Chocolate-Coconut Cookies

This is a yummy variation on my long-time favorite cookie Coconut-Oatmeal. Like the oatmeal, this chocolate version is made with vegetable shortening, which makes the cookies dense and chewy. You’d think butter would be better, but it doesn’t work nearly as well. I don’t know why. If anyone does know, please tell me. SAM

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces German sweet chocolate, cut in 1/2-inch chunks
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/3 cups shredded coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. With an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and add to the butter mixture, blending well. Stir in the chocolate, walnuts, and coconut by hand. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.

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4 Responses to Chocolate-Coconut Cookies

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  2. Rina says:

    I like shredded coconut. This should really be a treat.

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