Coconut Macadamia Sugar Cookies – A butter sugar cookie with shredded coconut and macadamia nuts. It’s a shortbread cookie that will remind you of the tropics.
Welcome to our Day 2 of the 12 Days of Cookies.
This cookie was created to remind me of my trip to Kauai back in September where I went on a blogger retreat. While we were there we discovered wonderful places to eat and fun things to do.
I was inspired to make this after I’d had a similar, cookie when we went to Merriman’s for dinner one night.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t quite duplicate that wonderful treat from Merriman’s, but this is a shortbread / sugar cookie I think my grandfather would have liked.
Every year at Christmas he requested that my mother make shortbread for him. It was his favorite.
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- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter chilled
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
- 3/4 cup finely shredded sweetened coconut flakes
- raw sugar for sprinkling
With your hands, combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl until well mixed.
In alternating batches, add the flour, coconut and macadamia nuts, incorporating each fully.
Divide dough in two balls and wrap each in plastic wrap. Flatten each into a disc and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment or a silpat.
Lightly flour a work surface and roll dough to 1/4 to 1/3-in in thickness.
Using cookie cutters (I used a 3-inch circle), cut shapes of dough and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle each cookie with some raw sugar.
Bake for 20 minutes.
I found it easiest to place the macadamia nuts and coconut flakes into the food processor to get them to the fine consistency that I needed.
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