Tropical Chunk Cookies
Author: Nikki
  • 12 oz. white chocolate chips, divided
  • ½ teaspoon shortening or oil
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips with ½ teaspoon shortening in a small microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring between each increment until chocolate is melted. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Stir in melted chocolate until smooth and well blended.
  4. Gradually add flour, baking soda, salt and mix until well combined.
  5. Add in coconut and macadamia nuts and remaining chocolate chips and mix until evenly mixed in.
  6. Roll into 1 inch balls and gently press down a bit and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 9-11 minutes at 375 degrees F.
  8. Let cookies cool.
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