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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies with Toasted Coconut

This White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie recipe adds sweetened coconut and toasted coconut for an amazing flavor with a chewy texture!
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies with Toasted Coconut
Behold… a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie that won’t leave you disappointed!
I’ve been avoiding baking this type of cookie for quite some time now, mainly because I’ve never found a recipe that I really love. I thought to myself, what could make these better??? Then came the aha moment. I should add both soft sweetened coconut and toasted coconut! The addition of these ingredients really helped bring these cookies to life along with the extra egg yolk and cornstarch which helped to thicken them up and gave them nice chewy texture.
I also think laziness on my part was key too. Since I didn’t feel like turning on the hot oven yesterday, I tossed the dough into the refrigerator and let it chill overnight. Perhaps it was a stroke of genius? Probably not, but I’d like to think it made some sort of a difference. Anyway, these white chocolate macadamia nut cookies turned out exactly how I wanted them to- they’re a keeper! Enjoy 🙂

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies with Toasted Coconut Recipe

This White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie recipe adds sweetened coconut and toasted coconut for an amazing flavor with a chewy texture!
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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter - room temperature
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup toasted sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts - coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter, sugars and vanilla extract (about 2 minutes until nice and fluffy). Add in egg, mix, then egg yolk, mixing until just combined.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch and salt, whisk to combine. With mixing speed on low, gradually add the dry ingredients, mix until just combined. Remove bowl from stand and fold in coconut, toasted coconut, white chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts. NOW- you can either bake the dough right away, or allow it to chill overnight (which I did).
  • Scoop dough onto prepared sheets using a standard size cookie scoop. Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges become lightly golden brown in color. The centers might still look soft, but that’s ok, you don’t want to overbake these or they’ll be hard! Allow to cool on sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies with Toasted Coconut Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
215
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
32
mg
11
%
Sodium
 
178
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
78
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
18
g
20
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
199
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
31
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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