December Recipes

Macadamia Island Drops

Macadamia Island Drop Cookies
Hands On:
15 minutes
Total Time:
60 minutes


  • 1 cup Hy-Vee butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups Hy-Vee granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
  • 2 Hy-Vee large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ tsp Hy-Vee vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Hy-Vee flour
  • 1 tsp Hy-Vee salt
  • ½ tsp Hy-Vee baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups Hy-Vee vanilla baking chips
  • ½ cup Hy-Vee macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup Hy-Vee dried apricots, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Hy-Vee sweetened dried pineapple, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Hy-Vee sweetened dried mango, chopped
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Preheat oven to 350°. Place butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat on medium until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla until combined.
Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Add to butter mixture and beat until well combined. Stir in vanilla chips, macadamia nuts, dried apricots, pineapple, and mango.
Drop dough by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until bottoms just begin to brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Serves: 78
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat: 3g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 10mg 3%
Sodium: 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate: 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugars: 11g 22%
Protein: 1g 2%

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