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Santa might need a new kind of cookies this year. These Hawaiian Host Milk Chocolate AlohaMac Butter Cookies bring you a little taste of Hawaii this season. They would actually be great year round. My husband and I have had the privilege of visiting Hawaii a few times. Hawaiian Host chocolates are one of those flavors you must have while you are there. However, you don’t need to just enjoy them if you are in Hawaii. You can get the flavors right in your own home. Chevy Chase reminded us of a desire to spend Christmas in Hawaii as he introduced the world to the Christmas song and Hawaiian greeting “Mele Kalikimaka.” If visiting Hawaii isn’t in your budget, I definitely think the Hawaiian Host Milk Chocolate AlohaMac Butter Cookies will be. We have a small group from our church that we meet with each week. Last year, we all gathered at the church to make cookies together. We packaged them up with an invitation to our church and handed them out to neighbors. This year, we did a cookie exchange. Rather than baking together (we were running out of time to make that happen), we simply all brought cookies to small group, exchanged them and then took them with an invitations to friends and neighbors. These Hawaiian Host cookies were my choice to bring. You could bring these to your own cookie exchange party or enjoy them around the table. They are easy and yet a different twist to a holiday cookie.
Hawaiian Host Milk Chocolate AlohaMac Butter Cookies
7 oz (14 pieces) Hawaiian Host Milk Chocolate Aloha Macs, chopped into pieces
1/2 cup Butter, unsalted (room temperature)
1/2 cup Sugar, granulated
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar, granulated
1 Egg, Large
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 cup Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix butter and sugars in large bowl until light and fluffy.
3. Add egg and beat, then add vanilla extract and combine completely.
4. Mix flour, salt and soda. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture.
5. Fold in Hawaiian Host Milk Chocolate pieces.
6. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
7. Bake 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown.
8. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then place on wire rack to cool completely.
The first thing I needed to do was find my Hawaiian Host chocolates. I found mine at Fred Meyer, but they also carry them at QFC, Raley’s, Lucky’s, Savemart, Ralphs and 99 Ranch. I encourage you to head to one of those stores in your area to pick up your own box for this recipe…or for just eating. Here’s a link to help you find a retailer near you: http://bit.ly/1c7Dlos
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