Saturday, January 22, 2011

Macadamia Nut Cookies

In December, my good friend Jodi went to Hawaii for a holiday and sent me a really nice box of Hawaiian goodies. It included all kinds of macadamia nut products, including a couple of bags of Mauna Loa dry roasted macadamias with sea salt. Oh my God - yum! I love these! They are not too salty, which is great, and as such they make a great addition to baking, adding just a touch of saltiness to the sweetness of cookies. I have made two batches of cookies - so far! I have almost a full bag of nuts left, too, so there should be more on the way!

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely shopped macadamia nuts

Bake at 350F.

Oatmeal Coconut Macadamia Butterscotch Chip Cookies

2 cup butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups quick oats
1 3/4 cups butterscotch chips
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts

Bake at 350F.

Both cookies were awesome!


DEZMOND said...

I've never tried macadamia but sounds great, I love nuts. And I loooooove coconut in any kind of cookie or cake :)
I've made kiwi cake today, you'll probably see it at Facebook sometime soon :)

Wandering Coyote said...

Looking forward to it, Dez!

Jodi said...

How much macadamia nuts goes into the coconut ones? Can't wait to try these out!

Wandering Coyote said...

Jodi: Ah! Thanks for catching that one! I'll update the recipe ASAP, but I used a cup.


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