Monday, December 5, 2016

Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop 2016 - Coconut Cookie Recipe

Today I am joining other bloggers in a
Virtual Cookie Exchange
hosted by


Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.


Welcome to
Creatin' in the Sticks
and
Merry Christmas!

If you love coconut as much as I do, you'll love this recipe.

I don't have any special reason for making these cookies during the holidays except that my family loves them.
I have to make 2 batches of these to make them last longer than one day.

These cookies are so easy and are just as delicious plain as they are all dressed up with 
chocolate and toasted coconut.




Coconut Cookies
Yield  about 2 dozen cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. almond extract
1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cup coconut


Preheat oven to 350°. 
Line cookie 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper to prevent sticking.  Cream together butter and sugars.  Add egg to the mixture.  Combine flour, soda, and salt in a separate bowl.  Gradually add dry mix to butter mixture.  Add almond extract and vanilla.  Mix in coconut.  
Use a small scoop (tablespoon size) to drop on parchment paper lined cookie sheets and bake for 9 minutes.  Cookies will be perfectly chewy when they are a little under-baked and then cooled.  




Optional:

1 cup coconut - I use sweetened flake coconut

4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate (melted)


 Put 1 cup of coconut in a shallow baking pan and bake, stirring occasionally until toasted.  7-10 minutes or longer if you want more caramel color.   Set aside.
Spoon half of the top of cooled cookie with a thin layer of chocolate and cover with toasted coconut. Set on parchment paper until chocolate is set.

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12 comments:

Theresa said...

These look soooo good. Thanks for sharing!

Carol S. said...

They look so pretty and yummy! I love a cookie that's so good it doesn't last long in the cookie jar, because then I don't eat so many. Thanks for joining in the cookie exchange!

Needled Mom said...

My mouth is watering just reading the ingredients and seeing the pretty cookies.

krislovesfabric said...

That is a beautiful cookie and I love coconut, yum!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I love coconut! I just might have to whip up a batch of these this year, too.

LJ said...

My husband and I love coconut. These cookies sound outstanding and I'm saving the recipe so I can try them out. Hmmm...maybe I'll add some chopped pecans, too.

GRANNYcanQUILT said...

Wow those look great. I definitely will be checking my cupboard to make sure I have all the ingredients.

Deonn said...

Oh, my! I do love coconut, and chocolate, and cookies... this has me drooling. I think I need to pick up some coconut right now. Thanks for the recipe! Looks really elegant chocolate dipped.

Susan P said...

This may be a silly question ..... do you loosely measure the coconut or pack it down when measuring. I don't bake much, or never, but my husband loves coconut and would love these cookies. Would like to make them.

Createology said...

It is easy to see why these cookies get eaten so quickly. YUM! Thank you so much for hopping and sharing your recipe.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your cookies look yummy.

DebbieM said...

I love coconut! My husband doesn't, so guess what? I'm making these and eating them all by myself! Thank you for the recipe and Merry Christmas!