Fresh Ginger Island Cookies

Hot weather and entertaining outside are the perfect time to whip up a batch of these yummy cookies!

The use of freshly grated ginger adds a fresh spicy kick to these easy-to-make treats!  This is an old recipe from my mom.  Enjoy!

1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 tea. baking powder

1/2 tea. baking soda

1/2 tea. salt

1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 tea. real vanilla extract

1/2 tea. lemon extract

1Tbls. freshly grated, peeled ginger

1 large egg

2 cups good quality white chocolate chips

1 cup flaked coconut, toasted

3/4 cup macadamia nuts, rough chopped and lightly toasted.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.   In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and lemon extracts and the grated ginger.  Mixture will be light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg.

Gradually beat in the flour mixture until just combined.  Stir in the white chocolate chips, nuts and toasted coconut.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake 8-11 min. at 350 degrees or until lightly browned around the edges.  Cool on baking sheet for 2 or 3 min.; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Happy Baking!