SUBWAY COOKIES baked: recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

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Crispy on the outside and still a little soft on the inside, moist-buttery, caramel-sweet – do you like the so-soft Subway cookies like this too? Then I have good news for you: with only a little effort and so to speak jerk-zuck you can bake these delicious American cookies quite simply yourself.

I'm always a little skeptical when I see the time given in recipes – often there are only a few minutes given and actually I'm standing in the kitchen for hours. Not so with this recipe. I looked at the clock: the baked Subway Cookies are actually ready in only 40 minutes – at least so far that I have pulled them out of the oven and they just have to cool down. The latter was then the biggest challenge … they smell so delicious that I would have loved to try one immediately. The whole thing only took so long because I only put one tray of 6 cookies in the oven at a time, so I baked them in three batches.

Baked Subway Cookies

American Cookies vs. German cookies

American cookies are very different from the traditional butter cookies I bake every year at Christmastime, for example. Their consistency is completely different, they are so wonderfully chewy, the bottom and the edges ideally slightly caramelized. It's no wonder that Subway Cookies are so popular!

However, they are not exactly diet compatible. A lot of butter, a lot of sugar and then ingredients such as chocolate drops, nuts or colorful Smarties are also added. Every single calorie is a treat.

Which kind do you like best?

Should it be the classic – Chocolate Chip Cookies – or rather Double Chocolate? Then there is Chocolate Chip with Rainbow Candy, Raspberry Cheesecake and White Chip Macadamia Nut – a cookie with white chocolate and macadamia nuts. My favorite. And that's why I baked exactly this one.

It all depends on the ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to bake Subway Cookies – but every single one counts.

Ingredients for cookies like Subway

The high proportion of butter and especially the brown sugar provide the typical caramel note for which American cookies are generally known.

The vanilla paste you taste later only very slightly out, it gives the whole thing again a special kick.

Vanilla paste

Unfortunately I didn't get the white chocolate chunks in the supermarket at the moment and I used normal white chocolate as an alternative, which I cut into small pieces. But this was only a stopgap solution. The regular white chocolate melts very quickly in the oven, while the Chokolate Chunks have a better baking strength. In the finished cookies they remain with it also still, while my chocolate was recognizable only suggestive. I want to say: use the white chocolate chunks if possible.

Subway Cookies Ingredients

I also had to search for nuts until I finally found unsalted macadamia nuts in a supermarket. Somewhere I read that you can also use the salted macadamias, but I didn't want to try that out. The nuts can be processed whole and do not have to be chopped into pieces.

Very important with American cookies ..

… is also the baking season. To achieve this typical consistency – chewy – the cookies are namely not completely baked through. Just until they take on a little color at the edges, they remain in the oven. Then they are still quite soft in the middle. But don't worry, after cooling down the cookies are firm. And Chewy.

The trick is: when you take the cookies out of the oven, let them sit on the baking sheet for a while to set. Then you put them on a cake rack for final cooling.

Cookies on cake rack

SUBWAY COOKIES baked: Recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Do you like Subway cookies as much as I do?? You can bake delicious White Chocolate Macademia Cookies with just a little effort! Here is a recipe.



  • 150 grams butter soft
  • 200 grams flour type 405
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 180 grams brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste
  • 1 piece of egg
  • 100 grams of macadamia nuts unsalted
  • 100 grams of White Chocolate Chunks alternatively: chopped white chocolate


First you preheat the oven to 180°C (convection oven) and prepare all the ingredients in the required quantity on the work surface.

Mix the soft butter with the egg, vanilla paste and sugar to a fluffy mixture. Then add flour and baking powder and mix to a thick mixture.

Dough Subway Cookies

Add the macadamia nuts and the white chocolate chunks to the dough (it's quite a tough mixture).

Use a tablespoon to scoop a small portion of dough and shape it into a ball. The total amount should make 14 servings (=14 cookies). The balls melt very much in the oven, so please leave enough space and do not bake more than 6 cookies on one tray.

Raw Subway Cookies

Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should be just slightly colored and still very soft when you take them out of the oven, then they are just right.

Take the cookies out of the oven and bake them for approx. Let rest on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes. They are not really firm yet and have to cool down a bit first. Then put them on a cooling rack and let them cool down – then they become firm and get their chewy consistency.

Place the cookies on a cooling rack

Subway Cookies

Did you succeed in baking the Subway Cookies??

Have you tried this recipe? Did the baked Subway Cookies turn out as you imagined? What kind of cookies did you bake – also the White Chocolate Macadamia?? Or another variety? You might even have created a whole new variety? I welcome suggestions and feedback, feel free to use the comments section below this post to do so.