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Dark Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipe

We’ve been searching for the best recipes to pair with gelato to give you fun and delicious experiences at home. This week, we paired up with The Chubby Italian to bring you this new recipe! Dark Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies paired with a scoop of gelato will leave you wanting more.

The Best Cookie Recipe to pair with Orange Vanilla Cream Gelato

You’re just a couple steps away from heaven!


  • 2 sticks salted butter
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts (coarsely chopped)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Make the brown butter: In a medium skillet, melt ½ cup of the butter over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until browned. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the browned butter cool slightly. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and stick in the freezer to cool off completely (15 minutes).

Step 3

Make the dough: In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the browned butter, the remaining ½ cup of butter, the brown sugar, and the granulated sugar until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and beat until combined. Fold in the dark chocolate chips and nuts.

Step 4

Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown on the edges

Step 5

Top with GIO’s Orange Vanilla Cream gelato!

Gelato Sandwiches

For extra fun, assemble your cookies and gelato into a sandwich!

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