Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins
this is recipe on back of Baker's chocolate package..posting it here before I loose it
- 2 1⁄4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 1⁄2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose white flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon coconut extract or 3 drops almond extract
- 4 ounces bar German sweet chocolate, finely grated
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Grease several baking sheets or use nonstick spray. Spread the coconut and pecand on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven, stirring occasionally for 7-9 minutes, or until lightly browned, be careful not to burn. Let stand unti cool; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, thoroughly stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the brown sugar and butter until very well blended and light. Beat in the egg, corn syrup, vanilla and coconut or almond extract until well blended.
- Beat or stir in the flour mixture, then the pecans, coconut and chocolate until evenly incorporated.
- Drop the dough onto the baking sheets by heaping measuring tbls, spacing about 3" apart. Using the tip of a table knife, spread out the cookies to about 1 1/2" in diameter.
- Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, in the upper third of the oven for 6-9 minutes, or until lightly browned all over and slightly darker at the edges. Reverse cookie sheets halfway through baking from front to back to ensure even browning. Transfer the sheet to a rack and let stand until the cookies firm up slightly.1-2 minutes.
- Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
Very tasty cookies...the freshly toasted coconut and pecans are really hard to stay out of. They are so YUMMY! I made these cookies with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend so the taste was probably a little different. But I am sure my DH is going to appreciate the change. I will be adding this unique cookie to my Christmas Cookie collection for 2010 gifts. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe. Made and Reviewed for the Best of 2009 Recipe Tag Game.
You will SOOOOO love these cookies! They are absolutely outstanding! They are different than any other cookie I've ever had, due to the crunch of the toasted coconut and toasted pecans. I thought that the dough seemed a little dry at first, but they baked up nicely, so don't let that worry you. I made these for my husband, who loves German Chocolate Cake - but only a slice or two. Since I didn't want leftover cake, I made these cookies. We won't have any leftover I am sure! One note: I attempted to grate the chocolate by hand and it made a huge mess. I then tried using my Salad Shooter, and that was a breeze!