Macadamia Crusted Chocolate Cookies

These easy chocolate cookies are rolled in macadamia nuts.  Macadamia lovers will love these easy chocolate cookies!

Macadamia Crusted Chocolate Cookies from My family is not into nuts.  Which means I had these babies all to myself.

Not really.  But I did have a couple.

My brother’s girlfriend’s daughter (does that sound complicated?  It doesn’t feel complicated.)  had a birthday, and I missed it.  That’s me.  Forgetting important events like someone’s birthday.

This girlfriend and her daughters are relatively new to the family, so their birthdays are not on my radar.  It’s a situation in need of a remedy, for sure.

I made a peace offering to Blue Skies with these cookies.  I asked her what her favorite flavors are, and she told me she doesn’t like nuts, except macadamia nuts.  If you were going to pick one nut to love, doesn’t it make sense to choose one that is as fantastic as macadamias?

Honestly, I think she was thinking of CindyLouWho’s recent White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.

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Except Blue Skies wanted chocolate.  Girl after my own heart.

And this is where the inspiration for chocolate cookies rolled in macadamia nuts came from.  Dare I pat myself on the back for this one?  I should probably just give the credit to Blue Skies.  It was her delicious flavor combo idea.

I enjoyed her anticipation of her own batch of cookies.  She called them “make-up” cookies, because I was making up for her missed birthday.

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Could you roll these cookies in another kind of nut?  I suppose you could.  I love all nuts, so the thought of cookies rolled in almonds or my beloved walnuts makes me pretty happy. But use macadamias if you can.

Because macadamias have a special place in the world.

Just like Blue Skies.

Macadamia Crusted Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate cookies rolled in crushed macadamia nuts.
Cook Time8 mins
Servings: 4 dozen
Author: Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4-5 ounces macadamia nuts, chopped


  • Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add salt, soda, and cocoa, and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined.
  • Place chopped nuts in a small dish. Roll dough into balls and dip the tops in the chopped nuts. Place nut-side up on a baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 8-9 minutes.

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5 thoughts on “Macadamia Crusted Chocolate Cookies

  1. Carmen

    These look sooo good!! I’ll have to give them a try sometime when I’m ready to turn my oven on again, lol.

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