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December 13, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Coconut Macadamia Cookies

Jessie Ray of Lake Leelanau sent along today’s recipe.

Ray had it for years, but she just recently made it for the first time and said it makes a great Christmas cookie, “Very yummy.”

“It is now a favorite and will be made again and again, not only for Christmas but for other occasions,” Jessie writes.

Coconut Macadamia Cookies

½ c. butter or margarine, softened

½ c. sugar

½ c. firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 t. vanilla

1 c. all-purpose flour

½ t. baking powder

½ t. baking soda

½ t. salt

½ c. quick cooking oats, uncooked

½ c. chopped macadamia nuts

2 c. grated coconut, divided

Cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla, mixing well.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.

Stir in oats, nuts and 1 1/3 c. coconut.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets (Jessie uses parchment paper instead). Sprinkle with remaining 2/3 c. coconut.

Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yields 4 dozen.

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