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White Chocolate and Coconut Cashew Cookies

Have you ever had the coconut cashews from Trader Joes? If you haven’t, you really must try them! They’re great by the handful or with a cheese platter. And as it turns out, they’re great in cookies.


These are just a basic chocolate chip cookie dough but instead of basic chocolate chips, I used mini white chocolate chips and these coconut cashews. They were great baked up fresh.


Happily, they were even better baked from frozen. The moisture of the freezer must have dissolved whatever syrup holds the coconut to the cashew so it caramelized in the oven. It made them a bit on the crunchy side with a normal baking time, which wasn’t perfect with such a thick cookie, so make sure to under bake them if you’re baking from frozen.



Hi, I'm Mercedes. I'm a PhD candidate in politics and a trained pastry chef. I'm also an amateur photographer, hobby quilter, and all-around nutty girl living in the Big Apple.

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