Saturday, August 18, 2012

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flat in appearance but not in taste!

























I was looking for something to bake the other week with ingredients that I had on hand and came across this recipe for Chewy Coconut Cookies on Allrecipes.com.  They are one of my favorite sites because the reviews tend to be very accurate.  These cookies were rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 939 people, which means they must be pretty good.  Well, I made them and I loved them.  The original recipes does not call for chocolate chips, which I decided to put in half.  I like then equally with and without the chips.  The pictures that accompanied the original recipe also showed pretty fluffy cookies and you can see mine came out very flat.  I read several of the comments which recommended chilling your dough before baking, which I did and they were still flat.  In the end the cookies were incredibly chewy and delicious so I did not mind one bit that they came out flat.  I will definitely be baking these again.

Chewy Coconut (Chocolate Chip) Cookies
recipe from allrecipes.com

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  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 gently mix in the coconut and chocolate chips.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 - 10 minuted in preheated oven, or until lightly browned.  Cool on wire racks.