4/15/12

double chocolate-coconut cookies



There are days when I do not want to wait for the darn butter to come to room temp. I just want to melt it, throw it in some double chocolate cookie dough, bake, and devour!
This post is the result of one of those days.
I just love a chocolate cookie that an overload of chocolate--like give me a chocolate overload buzz kind of cookie. Add that to my constant craving for coconut and we have the birth of this cookie.
A thick, dense, very chocolatey cookie with a hint of coconut flavor in the background, plus the crunch texture of the toasted coconut. Tasty indeed.

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And the best part? The dough is a snap to put together. Love quick and easy cookies. Read the recipe, you'll see.

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double chocolate-coconut cookies
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1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 ts baking soda
¾ TB baking powder
4 and ½ TB double dutch cocoa powder
½ ts sea salt
1 and ½ sticks (12 TB) unsalted butter, melted
½ cup + 1 TB light brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
½ ts pure vanilla extract
¾ - 1 cup toasted coconut
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Cook notes: make sure to let the melted butter cool a bit. When you are ready to use the butter give it a good stir to incorporate the butter solids and fats back together. You could use semisweet chips in this, but they might be too sweet. I love to use ice cream scoopers to make the perfect, round size cookies. I adore large cookies so I used a regular sized ice cream scoop. If you want smaller size cookies, use a smaller ice cream scoop but remember to reduce the baking time a few less minutes! I like to chill my dough before baking—makes a more uniformed cookie. It will be hard to tell when the cookies are done because they are so dark, but you’re looking for crisp edges and non-jiggly cookie tops. I used a regular size cookie scoop, you can use a smaller one but you have to watch the baking times.

Whisk all the dry ingredients together; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, either by hand or using a mixer (I don’t have a mixer so I did this by hand) mix butter & sugars until thoroughly combined. Add in the egg and egg yolk and vanilla extract, mix well. Then add in the dry mixture, mix until just combined, do not overmix. Next FOLD in the chocolate chips and toasted coconut. Cover bowl and let chill in fridge at least an hour or longer.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees, line four cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Using an normal (not small) ice cream scoop, and making sure to compact the dough in the scooper as much as possible, scoop out on baking sheets about 1 & ½ inches apart.

Bake about 11-15 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. You’ll know the cookies are done by crisp edges and slightly puffy middles. Don’t try and take them off the cookie sheets, they will just break.

Should make about 15-18 large, if using a smaller scoop then you’ll have a few more.

36 comments:

  1. FACT- I never wait for butter to get soft....I almost always melt it ;) Fact- I'm totally making these

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  2. Hey mama..I went to pin this recipe...and something is up with your photos....It wouldn't let me pin. Hmmmmm

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    1. yeah i get the same thing
      have no idea why...
      so weird

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  3. Coconut and chocolate are so delicious together!

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  4. Omg these look insane. Insanely good. Omg.Omg. There's lots of "amazing" being tossed around out there but these ARE amazing! I have a recipe for what I call raw vegan chocolate coconut snowballs. They are this concept but in a no-bake form, vegan, gf, etc. These look so off the charts amazing. I WANT!

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  5. Those cookies look delicious! Any chance of sending me some on the Sunshine Coast? Lol!

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  6. whoa... these look like absolute gluttony. i love it.

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  7. These cookies look AMAZING - chocolate and coconut are the absolute best combination, so tasty! :)

    Also, just wanted to let you know that your images are set such that they can't be pinned to Pinterest. Obviously if this was intentional, that's totally cool, but since you have a link to your Pinterest account on the side bar, I figured that perhaps it was inadvertent and wanted to give you a heads up. :)

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    1. there are a lot of bugs in the flickr and pinterest these days, so that's why you were not able to pin it.
      you should be able to now; i was.

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  8. OMG..these are outstanding, just the kind of cookie I would adore to eat over and over again.

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  9. Waiting for the butter to come to temp is the worst! I try to just remember to do it the day before, but I often forget.

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  10. I'm waiting for butter to soften right now and it's TORTUROUS! I should probably just make these instead...

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  11. This is killing me! I want one right now! I pinned this and cannot wait to recreate these cookies!

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  12. Holy cow! Those look amazing. Bookmarked.

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  13. man, those are gooey and decadent! i always like the way you think.

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  14. I gotta stop coming to your blog! You're always trying to ruin my "diet", hehe. I love that first sentence: There are days I do not want to wait for the butter to come to room temperature... As soon as I read that I knew I was in trouble :D

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  15. Those are insane! So yummy and fudgey looking...must make some!!! (I never wait for the butter to soften either:-)

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  16. Those seriously look like heaven to me. I love chocolate and coconut - and I want one right now!!

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  17. These look like Levain Bakery's cookies in NYC. I used to go there for my cookie fix, and since I've moved to Europe, I've missed them a lot. Maybe this recipe will be my fix!!

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  18. Those chocolate cookies look like they have the perfect textures!

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  19. DYING. It's like a non-Passover macaroon on steroids.

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  20. oh wow. decadent, but i'm loving the coconut in there!!

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  21. I love thick and chewy cookies. These might have to be my next adventure.

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  22. These sound like heaven! I LOVE chocolate and coconut! Can't wait to try them out!

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  23. Holy cow! I love how thick these are and the chocolate melty bits are totally calling my name!

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  24. makin these right now- fyi ;)

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  25. Just got all the ingredients! Time to bake these babies ! :P

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  26. Oh these look so so good. Bigger is definately better :)

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  27. Waw, Dawn! These cookies are huge, tasty & so apart too! They are just perfect for me! :)

    MMMMMMMMMMM,...Divine cookies!

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  28. Just took the last tray of these delicious little morsels out of the oven, and let me tell you... the house smells AMAZING! It's almost like it perfumed the air with chocolate. :) They taste soooo good too! In the space of about 10 minutes i have already eaten 2 1/2.

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  29. Just made these- delish!

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