White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I don’t know what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but around these parts, white chocolate chips (that are also free of dairy) are pretty scarce. So when I do manage to get my hands on some, I make sure to use them wisely.

In my pre-vegan days, I loved the cookies from Subway. Especially the ones with white chocolate and macadamia nuts. I decided to recreate them, with a twist. A touch of banana, which I felt would complimented the richness of the nuts and chips… I think they may have turned out better than the one’s I remember! Rich, creamy, and sweet, with the perfect balance of softness and chew. Definitely best enjoyed with a tall, cold, glass of your favorite milk… or coffee, whatever is your thing 🙂

If you, too, have difficulty finding vegan white chocolate chips, try Vegan Essentials or Food Fight!. They are where I order my chips of creamy joy.



White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies




White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

2 tbsp Cornstarch

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 cup Margarine

1 cup Brown Sugar

1/3 cup Pureed Banana

1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

3/4 cup White Chocolate Chips (dairy-free)

3/4 cup Chopped Macadamia Nuts


Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare cookie sheets.

Stir together the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. Set aside.

Cream the margarine and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the banana. Add the vinegar and vanilla, and beat until thoroughly combined.

Beat in the flour mixture, in two additions.

Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

Using a tablespoon to measure, drop dough onto cookie sheets and flatten slightly.

Bake for 8 -10 minutes, until golden. Allow cookies to cool on sheet for about 1 minute, before transferring to rack.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen.



15 thoughts on “White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

    1. Starr

      If you do order some, order more than 1 bag. I found that once I started playing around with them, I kept finding more and more uses (such as fudge!).

  1. meetyourtreat

    Yum! I live a mere 10 minute drive from Food Fight and only days ago went there in search of vegan white chocolate chips, why I waited so long I will never know…

    1. Starr

      I envy you. My stash has run out and I’ll have to wait until the summer heat is over before I can safely order more. Wouldn’t want them to melt in the mail.

    1. Starr

      I’m surprised. A nearby vegan store used to stock white chocolate chips, which came from Germany. I thought they would have been more widely available in Europe.

  2. the bear and the blackberry

    Ahhhhh! I want! I want! There are no carriers of vegan white chocolate in my little Sacramento, California : ( Tears! But also tears of joy that your neck of the woods has them and you managed to create these AMAZING looking (and I bet tasting!) cookies! Hooray for the evolution of white chocolate and grocery stores!

  3. Starr

    I must admit, I was pretty excited to learn that there was even such a thing as vegan white chocolate… Unfortunately, I have to order it online (the store is 2 – 3 hours south of me, and across the border). So I won’t be getting more until the weather cools off 🙁 … Probably for the best though, because my waistline could use a little less chocolate and a little more fresh fruit 🙂

  4. Starr

    I’m jealous… Of course, If I could get white chocolate chips whenever I wanted, I’d probably be making these all the time. That would be so bad 🙂

  5. Cassia

    Would white chocolate chunks work?? Charm School Chocolate has the best vegan white chocolate I have ever had!

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