Tropical Drop Cookies Recipe

White Chip Island Cookies

This basic drop cookie highlights the tropical ingredients of coconut and macadamia nuts.

30 min. prep time
36 cookies
252 Ratings


1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) white baking chips
1 cup flaked coconut, toasted, if desired
3/4 cup macadamia nuts or walnuts, chopped


Heat oven to 375°F.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl.

Combine butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla in another bowl. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, 1-2 minutes until creamy. Add egg; beat 1-2 minutes until well mixed. Beat on low speed, gradually adding flour mixture and beating well after each addition, 1-2 minutes until well mixed. Stir in chips, coconut and nuts.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Recipe and photo courtesy of NESTLÉ USA and

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 170

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 125mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11341©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these today. I used walnuts as I didn't have macadamia nuts. These are really good cookies, but beware - they are very sweet. I wonder if the amount of sugar could be cut down. Still, they are amazing.
THE BEST, and I mean Best!! cookie I've made or tasted and I cook a lot and am picky as can be. So easy, but the flavor and the delicate crispness are incredible. We can't leave these alone til they're gone!!!

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