Coconut Macadamia Cookies

You all know how much I LOVE my cookies. I think part of my love for cookies, cookies of all kinds, comes from when I was a little girl, and the very happy, fond memories I have of my friend’s mother making cookies for us everyday. My friend Kathy and I have literally known each other our whole entire lives, and we are exactly 1 year apart. We grew up next door to each other and were raised as sisters. Her house was my second home while growing up, and everyday, her mom, Mrs. Nash, was baking cookies. The house always smelled so fragrant and delicious. We always had fresh, homemade cookies for a snack and/or treat. I still love my cookies to this day. Cookies will ALWAYS, hands down, be my favorite dessert.

I make a lot of cookies too. I don’t bake them everyday, but I do bake a lot, especially for my weekly coffee cart. Today’s cookies, and some of this week’s cookies are a batch of tropical coconut macadamia cookies.

Once again, I was very pleasantly surprised and the recipe actually made the amount it said it would. This rarely happens. But this recipe made 5 1/2 dozen cookies, just like it said it would. AMAZING!

Coconut Macadamia Cookies

1 cup or 2 sticks of softened butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups old fashions oats

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups flaked coconut

1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Preheat the oven to 350*F or 190*C.

Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Chop the macadamia nuts and set aside.

Combine all the dry ingredients together and set aside.

Mix the butter and sugars together until creamy, then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing in between. Add the vanilla and 1/2 the flour mixture and mix. Then repeat until everything is mixed together.

Fold in both the chopped macadamia nuts and coconut.

Take about 1 TBSP of dough and roll into a ball with your hands and place on the lined baking sheets. Lightly press the dough to flatten it out.

Bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until they are set and are slightly golden around the edges.

Allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the pan, then gobble them up and enjoy these tropical sensations. Make sure to share them with fiends too. In fact, the more you share, the more friends you will probably make. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day and make everyday great. Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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