BHG State Cookie Contest (Vote for me . . . please!)

June 29, 2011 by  
Filed under daily life, recipes

With the 4th of July right around the corner, Better Homes and Garden (BHG) is celebrating by hosting a State Cookie Contest. One blogger from each of the 50 states will be whipping up a batch of yummy cookies that they feel best represents their state. And even though I’m somewhat of a novice baker, I thought I’d give it a shot.

So here’s my recipe . . . Hawaiian Delight Cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 c. coconut
  • 1/2 c. crushed pineapple
  • 1 c. macadamia nuts (chopped)
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 16 oz. pkg. chocolate chips

Directions:
Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg.
Add flour and baking soda. Mix well.
Stir in pineapple, chips, coconut, and macadamia nuts.
Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. 4 dozen cookies.

What I learned:

I never realized how important quality bakeware is to your finished product. I have a cheaper jellyroll pan that I bought from a discount store years ago that I usually use when making these cookies. This time around I used the baking sheet that was provided by BHG. This sheet features the unique triple-performance grid, comfortable silicone handles, light-colored surfaces, and is even dishwasher safe!

OMG! What a difference it made! My cookies came out perfectly browned and evenly cooked. Even Kacie who usually doesn’t like this recipe because she doesn’t care for coconut loved this treat!

So stop by BHG’s Facebook page and vote for your favorite state cookie!

Thank you BHG for providing the complimentary baking pan to help facilitate my contest entry!

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