Monday, January 31, 2011

White Chip Island Cookies

1 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 c. white morsels (white chocolate chips)
1 c. flaked coconut, toasted (optional)
3/4 c. chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts

Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, coconut (if using), and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake fore 8-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.