Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

This weekend was intense. And in tents. (Sorry, I had to)

Three teachers and a bunch of parents took about 35 sixth graders camping at Mt. Lassen and it was exhausting but so much fun.  I hadn’t camped since 2008 so it was really nice to sleep outside again under beautiful jeffrey pines.

We were only gone 36 hours but we packed a lot into that time, and the highlight was a hike to Bumpass Hell, where there are pots of boiling mud.  The entire place reeks of sulfur and it was hot and shade-less, but so cool to see.

I made these cookies to take along on the trip and was grateful to have them in the car, on the trail, and around the campfire (yeah, I kinda ate too many cookies this weekend).  It’s a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, but uses coconut butter (NOT coconut oil!), sweetened shredded coconut, and milk chocolate chips.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter (4 ounces), softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup (7 ounces) brown sugar
  • ½ cup (3.5 ounces) white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2¼ cups (11.25 ounces) bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) milkchocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silicone mats.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butters and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated, then mix in the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour, baking soda, and salt, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and coconut.
  3. Drop the dough in 2-Tbsp balls onto the baking sheets.
  4. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until they are slightly browned around the edges and do not look wet on top, 8-12 minutes.
  5. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
http://catesworldkitchen.com/2012/10/coconut-chocolate-chip-cookies/

(adapted from The Way The Cookie Crumbles)

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