Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Seems I’ve been on a chocolate kick lately, but another chocolate cookies can’t hurt anyone, especially of you love chocolate..and I do!   This is a  cookie I got from the food network channel from a show by “The Neelys.”  They were making this cookie and it had all things in it I love…chocolate, coconut, pecans and chocolate chips…so, this had to be a good cookie, and it was just as good as it looked on their show.  This is another keeper for my cookie collection.  I used half regular cocoa and half dark cocoa…so, you may want to stick with the original recipe if you don’t like dark chocolate. The cookies will look darker because they have the dark chocolate in them.

Happy Cookie Baking!

 

 

Ingredients

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Cover 2 sheet trays with parchment paper

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

Add the butter and sugars to a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.  Add the vanilla and egg and beat until incorporated.  Add the flour mixture in increments, beating until well combined.  Briefly beat in the coconut flakes, chocolate chips and pecans until mixed together.

Using your hands, roll the dough into walnut-size balls and drop 8 on a sheet tray, leaving 2 and 1/2 inches of space between them.  Flatten them slightly.  Bake 13 minutes.  Let cool on the sheet tray 5 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.

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