The recipe called for 1 1/2 cups flour. I used 1 cup white flour, about 1/4 whole wheat and about 1/2 cup quick oats. I think that probably improved things. Also I substituted walnuts for the macadamia nuts since I had walnuts on hand.
They were yummy.
Later, I was curious as to how much cocoa butter was in the chips. I read the ingredients. None! Now, I know I read the ingredients when I bought them. I had forgotten they were white chips, not white chocolate chips. It is easy to be thrown off. The bag said "Ghirardelli Chocolate White Baking Chips." The "Chocolate" is part of the company name, not the product name. They are basically a grease and milk product. Some are made with hydrogenated fat. The Ghirardelli chips are made with palm kernel oil. That makes them natural. I think the verdict is probably still out on whether palm kernel is as bad for you as hydrogenated fats, but I like to think natural is good (even if it isn't).
I was glad I finally baked something. It made me feel like a good cookie.