Monday, July 7, 2014

Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut and Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut and Pecan Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner #dessert

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We love our cookies around here - well I like to bake and the DIY Guys likes to eat them (though I'm known to eat a couple!)  So today you can thank him for these Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut and Pecan Cookies.  We've he has been a kick lately to use up what's in our pantry, freezer and refrigerator.  I tend to forget what I have and buy more of the same things.  I really need a better system of keeping track... if you have one, let me know!  So one day he finds a bag of opened flaked coconut - it's kind of on its last leg.  By itself it wouldn't be great but toasted - hmmmm, yes, that was the solution!

 When I do bake, he also knows he can bring treats into his co-workers.  So the majority of these went on their merry way to work and away from me!

Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut Cookies

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 11 minutes
Yield about 3 dozen

  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup toasted pecans (rough chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 stick of soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate (I used 60%) chopped
  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. To toast coconut - place on a large baking sheet and place in oven. After about 5 minutes stir and continue stirring about every minute until it is light brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until blended
  4. In a large bowl add the brown sugar and butter; beating with a mixer until well blended then add in eggs and vanilla - beat until mixed well
  5. Add flour mixture on the lowest speed of your mixer and only until just combined then stir in toasted coconut, pecans and chocolate.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Place a walnut size of dough on paper about 2" apart
  8. Bake for 11 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Note: to toast pecans, place in small frying pan over low heat; stir until light brown
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Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut and Pecan Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

So there you have it and what to do with your last-leg coconut.  I wonder what he will find next?  Stayed tuned and I sure hope it isn't a can of spam!!  Though I think the shelf life on that is pretty long - hehe...
Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut and Pecan Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner


  1. These sound perfect Deb. Love the combo of flavors!

  2. Deb, these are gorgeous! Your man (and his co workers) are lucky people! I love the chocolate and toasted coconut combo. I bet it was impossible to only eat one :)

  3. I'm always making cookies to use ingredients I forgot I bought! So I don't have a solution to your problem other thn to make cookies--is that a problem??
    These look yummy.

  4. Oh my gosh - I am in love, Deb!! These have to be the perfect cookies!! I buy my baking supplies in bulk - and since the containers are so big, I don't forget about 'em! :)

  5. I have made similar cookies, but I can tell that this is a better recipe. Heavy on the coconut and nuts, which is the key. So I had to pin this one.

  6. Wow, these look amazing! Visiting from Foodie Friday, pinned!

  7. These are my kind of cookies- so irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  8. I'm finally at a point in my tastes that I enjoy nuts in my cookies. I didn't use to. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  12. Hahaha, I am so bad at buying duplicates!! I am convinced that I ran out of something, but that's the third or fourth time that I have had that feeling while in the grocery store. ;) What an awesome save Deb, they look delicious!!

  13. Hehe I always forget what I have in my pantry too. Love that you made cookies with the flaked coconut Deb :) They look incredible and sound amazing with the pecans and chocolate!

  14. These have so much coconut -- I love it! These are reminiscent of my favorite german chocolate cake -- amazing ingredients for cookies, too!


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