Monday, March 29, 2010

Guest Blogger: Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I actually received this recipe from my friend, Erica, right before CCC week. Talk about good timing! My apologies to her for not getting them posted until now. I can't wait to try these cookies!

This recipe comes from a cookbook called "Family Dinners" by Janet Peterson. We have loved nearly everything we've made from the book, but these cookies became an instant favorite. This is now our go-to cookie recipe, and since our two year old asks to "make cookies" with Daddy an awful lot, we are frequently whipping up a batch. As another bonus, the dough has no eggs, so we can eat the cookie dough guilt free. (Or at least we don't have to worry about salmonella -- these are not low calorie cookies!)

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup flaked coconut
1 package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 package (6 oz) milk chocolate chunks
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, flour, and baking powder.

In a large bowl, beat condensed milk and butter until smooth. Add graham cracker mixture and beat well. Stir in coconut, chocolate chips and chunks, and nuts.

Drop by spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Do not overbake. The cookies will be very soft when they come out of the oven, but will harden as they cool.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


Grumpy & HoneyB said...

anything with coconut, nuts and chocolate is going to be a hit in my home too!

Kat said...

Oh gosh this is so perfect for me. Coconut, graham cracker crumbs AND choc chips. Hello added 5lbs lol

Natalie... said...

Oh my these do sound so good, i havent had a good cookie like this in ages! mmm!

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