Kilimanjaro Cookie Recipe

Amani Kenya is known for its delicious—and friendly—cafe in Nairobi!

Amani Kenya’s cafe is known all over Nairobi for delicious sweet treats. Check out the Amani Kenya recipe for the Kilimanjaro Cookie! The white peaks of this majestic cookie get their name from the snow-capped summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, visible from Nairobi, Kenya on a clear day. Guarantees to instill warm feelings of distant grandeur when paired with friends and a cup of chai tea!

Confession: we found this image on Every time we make these cookies, they go too quickly for photographs, so we had to borrow her photo of a very similar cookie!

Kilimanjaro Cookie Recipe

* we obviously recommend fair trade for all ingredients when possible! Try your local health food store or Whole Foods!

1 cup Butter

1 & 1/3 cups brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon sale

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

2 egg yolks

4 teaspoons vanilla

3 cups flower

2 cups macadamia nuts**

2 cups chopped white chocolate bar or chips

2 cups coconut**

**coconut can be omitted or substituted with extra flour and coconut extract, if necessary if there are allergies. The macadamia nuts can be omitted as well!


1) In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy.

2) Add sugars, salt, and baking soda. Mix until combined.

3) Mix in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined.

4) Mix flower until combined.

5) Stir in coconuts, nuts, and white chocolate.

6) Put on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes, or till just turning golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes.

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The lovely women of the cafe at Amani Kenya.
Eggs just look better atop a handmade, fair trade coaster from Africa!
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The ladies of Amani Kenya working on brunch orders in the cafe.
Baking is more festive with our hand-batiked cloth napkins from Amani Kenya!
The Betty Apron,
The Betty Apron—named for a long-term friend to Amani Liberia, is the perfect pop of color for any kitchen.


Shop Amani. Spread Peace.

Be sure to grab your fair trade baking gear at!

All of these images (with the exception of the 1st) were taken by Amani Chattanooga Photographer/Event Planner, Molly Gardner.


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