coconut-macadamia chocolate chip cookies

July 5, 2012

in Cookies

When a cookie craving struck me last week, I went to the pantry in search of inspiration. I spotted the jar of Artisana Macadamia Butter I recently won in a giveaway from Thyme in Our Kitchen and decided it was time for a taste test! One spoonful transported me back to my first vacation to Maui and my discovery of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, a daily treat throughout the trip.

With that guilty pleasure in mind, I developed these cookies using macadamia butter plus coconut butter for a taste of the islands. The chewy cookies have a nutty richness to them that complements the chocolate chips; enjoy with a glass of milk!

I also want to bring your attention to a bake sale I’m participating in. Hosted by Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts, all proceeds will benefit Colorado Wildfire victims. The sale goes live this weekend but you can preview today. Please consider giving your support by bidding on a delicious treat (I’m donating my brown butter chocolate chip malt cookies!). View the details here. Many thanks!

Coconut-Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp coconut butter
6 Tbsp macadamia butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat coconut butter, macadamia butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/4″ balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 9 to 10 minutes, until tops are cracked and cookies are light blonde. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Yield – 26 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
Calories – 100
Carbs – 13

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1 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts July 5, 2012

Thanks for linking to the bake sale! Hopefully we can raise lots of money!

These cookies look so thick and delicious! I love that you recreated a snack from vacation in cookie form!


2 Charles July 5, 2012

They look adorable – beautiful little bites! Nice idea to use macadamia butter too!


3 Susan July 5, 2012

Yum, Laura! I think I’d eat the whole batch myself! What a great flavor combination.


4 Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } July 5, 2012

Love anything with macadamia’s in them! These cookies look like two bites of wonderfulness. :)


5 Deborah July 5, 2012

Oh my goodness – I need to get my hands on some macadamia butter!!


6 Patty July 5, 2012

I agree with Lisa! Your chocolate chip cookies are some of the prettiest I’ve seen, love the blue background:-) Thanks for sharing your recipe;-)


7 Suzanne July 5, 2012

I bet these cookies are really good. I am participating too in the bake sale, hope it works to earn some money for the fire victims.


8 cassie July 5, 2012

These look so good Laura! My husband loves macadamia nuts!


9 Baker Street July 5, 2012

Coconut and macadamia butter! Mmmm… I think I’m going to try this recipe tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)


10 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 5, 2012

These are so cute! And man, that macadamia butter sounds to die for!


11 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings July 5, 2012

Oh wow, I’m gonna check out Erin’s bake sale. These cookies kinda remind me of Hawaii or somewhere tropical because of the coconuts and macadamia nuts! Hmmm…I wonder if I can substitute the APF with a bit of coconut flour that I have in the pantry?


12 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers July 5, 2012

Yes, it does sound like Hawaii. Being new to baking, one thing I have yet to tackle is cookies. Your combination seems SO good Laura. I think you just inspired me with this one. Thanks!


13 Valerie July 5, 2012

What a tasty, tropical combination for a cookie!! I’ll keep an eye out for some of that macadamia butter…although it might be too dangerous in my hands. :D


14 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 5, 2012

I love these little morsels of goodness, Laura! Macadamia butter sounds heavenly!


15 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef July 5, 2012

These are delicious cookies! I love macadamia nuts and it’s a good thing because they grow really well around here and they aren’t too expensive to buy. I’ve got to make these cookies soon.


16 Nami | Just One Cookbook July 5, 2012

I wasn’t even looking at macadamia nuts for a long time (because I always love almond + chocolate combination). But one time in my life – early 20s – I tried macadamia nut cookies and totally fell in love. I don’t have all the ingredients to make these but really wish that I have some of these cookies right now with my tea while visiting blogs… that would be nice treat! =) Happy Friday Laura!


17 Jennifer | Mother Thyme July 6, 2012

Beautiful cookies! I just love this combination.


18 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction July 6, 2012

This sound amazing! I am going to have to get my hands on some macadamia butter!


19 Liz July 6, 2012

Mmmmm…I love that you’ve used both macadamia nut butter and coconut butter! DELISH!


20 Sommer@A Spicy Perspective July 6, 2012

NICE!! they look so light and tender. :)


21 Katie {Epicurean Mom} July 6, 2012

YUM! I LOVE coconut! I’m actually about to post one, after a blog hiatus! These look almost too good to eat! :)


22 Kate July 6, 2012

These look awesome! Nicely done!


23 Jen @ Savory Simple July 7, 2012

I have to tell you how much I love these photos. I keep seeing them pop up in my pinterest feed and my eyes go straight to them! Just beautiful.


24 Tutti Dolci July 7, 2012

Thanks Jen! :)


25 Sandra's Easy Cooking July 7, 2012

Oh Laura these look so tasty! I love this combination! Great recipe as always!


26 Jenn July 7, 2012

These looks like the perfect little yummy cookies!!


27 Reem | Simply Reem July 7, 2012

HOw adorable and Yum!!
I need to get my hands on some Macadamia butter and then I am good to go!!


28 Magic of Spice July 7, 2012

I am not sure I could stop eating these…how adorable and delicious!


29 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 8, 2012

Some of my favourite things all in the one cookie! And as if chocolate cookies weren’t good enough in themselves adding macadamia and coconut would surely make them irresistible! :)


30 claudia @Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine July 8, 2012

wow these look and sound amazingly delicious!


31 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 10, 2012

these look so perfect! They are like magazine perfect! And made with coconut AND mac nut butter…wow!


32 Roxana Greengirl {A little bit of everything} July 13, 2012

i haven’t see macademia batter so far but i definitely need to look closer. these little bites sound like a perfect Hawaiian treat


33 the wicked noodle July 13, 2012

I’ve never used macadamia butter but it sounds sooo delish! I’m going to keep an eye out so I can try these.

ps. Gorgeous photos, as always!


34 Jenny July 14, 2012

They look adorable, and it sounds like a great combination of flavours!



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