Hawaiian Chocolate Chip Cookies

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on April 25, 2007.

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Ingredients:

1 cup butter-flavored shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup macadamia nut bits
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F. In large bowl of electric mixer, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually mix into creamed mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 3 dozen large cookies.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per cookie:
190 calories, 12 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 2 g protein

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