Monday, February 2, 2009

Chewy Coconut Cookies

During our grocery trip this week, we were both craving junk food. We couldn't resist the Doritos, but we did pass up the cookies. But, I had to promise to make some at home instead. I haven't made cookies since Christmas and I normally make chocolate chip, but figured I'd try to use up some coconut this time. I really liked how these coconut cookies came out. They are crispy on the outside and chewy in the center. I've sampled again today and they haven't lost their chew. During baking, the cookies puffed up some and then flattened out a bit more as they cooled. These would be great with a little chocolate drizzled on top.

Source: Allrecipes.com

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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
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.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted. Cool on wire racks.


Helene said...

I love anything with coconut. They look really good.

Donna-FFW said...

These look delicious, Melissa. Love chewy coconut stuff!! YUM!!

Joelen said...

I need to make this so I can use up my coconut!

Ashlee Wetherington said...

chewy and coconut... yum yum yum!!! i see those with a big mug of hot chocolate in my future... lol

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