicious delicacy! I wouldn't change a thing in this recipe. These cookies are so delectable and pleasing and I think these could be baked for special occassions or holiday's.

Jul 14, 2007

This is now my favorite cookie recipe! These turned out perfect! (I used less than one cup of cranberries [Craisins, chopped] though)

Jan 06, 2007

These are great! I will make again great for sharing. I made them bigger about 2-TLBS rolled into a ball which made a nice sized cookie.

Oct 15, 2003

I took this cookie to several christmas cookie exchanges and each time received many,many compliments. Nice Christmas cookie since the cranberries add a nice holiday color. Very buttery and delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 131 mg
  • 5%

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

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