Homemade coconut macadamia nut cookies feature golden crisp edges, ultra soft centers, flecks of coconut, and chunks of big buttery macadamia nuts. Add a drizzle of sweet white chocolate for a delicious finishing touch. Blondies are the new brownie, and adding a few extra-special ingredients makes them better than ever.
White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies with Toasted Coconut
- 1 ¼ cups Shredded sweetened coconut, divided
- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- ½ tsp. Table salt
- 1 ½ Sticks unsalted butter, softened (12 Tbsp.)
- 1 ½ cups Packed brown sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 Jar dry-roasted macadamia nuts, chopped (3 oz.), divided
- 1 cup Chopped white bar chocolate, divided
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over sides of pan in both directions to make “handles.” Coat foil with butter and flour.
- Spread ½ cup coconut on a baking sheet and bake until golden, stirring occasionally, 8–12 minutes.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Cream butter and brown sugar in a separate bowl with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; blend until light in color, 1–2 minutes.
- Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and blend just until combined.
- Stir in ¼ cup macadamia nuts, ½ cup white chocolate, and toasted coconut; spread into prepared pan. Top batter with remaining ¾ cup coconut and remaining nuts. Bake blondies until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let blondies cool completely in pan.
- Melt remaining ½ cup white chocolate in the microwave in a resealable plastic bag, about 1 minute. Cut tip off one corner of bag; drizzle white chocolate over bars. Once chocolate has set, remove blondies from pan, discard foil, and cut into 24 bars.
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories214
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 7g 35%
- Cholesterol 35mg 12%
- Sodium 103mg 5%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Protein 2g 4%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.