White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies

white-chocolate4 WHITE CHOCOLATE COCONUT MACADAMIA NUT COOKIES

As the weather turns cold, I turn from grilling outdoors, making simple meals and light cooking. I crank up the oven, pull up my sleeves and get my baking mojo on. One of my favorite things to do is bake cookies. Each year it’s a new challenge to come up with that special cookie everyone will enjoy. As I was flipping through my cookbooks and searching the web I came across the Betty Crocker White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie; the perfect cookie to riff off of.  … 

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25 days of Christmas Cookies: Day 23 – Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls

There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.  ~Linda Grayson, “The Pickwick Papers”

We had one of our several Christmas dinners last night with the family. This year I prepared the dinner and asked everyone else to bring dessert. My husband’s oldest daughter brought Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls after hearing that her father had never had the pleasure of tasting a cake ball.  They were delicious, and the recipe is so simple and easy, I had to feature them in today’s post for a last minute quick treat to throw together for Christmas.

 25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 23 – Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 23 - Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls

Day 22 – No-Bake Paleo Almond Joy Bites

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 22 - No-Bake Paleo Almond Joy Bites

Day 21 – Popcorn Snowmen

25 Days of Christmas Cookies:Day 21 - Popcorn Snowmen

 Day 20 –Gluten Free Almond and Pecan Sandies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 20 - Gluten Free Almond and Pecan Sandies

Day 19 – Flourless German Chocolate Cake Cookies

  25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 19- Flourless German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Day 18 – Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 18 - Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Day 17 – Snickerdoodle Bars

25 Day of Christmas Cookies: Day 17 - Snickerdoodle Bars

Day 16 – Melting Moments

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 16 - Melting Moments

Day 15 – Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 15 - Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

Day 14 – Big Soft Ginger Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 14 - Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 13 - White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

Day 12 – Peanut Butter Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 - Peanut-Butter-Cookies

Day 11 – Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 - Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

Day 10 – Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 10- Coconut Macaroons Dipped In Chocolate

Day 9 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 - Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

Day 8 – Florentines

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 - Florentines

 Day 7 – Chai Gingerbread Men

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 - Chai Ginger Bread Men

Day 6 – Peppermint Stick Cookies

Candy-Cane-cookies

Day 5 – Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 - Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time.  Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn't get much better than that.

Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 4 - Lemon Cardamom Wreaths. I love the simplicity of flavors in this cookie. The cardamom and lemon play well together, giving a wonderful citrus flavor in every bite, and every time I open the container of cookies, the spicy fragrant aroma greets me with the certainty of Christmas.

Day 3 –  Black and White Peppermint Bars 

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 3 - Black and White Peppermint Bars. Day 2 –Iced Ginger Stars

 Iced Ginger Stars are crisp and gingery, with just a touch of sweetness. They make the perfect dunking cookie and can be used for edible Christmas ornaments.  Day 1 –Russian Rocks

Russian Rocks

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25 days of Christmas Cookies: Day 18 – Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age. ~Terri Guillemets

My husbands favorite cookie is a black and white shortbread he buys at Costco every so often as a special treat. So, his request for one of my 25 Days of Christmas Cookies post was to duplicate these beautiful and tasty gems. The recipe I chose  was from Ina Garten and the Food Network. 

I adapted the recipe just a bit by exchanging the vanilla extract for Frangelico (a hazelnut Liquor), that adds a subtle hazelnut flavor to the cookie.

Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies are buttery and flaky with just a touch of sweetness. A dark bittersweet chocolate adds the perfect finishing touch .  

25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 18 – Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 18 - Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Day 17 – Snickerdoodle Bars

25 Day of Christmas Cookies: Day 17 - Snickerdoodle Bars

Day 16 – Melting Moments

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 16 - Melting Moments

Day 15 – Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 15 - Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

Day 14 – Big Soft Ginger Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 14 - Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 13 - White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

Day 12 – Peanut Butter Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 - Peanut-Butter-Cookies

Day 11 – Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 - Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

Day 10 – Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 10- Coconut Macaroons Dipped In Chocolate

Day 9 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 - Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

Day 8 – Florentines

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 - Florentines

 Day 7 – Chai Gingerbread Men

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 - Chai Ginger Bread Men

Day 6 – Peppermint Stick Cookies

Candy-Cane-cookies

Day 5 – Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 - Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time. Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn't get much better than that.

Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 4 - Lemon Cardamom Wreaths. I love the simplicity of flavors in this cookie. The cardamom and lemon play well together, giving a wonderful citrus flavor in every bite, and every time I open the container of cookies, the spicy fragrant aroma greets me with the certainty of Christmas.

Day 3 –  Black and White Peppermint Bars 

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 3 - Black and White Peppermint Bars. Day 2 –Iced Ginger Stars

 Iced Ginger Stars are crisp and gingery, with just a touch of sweetness. They make the perfect dunking cookie and can be used for edible Christmas ornaments.  Day 1 –Russian Rocks

Russian Rocks

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25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.  ~Harlan Miller

Today marks the halfway point of 25 Days of Christmas Cookies. The intention, when I first came up with the idea of Holiday Cookies, was simply to introduce others to my blog site by enticing them with a plethora of delicious cookie recipes. The exposure has been wonderful, but I have found that something greater has occurred in the process. In actively engaging with others, hearing their stories, and baking favorites, I have found a Christmas spirit I haven’t experienced for quite some time. Perhaps it is not the expensive store bought gifts that are given with little thought that is important, but time spent in engaging, hearing and giving of one’s time and talent that  makes the difference after all.

White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies feature delicious coconut crunch cookies with a luscious white chocolate sandwiched in between. Absolutely lip-smacking delicious.

25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 13 - White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

Day 12 – Peanut Butter Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 - Peanut-Butter-Cookies

Day 11 – Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 - Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

Day 10 – Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 10- Coconut Macaroons Dipped In Chocolate

Day 9 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 - Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

Day 8 – Florentines

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 - Florentines

 Day 7 – Chai Gingerbread Men

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 - Chai Ginger Bread Men

Day 6 – Peppermint Stick Cookies

Candy-Cane-cookies

Day 5 – Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 - Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time. Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn't get much better than that.

Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 4 - Lemon Cardamom Wreaths. I love the simplicity of flavors in this cookie. The cardamom and lemon play well together, giving a wonderful citrus flavor in every bite, and every time I open the container of cookies, the spicy fragrant aroma greets me with the certainty of Christmas.

Day 3 –  Black and White Peppermint Bars 

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 3 - Black and White Peppermint Bars. Day 2 –Iced Ginger Stars

 Iced Ginger Stars are crisp and gingery, with just a touch of sweetness. They make the perfect dunking cookie and can be used for edible Christmas ornaments.  Day 1 –Russian Rocks

Russian Rocks

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