When I first saw the recipe for these cookies, I knew I had to customize them to my liking. They looked like they would be really good cookies, minus the coconut of course. Since I already made some cookies for the husband, I decided to make these without the coconut so I could enjoy them even if I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal cookies.
Adapted from the original recipe in The Great American Cookie Cookbook page 17.
Hawaiian Drops Cookies
- 3/4 cups butter or margarine 1-1/2 sticks softened
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats uncooked
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 3/4 cups "M&M's" Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
- 1 cup Chocolate Chip Mini's
- 1 cup Macadamia nuts Coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet(s)
Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
3/4 cups butter or margarine, 3/4 cups granulated sugar, 3/4 cup light brown sugar
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine oats, flour, baking powder, and baking soda and blend into cream mixture.
2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda
Stir in remaining ingredients.
1 3/4 cups "M&M's" Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, 1 cup Chocolate Chip Mini's, 1 cup Macadamia nuts
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cooking sheet(s).
Bake 13-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet(s) and then move to wire racks to completely cool.
*Original recipe calls for 1 cup shredded coconut (to be added when chocolate chips, M&M's, and nuts are added). Original recipe does not call for 1 cup of Chocolate Chip Mini's. Store in a tightly covered container.
one of the things I like most about these cookies is that you can make them your own. I added in the mini chocolate chips and took away the coconut because that’s how I wanted them. However, you can make them as originally intended or even take out the macadamia nuts if you want.