Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hope your weekend was well-spent, because Monday is dawning upon us and I don’t know about you, but I want some sugar to help me forget what day it is till wednesday (at least).  Here ya go!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Condensed Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Butter Baking Blog)

2/3 cup unsalted softened butter

1/3 cup sugar (Butter Baking called for superfine sugar but I used regular and it was all good)

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (the big kind that you find in the granola bin section!)

1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheets.  Combine flour, baking powder, and salt then set it aside.  Beat together the butter and sugar for 2-3 min (make it fluffy!) then add in the condensed milk and beat in another minute.  Add in flour mixture just till combined then stir in coconut and chocolate chips.  Drop by tablespoon (or baseball-sized) onto lined baking sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes till slightly golden. Cool on the rack and enjoy!

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White Chocolate Cranberry Coconut Cookies

Haven’t see you in a while.

I’m sorry.

Who gave nursing school permission to distribute real work and in turn…academic misery?

Please say something.

Wanna know where I’ve been?

Lovely places!

A Beautiful October Camping trip to Rickett’s Glenn State Park.

Just another round of applause for Autumn in order right? Great performance!

The Fort.

The Kitchen. (complete with a bow saw!)

And Happy Campers!!

-With Cookies-

Deliciously chewy-the secret to chewy half-baked insides has been grasped at last! Oh happy day!

I am not fibbing when I say these are one of the best cookies I have EVER made.

White Chocolate Cranberry Coconut Cookies

(adapted from HowSweet’s ‘Giant Rainbow Cookies’)

2 cups, 2 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

12 tablespoons unsalted, melted, cooled butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg and another egg yolk

2 teaspoons coconut extract

1 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup dried cranberries

Mix the flour, and baking soda together and ignore.  Combine and beat together the butter and sugar for 3 minutes or till the sugar is pretty well dissolved.  Add the egg, yolk, and extract.  Mix in the dry mixture and then fold in the chocolate chips and cranberries.  **Here is the key to unlocking perfectly half baked cookie joy!!! (I didn’t believe it would work at first. But just wait, magic!) Roll into balls and then cut the balls in half (like the picture on HowSweet’s site) and arrange the half’s like so. Bake for 8ish minutes till golden at 325 degrees.

Put them in your car and feed them to people to keep them sane and happy 😉