White Chip Island Cookies with a Twist

Mmm, mmm, mmm. Cookies. OK, I admit it, I actually make them more for others then for myself. I’m quite proud when my cookie jar is full and even more proud when it is empty ūüôā Means they must have been good! Tonight felt like a cookie kind of night but aside from the basic ingredients, I was searching for that extra something. I was out of my ginourmous bag of Costco chocolate chips {remember the episode from Friends where Monica wanted the cookie recipe and Phoebe thought it was something so amazing and sacred to the family that her grandmother took it to her grave? Turns out it was just good ol’ Nestle Tollhouse!}. Anywho — I had white chocolate chips so I looked on the back of the package for a recipe that I had the ingredients for. I came up with these white chocolate island cookies BUT I threw in a cup of caramel bits. Wowzer! These are yummy.

White Chip Island Cookies {with a secret ingrediant}


  • 1 2/3¬†cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4¬†teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2¬†teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2¬†teaspoon salt
  • 3/4¬†cup¬†(1 1/2 sticks)¬†butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4¬†cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3¬†cup granulated sugar
  • 1¬†teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¬†large egg
  • 2¬†cups¬†(12-oz. pkg.)¬†NESTL√Ȭģ TOLL HOUSE¬ģ Premier White Morsels
  • 1¬†cup flaked coconut, toasted if desired
  • 3/4¬†cup chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts {I used walnuts because I had them}
  • 1 cup caramel bits


PREHEAT¬†oven to 375¬į F.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, coconut and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Serve immediately, with a glass of ice cold milk. YUM!


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