Tuesday, February 16, 2010
TWD::Coconut-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe comes from Kait from Kait's Plate and can I just say, YUM! Thanks Kait for picking such a delicious recipe!
I have an incredible family oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe, so I opted to play with this recipe a bit and added coconut, toasted chopped almonds in place of the pecans and milk chocolate chips instead of the bittersweet chips. It was DIVINE!! If I had used the bittersweet chips like Dorie put in her recipe (I can't believe I'm about to admit this) it would have been even better! I know!
There was just the right amount of sweet, and with the texture from the coconut, the crunch from the almonds and the melted goodness from the chocolate chips, it was not only eye-appealing, but mouth watering. I also prefer my cookies chewy so that when I bite into one, it just melts in my mouth while I gobble up each and every last bite!
I'm so glad I only baked up half of the batch because there would have been some serious weight gain from them. What did I do with the rest, you ask? I scooped them out with my handy dandy scooper and placed them on wax paper then rolled 'em up, put the rolled up sets of 12 in a ziploc baggie and froze them. Yup. I plan on having them on hand for any unnecessary/necessary occassion!
Go on over to Kait's blog to snag a copy of the recipe for yourself. You can also go to the TWD Blogroll to see what other TWD bakers did with their cookies.
Made with Love by Gourmified