White Chocolate and Cranberry Apple Macadamia Nut Cookies, what a mouthful! They were going to have orange in the name too, but I forgot to add it when I was baking. I love macadamia nut cookies so much! If my bakery has them with no cranberries, I'll buy cranberries to eat with them. It's one of my all-time favorite cookies, but I've never actually made them myself until now.
I had to add my own cranberries one too many times recently and figured why not just make them myself and add everything I want? Cranberries, white chocolate, nuts, orange zest (didn't happen, but would've been SO good), and apple! We have an egg allergy in our house so I subbed applesauce for eggs. Thankfully the flavors coordinate perfectly.
The cookies turned out so amazing that, I'm sorry bakery, but I'll probably be making my own from now on.
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Cream the butter and sugars together, then add the applesauce and extracts stirring after each addition.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl and add them to your wet mixture slowly.
Fold in everything you want in your cookies. Macadamia nuts, white chocolate, dried cranberries, a little orange zest, you can even add other kinds of chocolate or dried fruits.
Space out your cookie dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I like big cookies so my dough balls were a couple tablespoons-big.
My first batch didn't spread out too much in the baking process so I gave each of my dough balls a little squish before baking to get that perfect cookie shape.
Bake for about 20 minutes in a 350° oven or until golden brown.
Let them cool for a minute on the cookie sheet before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.