Have you jumped on the pudding cookie craze? I had not ventured the pudding cookie up until a couple weekends ago. Boy – I think I am a total convert. It truly changes everything about the cookie. These Banana Macadamia Nut Cookies were originally meant to be a standard white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. But the hubs picked up cook & serve pudding when he did the weekly shopping. Well that’s a no-go when it comes to cookies. So I had to use what I had in the pantry which was chocolate & banana. But you know what – I think adding the banana really gave these cookies the twist they needed to set them apart from the standard macadamia nut cookie. The whole family loved them.
Have you noticed an increase in cookies over here lately? Well it’s because I was looking at my cookie archives & realized that not only did it leave me feeling like I wanted more, but it made me realize that I have so many wonderful cookie recipes that I have yet to share with you. So be ready – I have a whole bunch of yummies coming your way over the next couple months. Especially as we head into the holidays.
Banana Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 1 cup butter - softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1- 3.4 ounce pkg banana cream instant pudding
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 12 ounces white chocolate chips
- 1 cup macadamia nuts - roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line baking sheet with parchment - set aside
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt & pudding mix in a small bowl & set aside.
- In mixer - cream butter & sugars until light & fluffy
- Add eggs & beat just until mixed in
- Add dry ingredients - beat well about 20-30 seconds
- Add chocolate chips & nuts - fold in
- Place in tablespoon size balls about 2 inches apart on baking sheet & bake 10-12 minutes
- Allow to cool on baking sheet about 10 minutes before removing
- If using the same baking sheet for additional cookies- make sure it has cooled to room temperature before placing more dough on it. You don't want your dough on a hot sheet prior to placing in the oven as it will change how the cookies bake.
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