Monday, August 24, 2009

"ultimate" chocolate chunk cookies

I got this recipe from Woman's Day magazine, and don't get me wrong - they're delicious! - but I don't think we should just throw the word "ultimate" around like its just any other word. The pecans and coconut definitely earn a "fabulous" or a "stupendous," but I just don't know about the "ultimate." Thus the quotation marks. hahaha who cares, right?! Whatever. Really though, these cookies were an absolute HIT with my family at our big birthday celebration yesterday! My sister, who doesn't even like nuts or coconut, ate about 5 of them. If that's not something, I don't know what is! So, I hope you enjoy these fabulous, stupendous, ultimate chocolate chunk cookies!

Ultimate chocolate chunk cookies
from Woman's Day magazine

2 sticks (1 c.) unsalted butter, softened
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. old fashioned oats
1 1/4 c. sweetened flaked coconut
8 oz. semisweet chocolate chunks/chips
1 c. coarsely chopped toasted pecans

1. heat oven to 375 degrees. beat butter, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl w/ electric mixer until fluffy. beat in eggs, baking soda and salt until blended. on low speed, beat in flour until just blended.
2. stir in oats, 1 c. flaked coconut, all of the chocolate chunks & chopped pecans. using 2 tbsp dough for each cookie drop mounds 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. sprinkle tops w/ rest of coconut.
3. bake 11-13 minutes until golden on bottoms and around egdes. cool on baking sheet 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.


Jessica said...

Those cookies look amazing. My boyfriend loves cookies with lots of "stuff" in them, so I'll have to give these a try. I just found your blog -- it looks delightful (delicious, too).

Steph said...

Those look yummy! I like the thinness of them. I'm glad they were a hit!!

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