It’s crazy how much my taste buds have changed over time.
I used to cry if something had coconut in it.
Anything that involved bananas, coconuts, nuts, mustard, blue cheese or onions always resulted in complete chaos.
Crying, screaming, tantrums…
Time-outs, spankings and starvation
Most of the time, those things went hand in hand.
Thankfully I like all of those things now.
(Weeeellllll most mustardy-things…I still think yellow mustard is the worst thing ever).
I heard once that your taste buds change every 7 years.
Not sure if that’s true…but I’m fine with it if it means I get to discover new foods, like coconut, that I can obsess over.
These cookies spread out a ton when they bake so you only have to use about a teaspoon of dough and you get a pretty large cookie.
These are giant balls of dough.
Make yours a quarter of the size of these and you will be happy.
See how much they flatten out.
They are a very crispy/chewy cookie (That’s an oxymoron, I know. But they are crispy when you bite into and then you get to the coconut which makes them chewy).
Sorry this is blurry…I’m going to blame it on the fact that I had a 24 hour death flu last week that took the complete life out of me.
These are similar to a cookie my mom makes (Her’s are better and I will get the recipe from her soon and share it. Hopefully).
She calls hers garbage cookies (I think) and usually throws in whatever ingredients she has left in her pantry.
Usually extra toasted almonds/pecans, toasted coconut, white chocolate chips, craisins….you get the idea.
You should try adding your leftovers to these!
I think you should add white chocolate and macadamia nuts.
I’m going to try and get my bake-on this weekend.
We are going up to Wisconsin to do a 5 mile run with friends and family so I may not have time to bake anything but I’m going to try my hardest.
Fingers crossed that there will be a new post with lots of chocolate and butter next week…
Fingers also crossed that there will be NO snow on the trail and that I won’t roll my ankle…
That second wish probably won’t come true…
But there’s a tent full of beer at the finish line so I think I’ll be ok 🙂
Chewy Coconut Cookies
Recipe: Chewy Coconut Cookies
1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Cups Flaked Coconut
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, use a mixer to combine the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla. Once that is combined well, slowly add the sifted flour mixture.
When the flour and egg batter are well incorporated, add the flaked coconut.
Once that is combined, drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until browned.
Let cool and serve.