Sometimes on the homestead you run out of everyday snacks and treats. Our goal has become not running out to the market everytime we crave a sweet or savory store bought treat.
Instead we look in the pantry and make something up! Making do with what we have.
In most cases, this turns out to be way better than any kind of artificial indulgence.
Today was no exception. I’ve been fighting an awful cold and the weather has been -15 with wind chills down to -34!
Needless to say, we’ve been staying in as much as possible.
I’ve been baking breads and making daily trips to the freezer, eating up the pork and venison that we are so lucky to have on weeks like this.
Last night I realized we didn’t have many sweets in the house and so upon waking up this morning I went straight to the pantry.
Among the usual suspects, I came across some leftover coconut flakes from the coconut shrimp I fried up last week.
I added them to my typical chocolate chip cookie recipe and oh my goodness did they turn out well!!
The coconut gives the cookie an unexpected texture that’s reminiscent of the Samoa cookies we try and only by once a year.
Give this recipe a try! They are soft, chewy and oh so delicious!
Soft and Chewy CocoChip Cookies|
30 min, makes 2 dozen
- 1 stick of butter, slightly melted
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
- 1/2 c chocolate chips
- 1/2 c sweetened coconut flakes
Pre heat your oven to 350
In a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix till combined.
Next add the flour, baking soda and salt.
Once the dough has come together, add in the chocolate chips and the coconut.
Very lightly spray two cookie sheets with non stick cooking spray.
Evenly space your dough using tablespoons of cookie dough on the sheet pans.
I do 3 rows of 4 on each pan.
Bake for 9-11 mins.
I like to take mine out at 9 minutes and get them on a cooling tray immediately. This is how they stay soft and chewy!
Enjoy with milk and try not to eat the entire plate! They are soooooo yummy!