Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Ultimate Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

For Coconut and Chocolate lovers! (Shown has coconut, chocolate and white chunks, and pecans.
Hard to stop eating these cookies once you taste just one...... :)

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 plus 2 tablespoons cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoons of coconut extract
1 cup total, mixed of milk, semi sweet and white chocolate chunk style pieces or chips
1 cup flaked coconut put in food processer to be shredded fine
1 cup chopped pecans or hazelnuts optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the egg then stir in the vanilla. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Mix in the all chocolate , coconut and pecans. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place the cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen
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