Q&A: why are white chocolate chip cookies always made with macadamia nuts?

Question by Jeremy C: why are white chocolate chip cookies always made with macadamia nuts?
i’m addicted to chocolate (and yes, i consider white chocolate to be chocolate, but that’s another debate), and i’m not the biggest fan of nuts in general. but everwhere i go, there are chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips, but no plain white chocolate chip cookies without macadamia nuts. is it illegal? do the nuts offset a poisonous reaction with the white chocolate chips that i’m not aware of? are they substituting pricey white chocolate chips with cheap macadamia nuts and hoping that people won’t notice? i’m going crazy here…
y’all seem to assume i can actually operate an oven :-)

Best answer:

Answer by Michelle
I think because it has become common place and people like them. Buy your own white chocolate chips and make plain ones. Somae bakeries will do special orders for you too.

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  1. cutiewithabooooty says:

    Take a breather and chill out – here’s a recipe for white chocolate cookies WITHOUT THE NUTS!! Hope you like em :)

    White Chocolate Cookies

    1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    1 egg
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped *you can take out the apricots*
    4 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    In a mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until blended. Beat in the egg and vanilla and almond extracts until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until combined. With a wooden spoon, mix in the apricots and white chocolate. Drop the batter by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until the edges are lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

  2. shiraz_princess says:

    The white chocolate macadamia cookies that your finding are sold to stores, bakeries, restaurants and coffee shops in premade batches of cookie dough. The retailer bakes them and sells them as fresh baked. Try little mom and pop bakeries, off the beaten path. If not you’ll have to bake your own. You can buy white chocolate chips, but their quality is suspect. I just buy my own favourite chocolate and chop it into bit myself. There is no reason you couldn’t do this with white chocolate.

    edit
    Then hook-up with a talented lady and treat her right and you will get those nutless cookies.

  3. bramblerock says:

    cause it’s such a yummy combination. I prefer chocolate chip with walnuts and only the Toll House original recipe will do!!! toll house does have the white chips. A true cookie nut will make whatever cookies her little heart desires.

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