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Trader Joes was advertising coffee cookies with macadamia nuts, coconut, and chocolate chips. This really excited me, so here is the result:


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee crystals (I use decaf)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBS egg replacer mixed with 2 TBS warm water
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (or sub this and the above line with 2 eggs)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 cup gf flour (sorghum, millet, bean, amaranth, … )
  • 1 cup starch (mix tapioca/arrowroot/corn/potato – pick one or two)
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • macadamia nuts to taste

Preheat oven to 375.

Cream shortening and sugars. Add coffee, vanilla, and egg substitutes. Mix well.

Mix other dry ingredients (salt through starch) in a medium bowl. Add slowly to sugar mixture until fully incorperated.

Add coconut & chocolate chips and mix until just combined.

Line cookie sheets with parchment or silpat. Use a cookie scoop (or a spoon) to scoop onto cookie sheets – walnut size lumps are good. DO NOT PRESS DOWN. Add 2-3 macadamia pieces per cookie if using macadamias.

Bake at 375 for 10 min. Take out of oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 min and then let cool on cookie rack.

Eat ‘em up, yum! hawaii cookies

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