Haagen Daz Pina Coloda Ice Cream 1 cup flaked, sweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 300°.
In medium bowl whisk together flour, soda and salt.
In a large bowl of a stand mixer, blend sugars at medium speed. Add butter and mix to until it forms a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until fully combined.
Add the flour mixture, macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips, and blend on low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
Using a 2-tablespoon-size ice cream (or cookie) scoop, place balls of dough at least 2″ apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment or Silpat. Slightly flatten each with a spatula. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Move immediately to cooling rack and let cool completely before assembly.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
You will need about 1 quart of ice cream for each 8 finished sandwiches. Soften ice cream in refrigerator for about an hour. Top 1 cookie with a large scoop of slightly softened ice cream. Top with another cookie and gently press down to form a sandwich. Roll edges in a shallow bowl of coconut. Wrap the sandwich in parchment or wax paper; freeze immediately. Repeat with remaining cookies. Freeze at least 1 hour before serving.