Thursday, March 3, 2011

Aloha Cookies - Happy Anniversary!

Aloha everyone!
My beautiful sister Kate and her wonderful husband Ryan got married 2 years ago (March 4) on a beach in Maui.
It was an amazing wedding. I am so happy that I got to be a part of it. They are back in Maui right now celebrating, Lucky Ducks!
So in honour of their special day I made a Hawaiian inspired treat, Aloha Cookies. These little cookies have all the flavors of the islands, Pineapple, Coconut and Macadamia Nuts.
For the cookies you will need,        
1/3 cup butter
½ cup white sugar
1 egg
1 ½ cups flour
¼ tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
½ cup shredded coconut
For the Glaze you will need,
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp of milk
½ cup flaked coconut
Mix the powdered sugar and milk together in a small bowl Place the coconut in a separate bowl.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and egg until fluffy. Combine flour, soda and salt. Beat into butter-sugar mixture alternately with pineapple. Stir in nuts and coconut.
Drop by teaspoon onto silpat lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until bottoms are just light brown.
Cool for a couple of minutes until you can handle the cookies, then carefully dip into the glaze then into the coconut.
Cool completely on a rack. Store in air tight container.
I wish you were here to have a cookie. No wait I wish I was in Maui, I will bring one to you, that is a much better plan!
I Love you guys!

The beautiful wedding pictures in this post were taken by the amazing Corrina Walker of Corrina Walker Photography. Corrina is a wonderful photographer and she is a good friend of kate’s she came to Maui to take her wedding photos. Check out her site and if you ever need a photographer and you live in the Calgary area use her! She is so talented and her photos are breathtaking!

Happy Anniversary you guys!


  1. Great job on this beautiful post and amazing looking cookies, can't wait to try them! If Dave loves them, I have a feeling I will to, and Savanna will love helping me make them!! Congrats again on a job well done!

  2. Mahalo JB!!!!!! Yum the cookies look good and I will make them when I am home and missing my MAUI!! Thank-you for posting a special anniversary post for Ryan and I, we love you!!!
    We are having a great time on our holiday, but do miss all the peeps and the celebration we had 2 years ago.