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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Recipe - Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my version of the Almond Joy Cookies making the Pinterest rounds. I love the flavors and the way they blend together. If you're looking for a new twist on chocolate chip cookies, give this one a try.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 c. butter, softened
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
4 eggs (use just 3 if they're jumbo or large)
2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. coconut extract
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
4 1/2 c. flour (I use half whole wheat)
1 1/2 c. sweetened flaked coconut
2 c. chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat until very creamy and smooth, at least 3 minutes. Stir in flour, coconut, and chocolate chips. Scoop onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes, until barely browned and set.