Easter Aloha Cookies | Pink Wings
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I don't share a lot of cookie recipes on my blog. I don't know what it is, but they rarely excite me enough to want to share them here. So if I do post a cookie recipe then it means I think it's special. These ones are special for two reasons: 1) the base recipe is hubby's and my favorite--our okaasan's chocolate chip cookies. Minus her secret ingredient of course, which I believe is crack. And 2) I tweaked the recipe ever so slightly and added the holy trinity of ingredients: chocolate, coconut, and macadamia nuts. And aloha cookies were born.

This Sunday is Easter, and though I technically have zero plans so far, I am sooo excited! The trees are starting to blossom here in NorCal, and there is something about walking into a grocery store and being bombarded with a war of pastels that I just so happen to love. Haha. Walmart started carrying these canisters of pastel M&M's® Easter Tri Packs that are shaped to fit perfectly into Easter eggs and they're soooo freaking cute. My sister-in-law who was just in town from DC noticed them on my table, and was squealing and saying they would be perfect as Easter gifts she plans to give to friends/family on her upcoming Japan trip. For me, I used half of my pretty M&M's® for these cookies, and saved the rest for egg-stuffers.

Do you guys have any Easter traditions? You can also find tons of Easter DIYs and recipe ideas here.

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Easter Aloha Cookies
Makes about 2.5 dozen

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup M&M's® Easter Tri Pack

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Beat in the egg, then the vanilla. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until combined. Then mix in the oats, macadamia nuts, shredded coconut and M&M's®.

Use your hands to roll the batter into balls about 1.5 inches. Place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes. 


13 comments

  1. These cookies look so good...perfect for Easter! :)

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  2. Yums! They are so cute and I'm sure they're delicious to boot!! Have a great Easter weekend!

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  3. YUM! I LOVE COCONUT! These sound amazing, and I am definitely going to make these sometime soon! Though, we'll see who will eat them with me. Poor coconut, no one else loves it! heheh We don't really have any grown up Easter traditions. I inherited an antique cast iron lamb shaped cake pan from my parents when they moved to AZ. I have really romantic ideas about baking a lamb shaped cake for Easter... We shall see! XO - Alexandra

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  4. Oh my goodness, these look UNREAL. I love all of the chocolatey chunks in them!

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  5. These cookies look super yummy! We're going to have to try making them over the weekend!

    Paige
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  6. These look SO good and I love the Easter colored M&Ms in there too! They're so festive looking :) Enjoy your Easter!

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  7. Those cookies look wonderful with the pastel colors in them. It's a great idea for Easter desserts!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  8. SO cute!! Perfect for easter :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  9. The cookies look so yummy! I have got to try this!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  10. These are so pretty and so perfect for Easter! You always have the best recipes. :)
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  11. These cookies look delicious.
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  12. I'm very late to the party but a very Happy Easter! :) I hope you had a fabulous one! These cookies look adorable!!!! <3

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  13. How fun!! this recipe looks easy and delicious!!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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