Coconut Macadamia Cookies

From Ironic Chefs

Adapted from Recipezaar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, well packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 5 oz macadamia nuts, plus 15-20 more for topping (optional)

Directions

Cream together the butter and sugars. Mix in the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla. Stir the baking soda into the flour and then mix into the butter/sugar/egg mixture. Mix in the coconut and coarsely chopped macadamia nuts. Spoon onto cookie sheet, allowing 2 inches of separation for expansion. Bake at 360˚ for about 9 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to rest for one minute before removing to cooling racks. Press a piece of macadamia (1/3 or 1/4 of a nut, corner down) into the center of each cookie while they are still warm.

Makes about 55.