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Tropical Treats

2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies
20 Min

A Hawaiian travel brochure...a plate of Tropical Treats...and a Fuzzy Navel Froth. The perfect afternoon getaway.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons (from a 4-serving size box) orange-flavored gelatin
  • 1 (4-serving size) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 (7 ounrce) package flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 teaspoon water

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except egg whites, nuts, coconut, and water. Blend well. Stir in nuts and 2/3 cup coconut. Using your hands, shape into 1-inch balls. Slightly beat egg whites with water. Roll balls in egg whites, then in remaining coconut.
  3. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, pressing down to flatten. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 3

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 1,381
  • Calories from Fat 937
  • Total Fat 104g 160 %
  • Saturated Fat 35g 173 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 18g 37 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 151mg 50 %
  • Sodium 403mg 17 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 103g 34 %
  • Dietary Fiber 8.4g 34 %
  • Sugars 28g 0 %

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