coconut macadamia nut cookies

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By J. D.L.S.
from Mission, TX

I first made these cookies for St. Patrick's Day. Green food coloring was added for fun. This is a family favorite and requested often.

serves Makes 24 cookies
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For coconut macadamia nut cookies

  • 2 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    butter ( cold, salted)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    toasted shredded coconut
  • 1 c
    toasted macadamia nuts, coursely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    pineapple juice concentrate
  • food coloring optional

How To Make coconut macadamia nut cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Mix brown and cane sugars with butter until well blended. Add extracts, eggs and pineapple juice. Beat well.
  • 2
    Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Slowly add it to the butter and sugar mixture. Beat until smooth. Mix in coconut and macadamia nuts.
  • 3
    Scoop onto baking sheet with a spoon and bake from 10-15 minutes until lightly browned on the edges. Remove from baking sheet and place on cooling racks.