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Hawaiian Cookies

February 18, 2015

I asked Kevin recently to make these cookies so I could take them to work with me and share with the wonderful adults I work with in my adult literacy class.  I thought they might enjoy a cookie or two with their cup of coffee.  When I first tasted one of the cookies, the sweet bite of coconut and the soft crunch of nuts brought back memories of the time when Kevin was undergoing chemotherapy and our family friend, Keith Baggett, would bring him a bag full of goodies which included Kevin’s favorite, Hawaiian cookies.  (See inspirational story about Kevin and Keith under “Inspirational Stories.” Thanks to Kevin and Tabitha Randolph, our friend who does respite with Kevin, for making these cookies.  They were much appreciated!  The recipe is off the bag of Nestle white morsels.  ~Renee Wilson

1 2/3 c. all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 c. packed brown sugar

1/3. c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 large egg

2 c. (12 oz. pkg) Nestle Toll House Premier White Morsels

1 c. flaked coconut

3/4 c. walnuts or macadamia nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.  Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in large mixer bowl until creamy.  Beat in egg.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in morsels, coconut, and nuts.  Drop by the rounded tablespoon onto greased baking sheets.

Bake for 8-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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