Tropical Dried Fruit Choc Chip Cookies With a Crunch
After spotting dried pineapple pieces at the grocery store, I had the idea of baking cookies which were different than the ordinary oatmeal raisin cookie. The rice krispies give them a nice crunch, but they are still chewy and soft with the coconut. Any type of dried fruit can be substituted for the pineapple pieces that I suggest. These cookies are sweet, so you may reduce the amount of sugar used, although I have not tried it. This batter is easily doubled.
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup Rice Krispies
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips (more if desired)
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
- 3⁄4 cup dried pineapple, cut to size
- Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- Combine butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in egg and vanilla; mix well.
- Sift together flower and baking powder, gradually incorporate into wet mixture.
- Fold in remaining ingredients.
- Drop heaping spoonfuls or roll 1 inch balls of batter onto cookie sheet; bake 15 minutes until tops are golden brown.
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Rather than using the pineapple for these, I used a diced, dry fruit mixture & they turned out very tasty! Did cut the brown suger back to a rounded 3/4 cup, but otherwise stuck to the recipe! A nice addition to the variety of cookies I'm selling today & tomorrow at a garage sale! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]