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Macadamia Nut Cookies

Today I'm sharing with you the recipe for my most favorite cookie ever.  My brother-in-law's parents make the best Macadamia Nut cookies I've had.  They lived in Hawaii for many years, so they had easy access to macadamia nuts.  This is an original recipe created by LaVar Krantz. 

This is one of the few recipes that I don't substitute some of the butter with applesauce.  I make them with white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet, but either way is delicious.  I just need to go back to Hawaii to replenish my macadamia nut supply.



Macadamia Nut Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
printable recipe

recipe created by LaVar Krantz (shared with his permission)
Yield: about 40 cookies
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt if using salted nuts, 3/4 tsp. if using unsalted nuts
  • 2 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1 c. chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 1/4 c. chocolate chips (I like white chocolate chips)

Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla and beat until creamy and fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients in the larger bowl.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips, macadamia nuts and coconut by hand with a large spoon.
  4. Drop by teaspoon (or cookie scoop) onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 for regular oven and about 330 for convection oven. Bake for about 8 minutes and then turn cookie sheet in oven and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.     
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