There's a nice selection of cook books in my pantry but, when I'm in "what the hell am I going to cook today" mode, I usually turn to the visuals on Pinterest, Foodgawker, etc.
The other day, I had a craving for a coconut cookie - not a macaroon, though - and found this Coconut Chocolate Chip cookie recipe via Pinterest.
Super easy. Required only one mixing bowl.
And, I've pretty much face-planted in them all week.
Sorry for the iPhone visuals, otherwise, you're welcome.
Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3/4 cup (170 grams) room temperature butter
- 1 cup (200 grams) light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 2/3 (200 grams) cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut *I had closer to a cup, and it worked out just fine
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract, scrape the sides of the bowl and mix well.
- Slowly add the flour mixed with the baking powder and salt. Mix until just combined.
- With a spatula stir in the coconut and the chocolate chips.
- Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough on two baking sheets (lined with parchment paper) and place them in the fridge to chill for few minutes.
- Meanwhile heat the oven to 375F.
- Bake the cookies for 10-13 minutes (depending on how big they are) until the edges start to brown.
- Cool them slightly on the baking sheets before removing.
I used these Guittard chocolate chips - they are dark (not too sweet) goodness