I’m starting to realize that I might need you all to be my neighbors.
We live in a small town, without much family close by. The other day, Mattie and I decided to make cookies.
They turned out SOOO good. So good in fact that it makes me realize how much I enjoy baking.
But that’s such a bad thing. Oh, yes, very, very bad.
I’m trying to lose weight, not gain it.
So, I’ve come up with my solution. I will bake, maybe once a week? My family will enjoy about half of everything and then the other half will come over to your house. Sound like a plan? I think it’s perfect.
Here’s our cookie. We decided to call it Coconutty Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoy neighbor!
Coconutty Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe by HomeCookingMemories.com
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sweetened flake coconut
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1. Heat over to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a dry skillet, mix together coconut and walnuts and heat over medium heat. Stir frequently (keep a close watch – don’t leave it) and allow coconut and nuts to toast. When most of the coconut is a nice golden color, turn off heat and spoon into a bowl (to prevent it from cooking further) and set aside.
3. In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt.
4. In a larger bowl, beat together butter, both sugars and vanilla extract with a mixer on medium until it is fluffy and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, on low, until throughly combined with butter/sugar mixture.
5. Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture; mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Then gently stir in walnuts and coconut.
6. Using a small spoon, scoop small rounded teaspoons of cookie dough onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet. You want them evenly spaced, about 2″ apart from each other.
7. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, or until edges start to turn lightly brown and they are lightly browned on top. Allow to cool for about 1 minute or so. Using a spatula, remove them from the baking sheet to a wire rack to finish cooling.