These taste exactly like Subway's White Chocolate Macadamia nut cookies, except they don't have that low key cold cut trio flavour hahaha. Most copycat recipes are a lot of trial and error but I came across this by accident. I worked to get my chocolate chip cookies perfect and then decided to throw in some new toppings to half the batch and voila I am a genius. Hope you love these!
- Margarine or Butter
- White Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- All Purpose Flour
- White Chocolate Chips
- Macadamia Nuts
Where do I buy Macadamia Nuts?
These may or may not be at your local grocery store. If they aren't then check the one down the street they aren't THAT uncommon. I buy most of my nuts from Costco because you can get a lot for a decent price and I love nuts!
Tips to make the best Copycat Subway White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Do not overbake the cookies, as you want them to have the slightly crisp edges and soft centers.
You need to chill these Copycat Subway White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies. They are going to spread a lot, even with the chill time. Without chilling them you are likely to create a giant cookie on your sheet pan.
Storing and Freezing Cookies
To store: Leftover cookies keep at room temp for a good week. Maybe more.. wouldn't know for sure. I always eat them before then.
To freeze: I really like freezing cookies as dough balls for the best results. you can bake from frozen for 15 minutes. You can definitely freeze cookies that are already made just pack them in a solid container so they don't get beat up too much. They will last about 6 months stored this way. Not sure who has that kind of will power, but whatever haha!
Can I make these Copycat Subway White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies without White Chocolate?
Yes, just add substitute the whole measurement of chocolate with nuts. So instead of half a cup of macadamia nuts and half a cup of chocolate chips, just do one whole cups of macadamia nuts!
If you love cookies then please give my Monster Cookies (Gluten Free!) a try next! They are so tasty. Yeah they are gluten free but they are dang good you won't even miss the flour. 😲 Or if you're looking for a holiday cookie Try my Chocolate Pecan Caramel Thumbprint Cookies.
Copycat Subway White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 1 Cup Butter or Margarine
- ¾ Cup White Sugar
- 1¼ Cup Brown Sugar Packed
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 3 Cups All Purpose Flour Spooned and Leveled
- ½ Cup White Chocolate Chips
- ½ Cup Macadamia Nuts Crushed
- If you're using butter melt it in a microwave safe bowl, if you're using margarine then don't bother melting it.
- To a bowl or the bowl of a mixer add the butter, sugars and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Add in the eggs, stir until combined.
- add in the salt, baking powder and baking soda
- Now add in the flour. Do it bit by bit until its all combined.
- Put the nuts in a ziploc bag and smash them with a rolling pin. You can leave them whole but they are huge and I find it makes for a better experience to have the nuts broken into 3-4 pieces rather than a whole one.
- mix in the nuts and chocolate chips.
- Scoop the dough out onto 2 baking sheets that are lined with parchment paper, tinfoil or a silicone mat. They all work great and you don't need to grease any of them.
- Scoop out the cookies into 24 equal sized balls.
- Chill Cookies for 1 hour. This is optional, it helps them not spread out to much during baking! If you don't have time for the chilling then I would bake only 8 cookie per sheet rather than 12 so that they all don't run together.
- Bake in a 350°F oven for 11-13 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown. Let the cookies firm up on the cookie sheet before enjoying with all your friends and family as they tell you what amazing cookies these are.
The History of Subway Restaurants
I love fun facts and history and guess what? Subway has a neat history of their own! Subway was started in the year 1965 by a 17 year old guy named Fred DeLuca in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He opened a submarine sandwich shop as a way to earn money to pay for medical school. Before it was named Subway, the shop was called Pete's Super Submarines. Now there are over 44,000 locations around the world. Cool hey?! Read all about Subway's History here. I couldn't find any history on when they perfected making White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies though. 😛