Sunday, December 18, 2011

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had to experiment a bit to come up with a recipe that closely resembles those of that famous bakery.  These cookies are like Paradise. ;) The tricks to keeping the cookies from spreading too much were to use shortening instead of butter and to hand mix rather than use an electric mixer. 


1/2 cup shortening (I used butter flavored Crisco)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugar by hand.  Hand beat in egg and then add vanilla.  In separate bowl, sift or stir together flour, soda and salt.  Add to sugar mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips and coconut.  Drop by rounded tablespoons (or use a cookie scoop) onto sprayed cookie sheet (or Silpat).  Bake approx. 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Yield: 2 dozen

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