Royale Cookies have become a favorite among our guests at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town over the past year, so here’s the recipe.
Bottger Mansion of Old Town B&B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Makes about 2 dozen
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (8 oz.)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (softened) (4 oz.)
1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed) (4 oz.)
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flaked coconut *
4 oz chocolate chips **
3/4 cup raw unsalted macadamia nuts (toasted, then
coarsely chopped) ***
Heat oven to 375.
In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In
large bowl, combine the butter, sugars, and vanilla extract. Beat at high
speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy (1-2 minutes). Add in the egg, beat
until well mixed. Reduce the speed to
low, gradually adding in flour mixture. Beat
well after each addition (1 to 2 minutes).
Stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. Using a #40 scoop, drop
the dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 14 minutes or until edges are
slightly browned. Let cookies cool for 2
minutes before removing to cool on rack.
* Initially I tried toasting the coconut, but it
results in less flavor in the finished cookies. Putting in the coconut without
toasting it provides more coconut flavor and keeps the cookies moister.
** You can have too much chocolate—take it
easy on the chocolate chips, or these will just taste like chocolate chip
*** Do not use roasted or salted macadamia nuts.
Look for raw nuts in the bulk food section. Lightly toast them yourself and
then chop them coarsely. Using a nut chopper crushes them too fine.
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