Quentin Bacon
Total Time
45 Mins
Makes about 42 cookies

These rich drop cookies taste like chocolate-covered macadamia nut candies. Take care not to overbake the tasty treats; their centers should remain soft and chewy.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (bottom of bowl should not touch water), stir chopped chocolate and butter often until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from over water and let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

Step 2

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add chocolate mixture and beat until well blended. Stir in flour and baking powder, then beat just until moistened. Stir in macadamia nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut.

Step 3

Drop dough in 1-tablespoon portions, about 2 inches apart, onto buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake cookies in a 350° oven just until firm on the edges but still soft when pressed in the middle, 8 to 10 minutes (see notes); if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Ratings & Reviews

DaveTrash's Review

December 17, 2014
An absolutely amazing cookie. I served tham at a staff meeting and they were a big hit. I received several requests for the recipe which I was happy to share. I didn't change the recipe at all and they came out picture perfect!

PaulaLumsden's Review

December 02, 2012
Followed the direction completely and they turned out great.

portland's Review

March 21, 2012

kscott11's Review

January 23, 2012

skidwell's Review

November 21, 2011
These are wonderful! I used walnuts, but any nut would work well; I beat the sugar, eggs & vanilla at high speed for 5 mins. Turned out perfect. Thank you myrecipes.com, for another Great recipe!

SugarBearinGA's Review

November 21, 2010
Delicious cookies!! My family loved them... this recipe is a keeper. Not too sweet, but very rich and the coconut really adds to the taste. I didn't make any changes to the recipe.

wolfie's Review

December 19, 2009
Mine didn't turn out like the picture at all. Mine stayed in lumps, instead of spreading out. Even with just 3 tbsps of flour, the dough was too stiff. I don't get it.

Jodi8113's Review

December 18, 2009
These are yummy. And easy. I find it's best to let them cool on the pan for a little while before moving to cooling rack.

vrodnumber1's Review

December 16, 2009
Easy to make, and good. If you like chocolate you can't go wrong. I did have to flatten the rolled dough to get the cookies to look like the picture, my first pan turned out in clumps, but that didnt affect the taste!

michelin's Review

December 01, 2009
Very easy to make recipe with incredible results. I didn't have macadamia nuts on hand so I used hazelnuts. I pulsed the nuts in the food processer as they are a bit harder than macadamias. These are VERY good.