Small Batch Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies are fantastic! They’re loaded with white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, and coconut. A delicious twist on a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Two Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies on a small plate next to a floral napkin and a tray of four cookies and spatula behind it

These Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies are bursting with citrus flavor – soft and extra chewy cookies loaded with white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts and coconut.

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Minneapolis to visit my son. One place he knew I would love to explore was the Nordic Ware Factory Store. If you aren’t familiar with Nordic Ware, it is a line of beautiful cookware and bakeware.

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I have a few of their baking pans and used one in this beautiful carrot cake recipe and another in this caramelized banana upside down cake recipe.  I was hoping to find a few smaller sized baking trays and pans for our single serving recipes.

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A tray of six tropical cookies on top of the floral napkin

The factory store did not disappoint.  I picked up quite a few smaller sized baking dishes and was so happy to have found this Baker’s Quarter Sheet which is the perfect size for making small batches of cookies. In fact, the baking sheet perfectly bakes 6 large cookies.

Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I returned home, I couldn’t wait to start using the baking pan and the first recipe I made were these tropical white chocolate chip cookies.

These white chocolate chip cookies are some of the best I’ve made in a long time. These cookies are perfectly crisp around the edges and chewy in the center and filled with white chocolate chips, chopped macadamia nuts, shredded coconut, and a touch of lemon zest. This easy small batch cookie recipe yields about 6 cookies.

Three tropical cookies stacked on a small plate with a glass of milk with a paper straw behind them next to a floral cloth napkin

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Other Small Batch Cookie Recipes

If you like this tropical white chocolate cookie recipe, you might also like to try these easy recipes:

Shortbread Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Lace Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

Meringue Cookies

Sugar Cookies


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Recipe: Small Batch Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Two Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies served on a decorative white and blue plate

Small Batch Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cool: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 6 cookies
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 3 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/8 cup chopped macadamia nuts


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Beat the butter, sugars, and vanilla in a mixing bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Add the egg yolk, beating until blended.
  • Add lemon zest and lemon juice and mix well. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together; gradually add to butter/egg mixture, mixing well.
  • Stir in the white chocolate chips, coconut and macadamia nuts.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets lined with parchment or silpat. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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