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Day 24: ‘White Chocolate Coconut Cookies’

Yes, I am on a chocolate kick for the past few days, sorry! LOL This recipe has chocolate and coconut in it. Try it out and let me know what you think.

White Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Ingredients

1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup shredded coconut flakes

For garnish:

8 ounces white chocolate, melted
3/4 cup toasted, shredded coconut flakes

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the baking powder, baking soda, flour and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy with a hand held electric mixer.

Beat in the egg. Add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined.

Fold in the oats, vanilla extract and shredded coconut flakes.

Form walnut-sized balls of the mixture and drop 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined sheet pans.

Bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes until the bottoms of the cookies are golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool completely.

When the cookies are cool, dip them halfway into the melted white chocolate and then into the toasted shredded coconut flakes.

Set them down onto parchment paper-lined sheet pans to dry completely.

Happy Baking!


Day 3: ‘Coconut Macaroons’

I love coconut!! I buy it bags at a time, sad I know. But here is one of my favorite recipes using coconut. Happy Baking!!

 Coconut Macaroons

3 large egg whites
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flaked sweetened coconut
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1. Pre-heat oven to 325 F. 
2. Lightly grease baking sheets or line them with parchment paper. 
3. Beat egg whites with electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. 
4. Gradually beat in sugar, a little bit at a time, beating well after each addition. 
5. Beat in vanilla and salt. Continue beating until whites form stiff glossy peaks. 
6. Gently fold in the coconut and flour. 
7. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Or, using a pastry bag and a large fluted pastry tube, pipe cookies onto baking sheet. 
8. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden. Carefully remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.