Saturday, February 06, 2010

Waikiki Cookies

 This evening I was aimlessly looking through my recipe books looking for something new to bake; however I was having some trouble because some recipes are way to time consuming or they take ingredients that I just don't have.Then I remembered I have a cookie recipe tin of old fashion cookies from Debbie Mumm that I got for Christmas last year.Which included categories like Holiday, cookie dough, chippy, fruit and old fashion.Its really cute looking tin for all the recipes and I can add my own recipe to it as well.

Anyways I found a cookie called Waikiki cookies, which are white chocolate and macadamia cookies ;however I do like there title way better.When I looked at this recipe it was very simple to follow and none of the ingredients are bizarre or hard to find in a grocery store.There quite the good looking cookie and I never thought I give a cookie that title before, but I think it deserves it especially the added bonus of how delicious it is.To describe this cookie I would have to say its crunchy around the edges, chewy in the middle and all around taste of white chocolate with macadamia nuts.Try it out yourself there really simple to make and really delicious.

When I followed this recipe I did not use macadamia nuts because I didn't have any at the time so I used peeled almonds and chopped them up.Using almonds in the cookies added a little bit more of a harder crunch then macadamia; however they are just as good being used instead or any other nut. Enjoy!

White Chocolate Almond Cookies ( Adapted From Wakiki Cookies, Old Fashion Cooke  Recipes, Debbie Mumm)

1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup shortening
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup white chocolate, chopped
1 cup almonds, chopped

1. Oven to 375F.

2. Cream brown sugar, shortening, water and vanilla in a lg bowl until well blended.Add eggs; beat well.

3.Sift flour, salt and baking soda in med. bowl.Add to sugar mixture; beat until blended.

4.Stir in chopped white chocolate chunks and peeled/chopped almonds. (Blanching the unpeeled almond will help release their layer).

5. Shape 1 tbsp  balls and place on non stick pan or ungreased cookie sheet.

6.Bake 7 to 9 minutes,until cookies are set,(Don't over bake).
Cool cookies on sheet.Place on wire rack to completely cool.

Tip from me: If you do over bake one of the patches, don't throw them away .When you place all the cookies in a cookie tin add a piece of bread with the cookies preferably white because it has a lot of moisture to it.The bread helps bring moisture to already baked cookies and helps out the over baked ones. However dont leave it in there overnight or to long because the cookies can become moist and fall apart.


  1. What are your baking plans for Valentine's day? It's coming up soon!

  2. I have some,but its a secret for you fellow watchers :P


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