Monday, May 20, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. As it is now Monday, I thought chocolate might be in order. And for good measure, some coconut too. 

Freshly baked chocolate coconut cookies

In my mind, these fit into a category with Girl Scout Somoa cookies, Bounty bars, and the bonbons we beg my mom to make for the holidays. Basically, things containing chocolate and coconut that I cannot be trusted to be left alone in the same room with.  Interested?

What you need:

  • 325g white self-raising flour (I used Dove's Farm gluten free variety)
  • 150g soft light brown sugar
  • 100g chopped chocolate
  • 60g desiccated coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tbsp vanilla
  • 100g coconut oil

Mixing in the sugar

What to do:

Preheat your oven to 175C/350F.

Melt the chopped chocolate and coconut oil together in a double boiler, stirring constantly. This does not take long at all, especially if your chocolate is chopped quite finely. Once melted, remove from the heat and beat in the vanilla, egg, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and desiccated coconut. Then gradually add to the wet mixture, blending thoroughly. Finally, roll dough into balls (to give you an idea of size, place the tip of your index finger and the tip of your thumb together - each cookie dough ball should be about that big) and space evenly on a cookie sheet.

Ready to go in the oven now
Bake for 8-9 minutes. The final product should look like this when you pull it from the oven:

Still warm!
Let cool slightly, then remove from the cookie sheet and test your will power. Sharing with friends helps!


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