Prep 10 mins
Cook 14 mins
These are heavenly cookies. This recipe is supposed to be a copycat of Great American Cookies. And believe me....it is very close!!
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup coconut flakes, finely minced
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces solid white baking chocolate, cut into chunks
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
- Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on high speed. Add the coconut, egg, milk, and vanilla; mix well.
- In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until dough forms. Mix in the white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
- Preheat the oven to 300 F while you let the dough rest for 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Measure out about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the dough and form a ball. Drop each ball of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart and bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Do not overbake! Cookies should come out of the oven appearing slightly browned, yet undercooked.
- When cooled, the cookies will be soft and chewy.
My go-to recipe. By far my favorite. I usually omit the coconut per my husband, and use chopped walnuts since macadamias are so expensive. Aside from that this is my favorite cookie recipe. Thanks!
Love these cookies! I did not use the coconut flakes (personal preference). Believe it or not, I had to use a combination of milk and sour cream to fulfill the measly 1 TBS of milk!!! LOL...must have been a crazy cereal morning for the kids! But I was loaded in the white chocolate department and tried to make up for my shortcomings by adding 2 more oz. - not a wise decision on my part, because it was overkill. I never thought you could have too much white chocolate, but I was a bit too zealous (although my kids disagree!). Overall, very simple to make and was delicious. Now only if I had a glass of milk to go with my cookies!! Thank you!
Turned out perfectly! I did not use the coconut because the people I made these for are not coconut fans, but other than that I recommend following this recipe exactly as written! Do not skip on the refrigeration part, or your cookies won't end up as chewy. I made this mistake with my first couple batches, but it was easily fixed, as we were making double the recipe anyway! Thanks for posting, its a keeper!