Thursday, May 15, 2008

Coconut Cookies

These are my husbands favorite cookie. I like them because they are very simple and straightforward to make. They are a bit crisp on the outside, and chewy inside. Like a good chocolate chip cookie. Only if you make cookies all the time like I do, it's nice to try new and yummy ideas.

1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups shredded sweetened coconut
1-2 cups macadamia nuts, chopped -optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and both sugars until smooth.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add the flour, baking soda and salt. Once that is incorporated add the coconut. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto baking sheets covered with parchment paper or a Silpat a few inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies