After a wonderful trip to Hawaii, I have decided to make some coconut cookies. These were delicious. They are buttery, crispy, and chewy, which is my favorite kind of cookie. The dough base is similar to that of a chocolate chip cookie. They would be great with chocolate chips or nuts added to them as well...if only I had had some macadamia nuts. I always love a super simple cookie recipe with on-hand ingredients that have amazing results. These are them!
Chewy "Aloha" Coconut Cookies
1 1/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 c sweetened flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add the flour mixture, then mix in the coconut.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets (ungreased if not using parchment paper). They should be about 3 inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minuntes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted. Cool on wire racks.