Friday, November 14, 2008

Hawaiian macadamia coconut cookies

Hawaiian macadamia coconut cookies

“Oh, no. Walnut cake. Why does he always ask for walnut cakes??” :(

That used to be little Patricia complaining about her uncle’s birthday cakes always being walnut flavored cakes. And little Patricia did not like walnuts. In fact, little Patricia thought that walnuts tasted weird.
But little Patricia has become a big girl – she’s 30 now! – and has learned to love not only walnuts, but all things nuts. And the buttery, delicious macadamias are now one of her favorite ingredients, not to mention they are wonderful paired with coconut.

Patricia has become such a centered, responsible adult that she has made everyone eat oats disguised as cookies. Again! :)

Hawaiian macadamia coconut cookies

Hawaiian macadamia coconut cookies
from here

1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
¾ cup (132g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
grated zest of 1 large orange
1 ½ cups (210g) all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cups (145g) rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup (68g) sweetened desiccated coconut
¾ cup (100g) macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF; line 2 large baking sheets with baking paper.

In a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars. Add egg and beat well. Add orange rind and beat well.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Beat into creamed mixture. Stir in coconut and macadamia nuts.

Make balls with 1 tablespoon full of dough – it’s soft, so don’t roll it too much - and place them on the sheet, about 5cm (2in) apart. Press down the tops with a lightly floured fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden – mine took 18 minutes for that.

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from sheet. Cool on wire racks.

Makes about 3 dozen – I got 38


Vera said...

Patricia, these are lovely! And you presented them beautifully!

The Food Librarian said...

These looks so delicious. I have some mac nuts and can't wait to make this recipe!

Katie said...

These have been marked on the to do list. They look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cookies ! I'm fan of nuts, as you know and specially macadamia...

sunita said...

patricia, I love those cookies... adore oats and nuts in'l Patricia has indeed grown up to be quite sensible indeed;-)

RecipeGirl said...

So pretty! And if you add some white chocolate chunks- they will likely taste like those yummy cookies that Mrs. Field's used to carry!

Elle said...

OK, I'll eat oatmeal...especially this ways...yummy!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Aren't these just the most precious little bundles all tied up? I love them, Patricia!

Katie said...

Yum! I'll go for anything with macadamia nuts.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I bet these taste so delicious! I love anything with macadamia nuts in them!

Anonymous said...

I have a huge can a macadamia's and this sounds like the perfect recipe to break them out on! Yum and so cute!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome treat. I'm definitely going to try this. I miss Hawaii!

Manggy said...

Yay! The cookie monster is back! (Which reminds me... Maybe it's time I make my own cookies-- almost Christmas!) You're indeed a grown-up now-- but I think kids of all ages will love these!

Actually, my nephew is pretty terrible-- he finishes boxes of those Mauna Loa chocolate-coated macadamia nuts. Bad little boy!

Anonymous said...

How nice! do you get mac nuts easily in Brazil?? because I couldn't find any of those in Buenos Aires yet... =(

Eva said...

Congrats, Patricia, and welcome to the club..;-) Your cookies look awesome!

Dawn0fTime said...

I can't wait to make these!

CookiePie said...

Those look delicious! And I love the ribbon!

Half Baked said...

Beautiful photos! These cookies sound great.

Anonymous said...

Macadamia nuts are simply food of the gods... The cookies look wonderful!

Snooky doodle said...

hmm i love macadamia and i love coconut. these look so nice and delicious. It s a must try recipe. Bookmarked !! :)

Peabody said...

It's amazing how our tastebuds change as well get older.
Cookies look good, can you send me a dozen please.

Dragon said...

So pretty! I don't think 3 dozen is enough.

ChichaJo said...

They look adorable with the ribbon!

Unknown said...

lovely cookies, Pat. I love macadamia!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Vera, thank you!

Food Librarian, I hope you like them!

Katie, let me know your thoughts about them, please.

Vanille, nuts are the best!

Sunita, big Patricia should know better! :)

RecipeGirl, I love the idea of adding white chocolate!

Elle, I'll eat oats anyway, but this way is better. :)

Susan, thank you, my dear!

Katie, me too! :)

Melody, macadamias are delicious!

Cathy, I hope you like them!

Joy, you should try them!

Mark, I'm a Cookie Monster and will be it forever! :D
And macs covered in chocolate? I could be some competition to your nephew. :)

Silvia, I don't get them easily, but I do.
That's a shame, darling!

Eva, thank you!

Dawn, tks for stopping by!

CookiePie, thank you for visiting!

Half Baked, thank you!

Candace, they are insanely buttery and so good!

Snooky Doodle, they are great together, don't you think?

Pea, I wish I could share these with you!

Dragon, I think you are right. ;)

Joey, I love that ribbon! :)

Arfi, thank you, sweetie! I love macadamias, too!

Deborah said...

I used to be a nut hater, too, but now I love them. Especially macadamias - these cookies look great!

Anonymous said...

these cookies look so lovely! i'd love to have a few and dunk them in a glass of milk. yummy.

Angela said...

very pretty cookies :)

lms659 said...

Well as good as they look and taste good I am wondering if it should be baking soda and not powder mine just came out flatter than a pancake :) any ideas will be good

kamwest said...

I made these today, but my cookies came out flat, what did I do wrong?

Patricia Scarpin said...

I'm not sure - it could be your oven temperature, of the temperature of the ingredients.

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