I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

I got this recipe from my college roommate. I've never made them, but she would always bake these in the middle of the night when we were bored. For some reason, I was craving something chocolatey and coconutty, so I whipped out this recipe and gave it a shot. Oh my gosh, they are delicious! Soft on the inside, slightly crunchy on the outside, and just sweet enough. I used an ice cream scoop and ended up with a dozen cookies.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and coconut. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.


3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

1 comment:

Isabella said...

these sound like HEAVEN. I love you for sharing this.