Wednesday, August 6, 2008

chocolate chunk-pecan-coconut cookies

Whew...that's a mouthful. So are these cookies. I try to always have treats in my cookie jar and these have become one of our favorites. They have a ton of great ingredients in them, but the recipe makes a ton, so I think its worth it. Give it a try and don't be afraid to change it up a little to suit your taste buds:)

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch of sea salt
24 oz. semi or bittersweet chocolate (I use some chips and some blocks chopped into chunks and shreds. The shreds melt into the dough and make it extra gooey!!)
2 cups toasted chopped pecans
1 cup coconut

In a mixer with paddle attachment or whisk, cream the butter with the sugars until its good and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until smooth.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add it to the mixer in small portions, beating it on low until blended in before adding more.
Add the chocolate, pecans and coconut. Stir by hand with a spoon or spatula till evenly mixed.
Chill dough in fridge 30 min or more. Preheat oven 325 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop onto sheets and bake 18-20 minutes till browning on edges and cooked in center. Cool two minutes on pan, transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.
I get 6 dozen cookies using the Pampered Chef small scoop.

**chef's note: I toast the pecans in a skillet over med. or med low heat. Stir the nuts a little and watch closely. You can smell them when they're ready. They burn easily, too.
**If you don't use parchment paper, be sure to grease your baking sheets for this recipe.


The Martinez Family said...

Yum! Perfect Reciepe for a pregnant lady:) Thanks!

Marie said...

Oh yum! I love baking cookies. I will have to try these. Lame question, do you toast your own pecans or do you buy them that way?

I love your cookie jar too. I have been wanting to get one like that,but the only one I can find here is $15! I saw one at Ikea for way cheap but they don't ship here. So I am stuck with my snowman one for awhile! :)

heidigoseek said...

Mine is IKEA. Jenna gave it to me and put the vinyl letters on it. I can get one someday and ship it to you if you want.
I do toast the pecans. Skillet, med or med low heat, watch closely. You can smell them when they're done...or burnt:(

Marie said...

I was going to ask if you put the vinyl letters on! Too cute. I would be your best friend in the world if you sent me one! Just let me know how much I owe you. I love those jars!

Little Hensley Fam said...

I love your cookies, and those look like the ones you've made for us... it's making my mouth water just thinking about them... mmmmm... yummy! Of course I love everything you make! By the way, do you have a good strawberry smoothie or strawberry and bannana smoothie recipe by any chance? If so can you e-mail me? Thanks!

Teresa said...

Hey Heidi...this blog caught my attention! I made a similar recipe day before yesterday, minus the pecans (which I love, but Scott is allergic). I will try your version next time. We are going to sandwich them with vanilla ice cream for dessert tomorrow night. Homemade coconut ice cream might be even better, hmmmmm.....

The Martinez Family said...

Heidi , where have you been? I have been waiting for more blog posts:) hope you are doing well! we love and miss you guys!!