Talk about a great way to end the day. Well, my daughter has been dating this wonderful guy with one downside...he lived 4 hours away. Yes, I say lived because he recently moved and found a new job so that they can be closer together. What a guy. Here they are just having some fun together!
Now when I say he moved, he moved 4 hours farther from his family and into another state. I think he's a keeper, don't you? Anyway, I thought it would be nice to make (and send) him some cookies so he could come home and have a nice end to his day. Here's the bag of cookies ready for shipping.
Oh, but before I could even ship or make these cookies, I had to decide what cookies to bake. After chatting with my daughter, I discovered that his favorite cookies are white chocolate macadamia nut cookies but that he has a soft spot for the flavor of coconut. So, I went to the kitchen and modified a cookie based on his likes and came up with this......
Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- 1 cup coconut oil, preferably virgin (but butter would work also)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp coconut extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
- Mix the coconut oil and sugar until light and fluffy
- Add eggs, vanilla extract and coconut extract. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and mix well.
- Fold in the white chocolate chip, coconut and macadamia nuts.
- To insure uniformly sized cookies, use a melon baller to measure and drop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Do not crowd your cookies, leave approximately 1 1/2 inches between each cookie.
- Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes until your cookies are lightly golden brown but no longer shiny on top....DO NOT OVERBAKE!
- When you remove the cookies from the oven, allow them to set on the cookie sheet 5-7 minutes before removing them and placing them on a cooling rack.
- This recipe will make approximately 4 dozen cookies.
Here's a plate for you to enjoy!