Tropical Key Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 11 mins

Enjoy a sweet and sultry variation on the standard (yet always fantastic) white chocolate chip/macadamia nut cookie. People will go nuts for these! White chocolate chips aren’t really available here in the United Kingdom so I chopped up some good quality Cadbury’s white chocolate instead. Back at home in the States it was always so easy to find a bag of white chocolate chips in pretty much any grocery store, but not here! And if you can’t find a key lime, use a regular lime. No big deal. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (180C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugars and vanilla extract at high speed until well combined.
  4. Add the egg, lime juice and lime zest and beat for 1 additional minute.
  5. Gradually add in the flour mixture.
  6. Stir in the nuts, coconut and white chocolate chips by hand.
  7. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 8-11 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.


Most Helpful

Wonderful!I left out the nuts and coconut, because I made the recipe for a work event and wanted to eliminate the allergens. I LOVE these cookies! They are so fresh and light! I also made a version using orange rind, 2tsp orange floavoring and dark chocolate chips. YUMM!!!!

spreadnjoy March 15, 2010

I have to lock these up from my family. I ended up using 1/2 macadamia and 1/2 pine nuts because I didn't have enough macadamia. These are a huge hit with my family.

susan July 10, 2009

Oh My! I love macadamia white chocolate chip cookies, but this takes them up a notch!....a BIG notch. On the directions you mentioned to add the lime juice and zest? but the juice amount is not listed on the ingredients. I thought the juice of half a lime would be good. I also made a small change, instead of adding coconut, I found this wonderful Lindt brand coconut-filled white chocolate which I used instead. Thank you Shannon for a wonderful cookie recipe. It's become my favorite!!!

Kitty Kat Cook December 16, 2007

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