Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The toffee and coconuts give the cookies a sort of chewiness that I LOVE, while the nuts and chocolate have more of an in-your-face flavor punch. You can definitely make this with whatever goodies you have laying around in your pantry. I wonder if M&M's and broken pretzels would be a good combination?? Or dried pineapple, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts? The possibilities are endless!! Enjoy the deliciousness!
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
cookie additives (example: chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, toffee, dried fruit, etc) -- as much of each as you want!
Preheat oven to 375F.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter and sugars in bowl of electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and creamy. Add in vanilla and eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in cookie additives.
Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Wet hands and slightly flatten each cookie. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool cookies on pans for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Adapted from Nestle