One of my goals this year was to get better at baking. Probably not the best goal to coincide with eating healthier, but I’m a work in progress. I have A LOT of baking disasters under my belt (no pun intended), but sometimes I get it right. This is definitely one of those times. I think I’ll have to save my eating healthy goal till Monday because these cookies are amazing and gooey and crunchy and did I mention AMAZING?? They’re also really easy…which is the only type of baking recipe I do…easy.
I took the original Nestle Toll House Recipe and snazzed it up a bit…because if you’ve ever watched Friends, you know that Nestle Toll House has the best chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Coconut, Caramel, and Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tps baking soda
- 4 Tbs cocoa powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 c butter softened
- 3/4 c sugar
- 3/4 c packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 c 12-oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 c chopped pecans
- 1/2 c premium caramel bits
- 1 c shredded sweetened coconut
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Whip together butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs.
- In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Gradually add to butter and sugar mixture.
- After mixture is combined, fold in chocolate chips, chopped pecans, caramel bits and shredded coconut.
- Spoon out cookies onto a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (mine took 8 minutes).
- Let cool on a drying rack.
I used these new Caramel Bits for this recipe. I love that I don’t have to open a billion little wrappers anymore. These are really convenient, and great for snacking (What? I said I’d be healthy on Monday!) And a little confession…I might have made these only for me, because no one in my family likes coconut all that much and my kids don’t like nuts…oops! Sometimes Mommy needs to indulge without hiding in the closet.
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