Macadamia and Cranberry Cookies

18 people
00h 15
00h 20

Crammed with crunchy macadamia nuts and chewy cranberries, these cookies will make a delicious addition to your afternoon cuppa.

Ingredients and Method


  • 600g White chocolate (chopped)
  • 200g Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g Light muscovado sugar
  • 180g Golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 350g Plain flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 100g Dried cranberries
  • 75g Macadamia nuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Melt 170g of the chocolate in a Bain Marie then remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Beat in the sugars, eggs, vanilla and butter with an electric whisk/ mixer until creamy.
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cranberries and half of the macadamia nuts to make a stiff dough.
  5. Place tablespoon sized round dollops of the mixture onto a lined baking tray, spacing them well apart.
  6. Place in the middle shelf of the oven and bake for approximately 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Poke in the reserved chunks of chocolate and macadamia nuts.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden, leave to harden for 1-2 minutes then cool on a wire rack.