Paradise Cookies

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

Soft buttery cookies, filled with pineapple, macadamia nuts and coconut.

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  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy.
  3. Add drained pineapple and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low; add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed.
  5. By hand, stir in nuts and 1/4 cup of the coconut.
  6. Place remaining coconut in a small bowl.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; dip tops in coconut and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake 12-15 minutes or until set. Let cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.
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5 5

These cookies were excellent SusieQusie. We enjoyed them very much. They were soft, moist, chewy and had a delicious flavor. I didn't use the macadamian nuts as my dh is allergic to nuts. I can't wait to try them again, this time with the nuts, just for me. Thanks so much for sharing.

4 5

These were delicious. I left out the macadamia nuts, because I forgot to buy them. Since its only me, I just cooked a few of them, and froze the rest of the dough in balls. (They freeze & cookie excellently) I mixed by hand, and found the dough to be extremely sticky. I had to cover it in coconut to manage to make it into balls. I'm not sure if I did something wrong and thats why. But they were delicious anyway!!!

4 5

Very good cookie! Not as sweet as I thought, which is great! The dough was too moist for me to roll into balls and dip into the coconut, so I spooned the dough onto the pan, and placed pinches of coconut on top! Thanks for the great recipie!!