Sunday, November 15, 2015

25 Cent Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Nothing reminds you of home like a good batch of homemade cookies, and nothing is better than making them yourself for a quarter a cookie! Couldn't believe chocolate chip cookies could be made this cheap when I purchased and read the low-income cookbook "Good And Cheap. Eat Well On $4 / Day", but these little dessert bites do not disappoint--all 36-48 of them--crispy, chewy, and a perfect balance of salty-sweet! 



I made a batch without the toasted coconut flakes and a batch with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and coconut all combined--something for everyone!! Best part of purchasing this cookbook, is that one copy will go to you and another copy will be given to a low-income family or someone struggling on low-income budget!  Thus, your improving your baking skills could make a difference in someone's life!

25 Cent Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Equipment:
Baking Sheets with parchment paper
Mixing Bowls
Handmixer (will make this recipe really easy but it is doing by hand with some upper body strength)

Ingredients:
1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (optional)
1 cup butter, melted and cool
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, tightly packed
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract1 
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
3. Melt your butter and set aside while you get other ingredients measured.
4. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda with a whisk.


5. Combine butter with dark brown sugar until smooth and creamy. Approx 2 minutes.


6. Add eggs and vanilla and beat with a hand mixer until mixture becomes light colored.




7. Add the flour mixture 1/3 at a time until well-combined.



8. Fold in the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and coconut.



9. Place ping-pong ball size rounds onto the parchment lined baking sheets.
10. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


Plain Chocolate Chip Only

Coconut White & Chocolate Chip Cookies

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