Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies

J. D.L.S.


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.


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Makes 24 cookies
10 Min
15 Min


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  • 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.

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About Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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