White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies.
Last weekend we went to a Hawaiian Lua Party and Pig Roast.
Hubby “signed me up” to bring a dessert.
I had fun searching for a new cookie creation that could tie into the theme.
I found a recipe at Delightfulemade that included coconut and macadamia nuts that I slightly adapted.
Not only did they suit the theme, they were DELISH!
Not wanting to go to the grocery store, I needed to improvise on white chocolate chips. I happened to have some White Chocolate Cupcake Hershey’s Kisses left over from something, so I chopped them up for the white chocolate chips. YUM!!!
Next time I make these, I might try toasting the coconut first to step it up even one more notch. (Let me know if you make and try toasting the coconut first!)
I know coconut is one of those things people typically LOVE or HATE.
Haters can hate, but lovers…. you’re gonna wanna make!
Here is the recipe:
White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
- 2 8-oz. blocks cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp coconut extract
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 5 cups flour
- 2 1/2 – 3 cups chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
- 2 cups sweetened, flaked coconut
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
Cream butter and cream cheese with electric mixer. Add sugars, and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and coconut extract mixing until combined.
Add salt and baking soda, followed by flour, mixing until combined. Add white chocolate, coconut and macadamia nuts to the batter, and mix until incorporated.
Chill dough for several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Make golfball-sized balls of cookie dough. Place on baking stone or cookie sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven when beginning to turn golden brown. Press down on each cookie lightly to flatten. Cool for 10 minutes on baking stone before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
Cheers & Hugs,
P.S. I am nuts about this adorable kitchen sign my DIL made for our McKinneyX2designs shop! Such a sweet gift for the bakers in your life!