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Sep 18 2009

Coconut-Macadamia Cookie Bars

Published by at 10:49 pm under Cooking at Home,Desserts

Among all of the desserts we’ve made so far, I think the Coconut-Macadamia Cookie Bars has got to be one of the easiest recipes we’ve made. Granted, you just have to have all of the ingredients, but the steps are ridiculously simple. My friend Huong was generous enough to bring me back some macadamia nuts from her trip to Hawaii, and seeing that we had coconut flakes in our cupboard, I thought it would be a great combination for a cookie. Instead of the typical round cookies, we opted to do cookie bars (another time-saving idea). This recipe is courtesy of The Cookie Muncher.

Did you know that macadamia nuts help lower cholesterol? Yeah, me neither.

Did you know that macadamia nuts help lower cholesterol? Yeah, me neither.

Gather 1 cup of coconut flakes and about 4 oz. of the macadamia nuts (coursely chopped).

Gather 1 cup of coconut flakes and about 4 oz. of the macadamia nuts (coursely chopped).

In a bowl, mix together 1 cup of softened butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1 egg. Then stir in 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 tsp of baking soda to make a stiff dough.

In a bowl, mix together 1 cup of softened butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1 egg. Then stir in 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 tsp of baking soda to make a stiff dough.

To that mixture, add the coconut flakes and macadamia nuts. Press the dough in an ungreased rectangular pan and bake in a 375-degree oven for about 25 minutes until golden brown.

To that mixture, add the coconut flakes and macadamia nuts. Press the dough in an ungreased rectangular pan and bake in a 375-degree oven for about 25 minutes until golden brown.

Once it's cooled, cut into squares or small rectangles - up to you on how big or small you want each piece to be.

Once it's cooled, cut into squares or small rectangles - up to you on how big or small you want each piece to be.

We brought these cookies to my friend Sarah's beach party and everyone enjoyed them. To be perfectly honest, neither Daniel nor I ate an entire cookie bar. We were satisfied with the crumbs and the happiness from our friends' faces.

We brought these cookies to my friend Sarah's beach party and everyone enjoyed them. To be perfectly honest, neither Daniel nor I ate an entire cookie bar. We were satisfied with the crumbs and the happiness from our friends' faces.

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Coconut-Macadamia Cookie Bars

27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Coconut-Macadamia Cookie Bars”

  1. Nutmeg Nannyon 19 Sep 2009 at 7:36 pm

    These look great! Luckily I have some macadamia nuts left over from our trip to Hawaii…yum!

  2. cassieon 20 Sep 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Yum! I want some of these! I need to make these!

  3. petite nyonyaon 20 Sep 2009 at 9:51 pm

    These cookie bars look fantastic for tea time! I have a packet of grated coconut in my freezer, but need to get some macadamias though.

  4. Michael / South Bay Foodieson 20 Sep 2009 at 9:59 pm

    OH EM GEE! Those look so tasty! I was hooked from the get-go with that pic of Mauna Loa nuts. Macadamias are some of my fave nuts of all time. I know you will have no problem getting rid of these bars!

  5. Mika Takeuchi/Food Fashionistaon 20 Sep 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Anything w/coconuts & macadamia nuts sounds good to me! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. pegasuslegendon 21 Sep 2009 at 2:52 am

    wow thost look wonderful!

  7. Danielleon 21 Sep 2009 at 3:39 am

    My future hubby would love these!

  8. The Klutzy Cookon 21 Sep 2009 at 4:03 am

    Anything that involves only one bowl and baking is a winner in my books. Macadamia nuts and coconut are an added bonus!

  9. Elcorinon 21 Sep 2009 at 4:21 am

    Super post, Need to mark it on Digg
    Elcorin

  10. Altaon 21 Sep 2009 at 5:55 am

    Yum, these look really good!

  11. Divinaon 21 Sep 2009 at 6:09 am

    I have a sweet tooth and I’m sure I’m going to love these because two of my favorite ingredients are combined together – the macadamia and coconut.

  12. Karenon 21 Sep 2009 at 7:59 am

    I love macadamia nuts. This looks dee-lish-us!

  13. Jessieon 21 Sep 2009 at 10:22 am

    wonderful sweet treat! this looks yuummmmy!

  14. The Duo Disheson 21 Sep 2009 at 10:55 am

    Sounds almost like a blondie. Looks great!

  15. Kristinon 21 Sep 2009 at 12:51 pm

    These look great! Very tropical! Dare I try these and drizzle chocolate on them? :)

  16. Chrison 21 Sep 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Not a huge fan of coconut, but I may give it a try.

  17. HoneyBon 21 Sep 2009 at 5:41 pm

    These would be perfect for me to make for Grumpy to take out with him when he is hunting. Sounds great!

  18. Cookin' Canuckon 21 Sep 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I love these flavors! These really do look fabulous.

  19. Marillyn @ just-making-noiseon 21 Sep 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Sounds fantastic! Love coconuts and macadamias… I gotta make this! Thank you for sharing!

  20. sizzlechefon 22 Sep 2009 at 4:25 am

    Delicious ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

  21. loon 22 Sep 2009 at 6:12 am

    Yeah, you totally got me with the macadamia nuts. I don’t buy them often, but I’m a sucker for their rich, buttery flavor. These bars look awesome.

  22. Cajun Chef Ryanon 22 Sep 2009 at 11:17 am

    Fantastic pair of flavors with the Polynesian flair!

  23. lululuon 22 Sep 2009 at 11:32 pm

    perfect flavours combination!
    they look wonderful!

  24. Andrea@WellnessNoteson 23 Sep 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I haven’t had macadamia nuts in a long time. Love the combo with coconut. The bars look great!

  25. Lauraon 18 Feb 2010 at 8:32 am

    I can’t get the link to the recipe to work and I REALLY want the recipe!

  26. thefoodaddictson 18 Feb 2010 at 11:10 am

    Sorry about that, Laura! The link should work now. Please let us know how the treats turn out!

  27. TomHolmes1945on 09 Nov 2010 at 3:42 am

    They look lovely in the displayed images. I am sure they would taste even more lovely. I would try it soon , the recipe seems easy when you have the ingredients handy. I will get the ingredients soon and would make them for myself. I didn’t have macadamia nuts so far and this would be the first time I am going to try them.

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