Recipe for Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies


    Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Makes 36 cookies.

    I love these coconut chocolate chip cookies. I use the semi-sweet chocolate chunks along with chopped pecans, then sit back with a large glass of milk and chow down on as many as I can eat.

    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 large egg, at room temperature
    1 1/2 cups shredded coconut, fresh or packaged
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

    reheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease them lightly with butter or vegetable oil.

    Sift the flour and baking soda together into a small bowl and set aside.

    Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together in a medium-size mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stop the mixer twice to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula.

    Add the egg and mix at medium speed until it is incorporated, 20 to 25 seconds. Scrape the bowl.

    Add the dry ingredients on low speed and mix until blended, 20 to 25 seconds.

    Add the coconut and chocolate chips; blend until they are mixed in, about 10 seconds.

    Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonsful about 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets, then flatten them with your fingers to about 2 inches in diameter.

    Bake the cookies until they are firm to the touch and golden around the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow them to cool on the cookie sheets.