Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookie

Many, many years ago Sybil Sands made these delicious cookies and I was fortunate enough to enjoy them.  They were so good I just had to have the recipe.

Fast forward 15 years later and I am still making these delicious bites.  Moist on the inside, with a nice crunch from the macadamia nuts, and the different chocolates keep you wanting more.

Sybil was an amazing cook and she inspired me in so many ways.  Sybil lost her battle with cancer this past summer, but her memory of an amazing mom, grandmother and friend will live on.

Make sure your butter is at room temperature.  Cream together the butter and two sugars.

Add in the eggs and vanilla.

Once all the wet ingredients are incorporated mix in the flour, quick cooking oats (they are ground/cut finer, so make sure you use those), flour, baking soda and powder, and salt.

Now add in all of your delicious chocolates.  As you can see I didn’t do a very good job at grating my chocolate bar, but I thought that a few chunks of milk chocolate would be okay.

I also decided to use only 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips.  They were the perfect marriage with the macadamia nuts.

It’s time for the delicious macadamia nuts. You can rough chop them if you don’t want the huge macadamia nut peering out of your cookie.

Once you have dropped the cookie dough onto your baking sheet, smush them down a little bit with your hand.  This will help them spread out a little more evenly.

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Bake for about 9 minutes (remember, not all ovens are created equally…..so if they don’t look nice and golden brown after 9 minutes, watch them carefully for a few more minutes until done).

Pour a big glass of milk, sit down, relax and enjoy these delicious cookies.

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookie
From Sybil Sands~In loving memory of a beautiful woman

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (OR 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips)
1 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar~grated
1 cups macadamia nuts

Pre-heat oven to 350degrees f.  Cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Mix in the baking powder, soda, salt and flour.  Slowly add in the oatmeal.  Once the dry ingredients have been incorporated add in the chocolate chips, grated milk chocolate bar and the macadamia nuts.  This mixture will be very thick.

On an un-greased cookie sheet (I always line my cookie sheets with parchment paper), drop golf ball sized dollops of dough (about 2 tablespoons), and with your hand “smush” the cookie dough down.  Bake for approximately 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.  Makes about 35 cookies.  These freeze well.



  1. Cathy Plastino says:

    Yummmmmeeeeee! My favorite cookie: Thanks to you I am a goddess in my house! My family thanks you!

  2. and it sure is good being a goddess! :))))

  3. WE made these and thet are GREAT, Macadamia nuts turn out to be both of my kids favorite nuts. WOW who knew?

    MY problem is finding the nuts. I live in Holland, MI and until a local drugstore had them on sale, could not find them since my return to Holland in 2003. They had them on sale twice within a month. They are expensive so couldn’t buy as many as I wanted. They also were a smaller size the 2nd time.

  4. My 3 year old and I made these today….yummy! Target has a large container of macadamia nuts on sale for the holiday for $9.99. I made a huge batch of cookies however in a house of 8 ppl. I don’t expect they will last long.

  5. So, this is the first comment I’ve ever posted on a food blog, even though I use them often to find recipes. But this recipe is by far the best cookie recipe I’ve found online and I had to share. I’m not much of a baker but I do try my hand at making one new cookie recipe about once a month, and this is the first recipe that came out absolutely perfect. I didn’t use white chocolate because i think its too sweet and I replaced the hershey bar with a full bag of semi-sweet chips. Also, I used old fashioned oats instead of processed instant to get more texture. Perfect, perfect, yum!

  6. Hi Hannah, thanks for stopping by. So glad you enjoyed these delicious little morsels. Have you tried the monster cookies yet? They are one of my favorites. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

  7. Many thanks for this recipe- I just came upon it from a random google- but was looking for a recipe with all these ingredients. Sybil’s recipe has made it to Australia.

  8. So glad you enjoyed. Sybil was an amazing cook, wish I would have gotten more recipes from her :)

  9. You can get Mac nuts at Costco in Michigan for a great price.

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