Sunday, July 22, 2012

coco-choco-peanut butter cookies

I've been on a cookie baking binge mainly because I bake them and take them with me to work at the computer store where they are well received. This recipe comes at the suggestion of Hakim, one of my co-workers and slightly adapted from a recipe I found here.

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour

1 12 ounce package chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
Start by toasting the coconut. Spread it evenly on a baking sheet and put it in a 350 degree oven for about seven minutes. Stir it and then continue in two or three minute segments until it is a little brown. :Let it cool on the baking sheet and it will brown a little more. Set aside.

Lower oven temperature to 325.

Cream the butter and peanut butter together until creamy and then add the sugars. Let the mixer run for a good five minutes until the mixture is fluffly. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again.

Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together and then add it gradually to the butter mixture. Once they are combined, add the coconut and the chocolate chips.

I use a 1-ounce scoop to drop the cookies on a baking sheet lined with a Sil-pat. You can also use parchment paper. Cook the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Makes about five dozen.


1 Comment:

Jeff said...

Will try these. One you also might like: get the tube of oats and start with the basic oatmeal cookie recipe on the lid. Add 1 to 1 1/2 c. Peanut butter, and either M&Ms and/or chocolate chips. Raisins optional. These make a chewy crowd pleaser. A FL teacher I knew made them huge on popsicle sticks...