Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Chocolate Cranberry Coconut Pecan Cookies
I think the great thing about cookies is their versatility as far as what you want in them. By all means, if you don't like coconut or prefer dried cherries, then substitute them. I just went with what was in my pantry. I like these just barely cooked so they stay soft and chewy.
3/4 cup butter or vegetable shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups white all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate covered cranberries or 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup sweetened coconut
Makes 3 dozen
HEAT oven to 375ºF.
Combine butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into butter mixture until just blended. Stir in cranberries, chocolate chips and nuts and raisins.
Drop by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.