Friday, April 30, 2010

Chocolate Macadamia Coconut Cookies

I guess I got distracted yesterday since I haven't had a chance to post the recipe for the cookie I promised from my last post.  This recipe was chosen just because I had the urge to make cookies right away, and chocolate is always an easy pick.

Chocolate Macadamia Coconut Cookies

Makes about 5 dozen

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

1 3/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut

3/4 cups bittersweet or dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in vanilla.

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl. Mix into butter mixture on low speed until well combined. Stir in macadamia, coconut, and chocolate chips.

Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop batter onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 2 minutes. Transfer cookies on parchment to racks to cool completely. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 week.

Source:  adapted from Martha

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