These 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.

Recipe for Hawaiian Drops Cookies made with chocolate chips, M&Ms, coconut and are to die for!

Adapted from the original recipe in The Great American Cookie Cookbook page 17.

Recipe for Hawaiian Drops Cookies made with chocolate chips, M&Ms, coconut and are to die for!

Hawaiian Drops Cookies

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cups 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 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 coarsely chopped macadamia nuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet(s)
  • Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Combine oats, flour, baking powder, and baking soda and blend into cream mixture.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 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.

Notes

*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.