Thursday, August 27, 2009

-- Raining Goodness --

It has been raining all day, so the though of warm cookies fresh out of the oven sounds fantastic. There is something overwhelmingly comforting about it.

I decided to mix up a batch for a friend who recently moved into a new place; oddly enough some of them ended up finding their way into my cookie jar too. Originally,the plan was to make sugar cookies but I decided to come up with something completely different...Chocolate Dipped Coconut Cookies. I'm pretty happy with the result! This newly created recipe is a keeper.

2 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 package coconut instant pudding
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg
1/2 cup tempered chocolate chips

Heat oven to 380 degrees. Mix the butter and sugar until creamy in a large bowl. Add vanilla and the egg until combined. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, pudding powder, and salt. Slowly blend in the dry ingredients to the butter mix. Add milk, one spoon at a time.
Drop the dough in rounded spoon fulls. Bake for approximately 8 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool.

To decorate, dip half a cookie in the melted chocolate and sprinkle with flaked coconut. Cool on parchment paper.
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