Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chewy Coconut Cookies

I love these cookies- I made them a couple times back in 2005 or so and I just busted out the recipe again recently; I needed something to take to a book club.  They come together quickly and I love how they taste.  You could even add lime zest to make a coconut & lime cookie!  ;)  I've always used sweetened coconut, but one could make them less sweet by using unsweetened coconut.
Chewy Coconut Cookies
adapted from Allrecipes
makes about 3 dozen

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2.  In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually blend in the flour mixture, then mix in the coconut. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

3.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted. Cool on wire racks.

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1 comment:

Chaya said...

Chewy sells these lovely cookies for me. I adore chewy cookies.