Coconut - Macadamia Cookie
1 cup softened
margarine 1 tsp lemon juice
In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat margarine, shortening, sugar and brown sugar on *high speed until very light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and lemon juice. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture blending thoroughly. Stir in shredded coconut and macadamia nuts.
Use a large table spoon of dough for each cookie. Drop dough onto parchment paper on cookie sheet, spacing cookies about 3 inches apart. For soft cookies, bake in a 325 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Transfer to racks and let cool. Store air-tight. Makes about 4-1/2 dozen.
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