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White Chocolate Cookies

Fixing desserts is my favorite kind of cooking. I usually make these cookies for Christmas—their pale-white adds a special touch to all the reds and greens. We—my husband, our daughter (6) and I—live on a real dirt road! I'm a full-time wife and mother. Our second child's due to join us in mid-January.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, lightly toasted


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate and nuts. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand a few minutes before removing cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 376 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • aicenhour
    Dec 5, 2015

    Although the taste of these cookies was good, they were not pretty. Even after refrigerating overnight they still spread out too far and burnt around the edges. I used parchment paper, they came off nicely, just wasn't what I was looking for.

  • nicolegalvan879
    Dec 23, 2013

    I have never baked or cooked a recipe from Taste of Home that I did not like.......but this one takes the cake for horrible!!!!! The cookies are flatter than a pancake!!!!!! I did everything as said, and still horrible!!!!

  • deannasnz
    Jun 3, 2012

    Awful! The cookies spread all over the pan and wouldn't bake normally - they were burnt on the outside and raw in the centres. I'll never make these again.

  • Katielabonte
    Oct 6, 2011

    These cookies were good. I baked them for about 10 minutes. I think I will keep looking for a better recipe.

  • Judi720
    Dec 24, 2010

    my family really liked these cookes. easy to make & tastes yummy

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    Jan 12, 2010

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    Jul 26, 2007

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    Jun 2, 2007

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