This is a great chocolate chip cookie with Macadamia nuts and coconut besides the chocolate chips - my family loves them!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips, coconut and macadamia nuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy! - they will be chewy. If you like them crispy, increase the cooking time to about 12 minutes. (My mom loves them burnt!)

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 27.6g 9% DV; fat 14.1g 22% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 114.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2003
Absolutely DELISH!! I would put in a few more macadamias next time....if I could get them in the cookies instead of my mouth! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2011
What a shame that because of one important flaw at least for me I feel I must rate this recipe two stars less than I d really like to. Some reviewers remarked that the cookie spread too much that it turned out flat and greasy. My experience was the same. One review suggests if butter rather than shortening were used this wouldn t be an issue. Actually the opposite is true. While butter contributes exceptional flavor it does have the tendency to make a cookie flatter. This is because butter has a lower melting point than shortening as well as water so it melts quickly and spreads the cookie as it bakes. In my case I used half butter half shortening and then refrigerated the dough for a good hour to firm that butter up but it didn t work this time. So I did a little investigating and quickly learned that too much fat wasn t the problem it was too little flour. If you like the sort of cookies sold at shopping malls like Mrs. Fields that are flatter greasier and sort of bendable then you d like these. If not and you want them drier chewier and thicker then add 1-1/2 c. of flour to this recipe! Yes that s significant! The taste of these cookies with the chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate) macadamia nuts and coconut coupled with the buttery flavor using half butter half shortening gives these cookies a flavor that is just out of this world. With 1-1/2 cups more flour or c. for the half recipe I made this would be the perfect cookie. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2011
What a shame that because of one important flaw at least for me I feel I must rate this recipe two stars less than I d really like to. Some reviewers remarked that the cookie spread too much that it turned out flat and greasy. My experience was the same. One review suggests if butter rather than shortening were used this wouldn t be an issue. Actually the opposite is true. While butter contributes exceptional flavor it does have the tendency to make a cookie flatter. This is because butter has a lower melting point than shortening as well as water so it melts quickly and spreads the cookie as it bakes. In my case I used half butter half shortening and then refrigerated the dough for a good hour to firm that butter up but it didn t work this time. So I did a little investigating and quickly learned that too much fat wasn t the problem it was too little flour. If you like the sort of cookies sold at shopping malls like Mrs. Fields that are flatter greasier and sort of bendable then you d like these. If not and you want them drier chewier and thicker then add 1-1/2 c. of flour to this recipe! Yes that s significant! The taste of these cookies with the chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate) macadamia nuts and coconut coupled with the buttery flavor using half butter half shortening gives these cookies a flavor that is just out of this world. With 1-1/2 cups more flour or c. for the half recipe I made this would be the perfect cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2003
Absolutely DELISH!! I would put in a few more macadamias next time....if I could get them in the cookies instead of my mouth! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
i jus followed the instructions and my cookies were really good. big hit so many people asking for my recipe now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2008
These WERE great. try them with peanut M&Ms- THERE GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
Delicious! I used butter instead of shortening and they were great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2010
My cookies spread too much and were kind of flat - - I didn't add enough flour perhaps - but it is a delicious cookie. I made some of them with white chocolate chunks instead and my husband and I agreed that the taste of the macadamias came through better. We thought the chocolate chips overpowered the subtle flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
For this recipe I followed exactly except I didn't have any butter or shortening so I used Real Mayonaise. It came out DELICIOUS AND MOIST!! YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
These went over great with the soccer team and the coach! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2004
A good cookie but I would probably omit the coconut next time and add raisins instead. I'm not a big coconut fan to begin with. Also- the batter became very greasy since butter flavored shortening was used. This wouldn't happen if butter was used. I used walnuts instead of macadamia nuts (didn't have any..and I prefer walnuts). A very good cookie but I have other recipes I like just as much. Read More
(4)
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