Monday, July 7, 2014

Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut and Pecan Cookies

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

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

 Another chocolate chip cookie recipe


  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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