Royale CookiesBottger Mansion of Old Town B&B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Makes about 2 dozen1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (8 oz.)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (softened) (4 oz.)
1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed) (4 oz.)
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flaked coconut *
4 oz chocolate chips **
3/4 cup raw unsalted macadamia nuts (toasted, then coarsely chopped) ***
Heat oven to 375. In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, combine the butter, sugars, and vanilla extract. Beat at high speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy (1-2 minutes). Add in the egg, beat until well mixed. Reduce the speed to low, gradually adding in flour mixture. Beat well after each addition (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. Using a #40 scoop, drop the dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 14 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Let cookies cool for 2 minutes before removing to cool on rack.
* Initially I tried toasting the coconut, but it results in less flavor in the finished cookies. Putting in the coconut without toasting it provides more coconut flavor and keeps the cookies moister.
** You can have too much chocolate—take it easy on the chocolate chips, or these will just taste like chocolate chip cookies.
*** Do not use roasted or salted macadamia nuts. Look for raw nuts in the bulk food section. Lightly toast them yourself and then chop them coarsely. Using a nut chopper crushes them too fine.
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historic bed & breakfast
110 San Felipe Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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