Friday, March 19, 2010

THE most delicious and no-so-bad-for-you-cookies!

We have been trying to eat a lot healthier this year which has been a little hard since we both have a serious sweet tooth. I have come across some delicious and healthy recipes and have been asked several times for this one. These cookies only have 80 calories each which is not bad for a cookie!


Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
2 cups flaked sweetened coconut
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1- 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup salted butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
4 ounces dark chocolate (70% cacao) chopped
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350* arrange coconut in a single layer in a small baking pan. Bake at 350* for 7 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once. Let cool.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda in a medium bowl, stir with a whisk until blended. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in vanilla and egg. Add flour mixture beating at low speed just until combined.
Stir in toasted coconut and chocolate.
Drop by level teaspoons 2 inches apart. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes or until bottoms of cookies just begin to brown. Remove from pan, cool on wire racks.
Courtesy of cooking light with some changes by me.


Trinette McCrary said...

Yummy-I have been eating them this weekend. My kids don't like the coconut in them, oh well more for me!

Sheila Madsen said...

Sound wonderful. Can't wait to try them.