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Macadamia Nut White Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Macadamia Nut White Chip Pumpkin Cookies | Catz in the Kitchen | | #fall #cookies #pumpkin
This post has been updated from the archives. It was originally published in November of 2011. The text is unchanged, but the pictures have been retaken and the recipe rewritten.
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This week I fell prey to some sort of virus that was not fun. My intention was to be baking Sunday night so these cookies would be all set for Josh’s lunches for the rest of the week. I didn’t actually feel up to baking or cooking until Wednesday. And let me tell you, the moment I began to feel like myself, I jumped at it. These cookies just spoke to me. The recipe teased me with promises of, “You will feel better if you bake these.” And it worked! These cookies are a truly magically moist morsel of goodness in your mouth.

Macadamia Nut White Chip Pumpkin Cookies | Catz in the Kitchen | | #fall #cookies #pumpkin Dare I say that this cookie would even make a delightful little breakfast appetizer? I did indeed help myself to two cookies yesterday morning along with a glass of milk. While Grace was busy working on her cursive tablet in her school book at the dining room table, I had my back turned out of Grace’s view so she couldn’t see me savor each bite from the cookie. I kind of felt like Gollum holding a “precious” cookie instead of a ring.  But I promise I am not a hoarder. My girls each got a cookie after they had finished eating their entire lunch.
Macadamia Nut White Chip Pumpkin Cookies | Catz in the Kitchen | | #fall #cookies #pumpkin
Macadamia Nut White Chip Pumpkin Cookies | Catz in the Kitchen | | #fall #cookies #pumpkin
…And when they weren’t looking, I snuck another cookie. :) I probably snuck a few too many cookies yesterday. For penance today, I promise I won’t any cookies. Okay, maybe one or two. Or three or four!

But let me just say that if you are on dessert duty for your family’s upcoming Thanksgiving feast, this little cookie will be sure to please many (already full) bellies. But don’t be surprised if you see random family members standing alone in a dark hallway. They are just enjoying their cookie to the last bite. :)

Macadamia Nut White Chip Pumpkin Cookies | Catz in the Kitchen | | #fall #cookies #pumpkin

Macadamia Nut White Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Macadamia Nut White Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Yield: about 40 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This festive holiday macadamia nut white chip pumpkin cookie recipe is easy, quick, and full of fun fall flavors!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of cardamom
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup macadamia nut, coarsely chopping and toasted


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Beat butter and sugars until creamy.
  4. Beat in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla until well combined; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chips and nuts.
  5. Drop by rounded TB onto greased baking sheets; flatten slightly with back of spoon or greased bottom of glass dipped in sugar.
  6. Bake for 11-14 minutes.
  7. Cool for 2 minutes and move to wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe by Marg for

If you don't have cardamom, you can substitute 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp ginger.
11 minutes seemed to be the sweet spot for my oven.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate.

This recipe is linked to:
Comfy in the Kitchen’s Feasting in Fellowship Fridays, Alli n Son’s Sweet Tooth Friday, Crumbs and Chaos’ Seasonal Inspiration, Sweet as Sugar Cookies’ Sweets for a Saturday, A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday


Monday 14th of November 2011

I'm glad you are feeling better! I'm sure that these cookies would make me feel better! :)

Kim McCallie

Sunday 13th of November 2011

My husband would love these. White chocolate and macadamia nuts are his favorite. I'll bet they're delicious with the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.


Friday 11th of November 2011

I hope you recovered fully.And I love macadamia nuts..which are quite common here:)Yummy cookies;)


Friday 11th of November 2011

Chels...those sound and look divine! Nothing beats pumpkin and white chocolate AND macadamians! Thank you for sharing. Glad you are better. love to YOU!

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