Monday, May 31, 2010

toasted coconut chocolate chunk cookies

these cookies are amazing. i used a recipe from firstlookthencook and tested them with both unbleached all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. the former were slightly better, but the whole wheat ones (featured above) were also fantastic and kid approved.


1  cup  flaked unsweetened coconut
1 cup  all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
1/8  teaspoon  salt
3/4  cup  packed brown sugar
1/4  cup  unsalted butter, softened
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
1  large egg
2-3  ounces  dark chocolate (70% cacao), chopped into rough chunks

preheat oven to 350° F.
arrange coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet. bake for 5-7 minutes or until lightly toasted, making sure that the flakes don't start to burn. set aside and allow to cool.
cream together butter and sugar in a medium sized bowl. add vanilla and egg. combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl and add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. stir in toasted coconut and chocolate.
depending on the desired size of the cookies, this recipe will yield apx 9-12. form roughly shaped cookies and place about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. bake for 10 (if using wheat flour, the cookies will take longer, apx 15) minutes or until bottoms of cookies just begin to brown. remove from pan and allow to cool before serving. or if, like me and teeny, you just can't wait, try not to burn yourself on the melted chocolate chunks...


Anonymous said...

Bon Appétit!

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